Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Climb Every Mountain

When striving to correctly interpret a concept in movement ministry, we can reach a point of challenge. Although it may be simple to show some concepts through written words and literal symbols, it becomes a little more difficult to portray abstract ideas. It is in these instances that color, texture, and Divine inspiration can go a long way.

When we want to show the oceans or bodies of water, different shades of blue billows or flags can be used to show waves and fluid motion. The same ideas can be applied to the demonstration of fire. If we would like to be a little more diverse, we can also incorporate these visuals into our garments, or even by using multimedia including video projection or slides and graphics. Larger concepts like mountains, valleys, flying, and the passage of time can be shown with large props, fabrics, clocks, and other creative imaginings. The sky is no longer the limit!

If we are unable to create these concepts ourselves, consulting with a Spirit-filled master craftsman may provide the exact enhancement we need. Dance ministry does not have to solely rely on fabrics, choreography, or creative tailoring. When we yield to the Lord's leading, He will begin to show us Divine creativity like never before. Breaking out of the mold of doing what we have seen will allow us to walk by faith, not by sight.

Exodus 33:18 (NKJV)
And he said, “Please, show me Your glory.”

Deuteronomy 29:29 (NKJV)
“The secret things belong to the LORD our God, but those things which are revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may do all the words of this law.

Isaiah 40:5 (NKJV)
The glory of the LORD shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together; For the mouth of the LORD has spoken.”

1 Corinthians 2:9-11 (NKJV)
But as it is written: “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him.” But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God. For what man knows the things of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him? Even so no one knows the things of God except the Spirit of God.

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