If our hearts are not set on pleasing God in the worship arts arena, we will be remembered for the wrong reasons. How many times have we attended a concert or worship event to only to ask ourselves, "What is WRONG with this picture?" Although there will always be dancers whose priorities are elsewhere, those of us who love the Lord with our entire existence will aim to please Him only.
Here are some questions that we should ask ourselves regularly:
Should I remember a creative hairstyle more than the message?
Are those eye-catching garments really more of a fashion show than a tool for ministry?
Does the general personality of the ministry promote anti-social behavior, callousness, or an unfriendly demeanor?
Is there a lot of joking, disrespect, talking, or carelessness taking place when there should be focus and unity?
Do the garments serve as a example of a "striptease" show more than reverence for the Creator?
Do electronic devices hinder the ability to worship or encourage others because many are consumed with giving or receiving updates on social networks and text messaging?
Are there more people observing others praise and worship than there are actually worshipping Him?
All that we do should cause others to remember the cause of Christ. If we spend our time consumed with our own preferences, desires, needs, choreography, dressing room space, line-up on the roster, and other self-centered priorities, we can guarantee that we will not be remembered as those who gave complete glory to God.
This process requires constant evaluation of our own motives, Bible reading, prayer time, and living lives that please God while serving others. When we can barely recall the song danced and its intended message, we know that we have been disrupted by the flesh. Let's focus on the assignment of letting others glorify God our Father by seeing the good works that we do here on earth.
New King James Bible Version
1 Samuel 10:25
Then Samuel explained to the people the behavior of royalty, and wrote it in a book and laid it up before the LORD. And Samuel sent all the people away, every man to his house.
Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.
1 Timothy 5:25
Likewise, the good works of some are clearly evident, and those that are otherwise cannot be hidden.