- Christmas Every Day (0) December 3, 2013
There is a Christmas program going on just about everyday this month, and that is absolutely wonderful! I personally listen to Christmas music all year round! The message of hope, the spreading of joy, and the sharing of love never gets old. And as holiday cheer spreads in the air, as we get together our uniforms and garments for pageantry, let us be even the more conscious to minister the good news that Jesus Christ Our Lord and Savior was born to save the whole world. That Jesus Christ came “to preach the gospel to the poor” God sent Jesus “to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised” – Luke 4:18.
Let every wave of the arm, every turn and twirl, be a prayer for all, that the joy of our Lord and Savior is here.
- That’s Why We Pray – 2 Samuel 6:14-16 (1) December 2, 2013
There will always be those around who do not understand that our dance is actually ministry. And in as much as praise teams are to lead the congregation into praise and worship of our Heavenly Father, we set the atmosphere for His presence to manifest. We usher in the Holy Spirit when we move. That being said, there are those who will not see the ministry behind our movement. There are some things we can do to help, like making ourselves presentable in our attire, but really, the teaching, the convincing has to come through revelation of the Holy Spirit. While we strive to respectfully educate others and help to prepare their hearts to receive what God has for them, we must pray that their eyes be opened and hearts receptive. We must also be at peace within ourselves, knowing our dance is of God and glorifies Him. So let us pray
- Praise (0) December 1, 2013
Praise the Lord with harp: sing unto him with the psaltery and an instrument of ten strings.
- Morning Exhortation : November 30, 2013 (0) November 30, 2013 Be open. Be willing and obedient and you shall enjoy the fat of the land! God’s rich goodness awaits you.
- Bow Before The King: Acknowledge Our King (0) November 29, 2013
Bow – 3. To incline the head or body in salutation or assent or to acknowledge applause
We serve an invisible God. Though He is always present, His likeness can only be seen through the love and actions shown through others. So it is easy to forget at times that He is near. That He is always around us. When we bow, we are acknowledging that God is present. That our King is near. We bow to greet Him, The royal conquering King.
- Morning Exhortation : November 28, 2013 (0) November 28, 2013 The Lord is graciously kind and wonderfully awesome. Embrace His plans for you today. Be opened to hearing the Holy Spirit. Be careful to follow His leading.AND Have a blessed filled, joyfully beautiful Thanksgiving!
- Bow Before The King: Reverence (0) November 27, 2013
Bow – 2. To bend the head, body, or knee in reverence, submission, or shame
Psalm 24 (KJV)
24 The earth is the Lord’s, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein. 2 For he hath founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the floods. 3 Who shall ascend into the hill of the Lord? or who shall stand in his holy place? 4 He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully. 5 He shall receive the blessing from the Lord, and righteousness from the God of his salvation. 6 This is the generation of them that seek him, that seek thy face, O Jacob. Selah. 7 Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in. 8 Who is this King of glory? The Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle. 9 Lift up your heads, O ye gates; even lift them up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in. 10 Who is this King of glory? The Lord of hosts, he is the King of glory. Selah.
Before we minister to the people of God in any fashion, we should reverently remember His holiness. This word holy (worthy of respect or devotion; inspiring awe or reverence) is used to describe Our Lord by those who sit in His presence eternally. We as His children destined to be with Him, when we bow our heads, knees, or bodies in dance, ought to bow in recognition to his holiness, in awe filled reverence to Our Lord and King.
- Bow Before The King: Submit (1) November 26, 2013
Bow – 1. To cease from competition or resistance – submit, yield
In times past a physical bow was used by conquering warlords and kings to express domination over some one. When in the presence of a king or conqueror, enemies and subordinates were forced to bow before them. I am reminded of an old movie my sister loves, “The Last Dragon”, where Sho Nuff tried to force Leroy to bow before him and kiss his feet, and the shame the act entailed. Tradition has since watered this physical practice down, and while there are some who still practice this sign of subservience, for the most part it has come to have no meaning. While there is no shame in bowing before God, when we bow before Him in dance it should not be a meaningless motion. We bow before Him, because we yield to His Omnipotent Omniscience, acknowledging that He is always there, seeing all and knowing our next best move with a perfect plan for us. We stop competing with His will for our lives. We stop competing with one another. We acknowledge that He is the Masterful creator of all. He has gifted us with abilities to accomplish His good pleasure. No one better. No one worse. We are different because we are designed to be. Special and unique because He delighted in our being. So we bow. We bow down in recognition of the fact that we are not stronger nor more powerful than God.
- Bow Before The King (0) November 25, 2013
At this time in America, our nation is gearing up to be thankful. We are setting our hearts to show gratitude, and to be kind one to another. And that is good. As we approach another day, as we take another breath, let us as Christ’s body, daily gear up to bow our hearts before our Lord and King.Bow according to Merriam Websters Dictionary:– a bending of the head or body in respect, submission, assent, or salutation; also : a show of respect or submission1.to cease from competition or resistance – submit, yield2. to bend the head, body, or knee in reverence, submission, or shame3. to incline the head or body in salutation or assent or to acknowledge applause
- Praise (0) November 24, 2013
Rejoice in the Lord, O ye righteous: for praise is comely for the upright.