Friday, October 10, 2008

Miss Understanding

We each have a responsibility to gain knowledge concerning our functions as parts of the Body. In the structure of a dance ministry, each member must also have a strong sense of placement and be a vital part of the whole. We can do this by having communication and training systems in place for incoming ministry members, and ongoing instruction for the ministry as a whole. Although we may not all agree on the minor details, we must make sure that we are all speaking the same things concerning our commission as dance ministers.

Every ministry should have a vision or reason for being. Leaders and team members should each be able to state the goal of the ministry on a local, national, or international level, depending upon our Kingdom assignments. Ministry participants should also know the order of leadership and the appropriate steps to follow for dealing with personal matters, ministry concerns, and larger circumstances. When we miss the opportunity to gain understanding, we are on our way to oblivion.

If we are lacking understanding in focus, Biblical knowledge, or technical ability, we must pray and seek the Lord's voice concerning what steps to take. When we do not agree, we will not be in step with one another, and confusion will result. Much of the ineffectiveness that is witness among dance and movement ministries today is due to limited understanding personally, spiritually, and corporately. We do not want to miss anything that has been prepared for us due to our own ignorance. If anyone lacks wisdom, now is the time to ask for it from the Lord.

Proverbs 3:13-14 (NKJV)
Happy is the man who finds wisdom, and the man who gains understanding; For her proceeds are better than the profits of silver, and her gain than fine gold.

Hosea 4:6 (NKJV)
My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I also will reject you from being priest for Me; Because you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children.

Ephesians 1:17-19 (NKJV)
That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power

James 1:5 (NKJV)
If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.

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