Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Loose Change

We can never underestimate the small things. As movement ministers, we must learn to cherish our experiences and realize that we can learn just as much from the "little people" as we can from the professionals. Just as loose change can add up to a large sum when combined, we each are more valuable as a whole than we are apart. If we allow ourselves to get enthralled by fame and fortune touted by many television personalities and best-selling authors, we will miss the joy of serving from a place of purity. Pursuing ministerial degrees, licenses, and further education is great, but does not define who we are in God's eyes.

Dance ministry continues to grow in popularity and continues to experience change as the years go by. What was once standard a decade ago has progressed to include various movement genres and music types. This would not have come about if a few brave people were not willing to allow change to take place. All change is not necessarily for the better. Change does not mean that we relinquish the standard for holy living. Change does not equal the opportunity to dishonor the sanctuary of the Lord. Change does not mean that we adopt radical standards under the guise of being different. Change should mean that we grow, and as we do, we witness more of the Lord's work and less of our own.

When we minister through movement, the lives of people should be forever changed. If the Son of the Living God dwells within us, as we move we should witness miracles, signs and wonders along the way. If we are at a place where we are stagnant and thirsty for a move of God, it is time to submit to change that only God can create. Only after we have allowed Him to perform change in us can we loose it in the lives of others.

Psalm 116:16 (NKJV)
O LORD, truly I am Your servant; I am Your servant, the son of Your maidservant; You have loosed my bonds.

Matthew 16:19 (NKJV)
And I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.

1 Corinthians 15:51-52 (New King James Version)
Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed- in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.

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