Thursday, November 6, 2008

Every Little Step...

We must pray for balance between precision choreography and rightly dividing the Word. It is futile to put together a movement masterpiece that has absolutely no relevance to the words being uttered. Dancing to the beat is not the point of dance as ministry. When we leave an indelible picture of the gospel in the minds of the people, the Word comes alive and can be more easily recalled through memory. If our movement does not connect with the words, the motions will be remembered more than the message.

The steps that we include in our pieces are significant. As we continue to be students of the Scriptures, we will be more able to convey movement that captures the heart of God toward His people. From a Biblical standpoint, our steps are symbolic of the lifestyles that we lead. We can choose to walk in the way of the Lord, or to become wayward by straying from the path. In the ministry of dance, we must carefully consider our steps.

Spiritual choreography can be obtained in many ways. Some receive movement through dreams and visions. Other dance steps are inspired by Divine revelation and personal testimony. As long as our motion is motivated in righteousness, our dances will correctly convey the meaning of the Word through movement. If we select movements based on what we see others do, we are not relying on the Lord to direct our steps. Though the movement that we incorporate may not be unique in itself, each and every dance ministry ordained by God has a unique imprint expressly orchestrated by God.

Job 34:21 (NKJV)
“For His eyes are on the ways of man, and He sees all his steps.

Psalm 119:133 (NKJV)
Direct my steps by Your word, and let no iniquity have dominion over me.

Proverbs 14:15 (NKJV)
The simple believes every word, but the prudent considers well his steps.

Proverbs 20:24 (NKJV)
A man’s steps are of the LORD; How then can a man understand his own way?

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