Thursday, August 27, 2009

An Open and Shut Case

The ministry of movement entails more than dancing. As a matter of fact, anyone can be a liturgical praise dancer. Not everyone is a true worshipper, movement minister, or servant of the Lord. The Lord observes our every step, so we must proceed with caution.

Beyond what we do in front of others, what we say can promote health or bring destruction to our ministries. The messages that we share include both the words we say and the messages we write for public observation. Out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks!

If we are on public social networking forums, blogs, etc, and openly display sexual innuendos, negative talk, and double-mindedness, this will affect our ministries. If we appear to need intense emotional therapy before others, it will hamper their ability to receive the word from us. We must pray for wisdom! It's not that we have to be perfect, but we must realize that we have the ability to place a stumblingblock in the paths of others if we are not careful.

The enemy is crafty. The Bible reminds us in Proverbs 29:11 that a fool vents all his mind! If we are not students of the Word, we can find ourselves being the antithesis of Christian living. Does this mean that we cannot express ourselves with one another and confess our faults? Of course not. The question is, do we want to air out all of our imperfections on a community billboard? What we say can and will be used against us- good or bad. Let's not hinder the spread of the Gospel with our own foolishness...

New King James Bible Version

Ephesians 4:29
Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers.

Colossians 3:8
But now you yourselves are to put off all these: anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy language out of your mouth.

James 3:10
Out of the same mouth proceed blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not to be so.

1 comment:

Martha Mowatt said...


I am so grateful to have a woman like you preaching about what dance ministry is and is not. It burns me up to see people label themselves as "praise dancers" and there is no praise, anointing, or worship in their dance. I always tell others that there is a huge difference between ministry (praise) and performance. Many are performing.

Keep up the good work. I love what you stand for and I pray that the Lord will continue to use you so that people will learn what it is to be a minister of praise!

God bless you and keep you!