Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Rock & Roll

We will have occasions when we experience tumultous times. Ministries of all types experience growth, decline, prosperity, and lack. What we must realize is that the cycle of abundance and need is an essential part of life. Dance and movement ministries are not immune to these seasonal challenges. This is why we must pray for wisdom and direction from the Lord so that we move by the Spirit and not by the flesh.

The only One that we can rely on to never fail is the Lord our Rock. As long as we stay connected to Him, we will be able to survive every attack, shaking, transition, and setback. Dance ministries that overcome adversity together and strive to obey the Lord are often very effective and powerful dance ministers. We must never allow the enemy to bring division among us. He will deal with whatever comes against us and roll it away (remove it from us and bring relief), while leading us to the higher rock (place of safety).

We must walk closer with God more than ever before. When we keep our hearts, souls, and minds stayed on Him, our Foundation is firm and we can endure. Struggle should not hinder our ability to dance about joy, peace, and love. Spiritual movement includes both natural and supernatural involvement. When the world around us is shaken, we can declare with certainty that we shall not be moved!

Deuteronomy 32:4 (NKJV)
He is the Rock, His work is perfect; For all His ways are justice, a God of truth and without injustice; Righteous and upright is He.

Joshua 5:9 (NKJV)
Then the LORD said to Joshua, “This day I have rolled away the reproach of Egypt from you.” Therefore the name of the place is called Gilgal to this day.

Psalm 61:2 (NKJV)
From the end of the earth I will cry to You, when my heart is overwhelmed; Lead me to the rock that is higher than I.

Psalm 94:22 (NKJV)
But the LORD has been my defense, and my God the rock of my refuge.

Jeremiah 51:25-26 (NKJV)
“Behold, I am against you, O destroying mountain, who destroys all the earth,” says the LORD. “And I will stretch out My hand against you, roll you down from the rocks, and make you a burnt mountain. They shall not take from you a stone for a corner nor a stone for a foundation, but you shall be desolate forever,” says the LORD.

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