Recently I ministered in dance at a Women fellowship. I planned, prayed, and prepared for the event in the midst of numerous other responsibilities and assignments. I was ready but not ready so to speak but eager to minister. But guess what? Two hours before the event God changed the song! This was not the first time this has happened but feeling the way I was and being as preoccupied as I was it was a shock! The song was also an older song that I had not heard or danced in over five years!
Okay, I have enough history with the Lord to know that He would be with me so I stepped out in obedience. The ministry was phenomenal! As soon as the song begun, people were already filled with anticipation, weeping, and worship! I did not once have to worry about choreography, technique, or anything! As a matter of fact, I mostly interacted with the audience. God is so amazing! Regardless of your assignment, never stuff our Lord in a box and expect Him to always move in the same manner. Be ready to be stretched and watch how He moves! I could see the manifestation of God’s presence resting upon so many faces!
“Have the people of Israel build me a holy sanctuary so I can live among them.” Exodus 25:8
God still wants to hang out with us! Are you worshipping in spirit and truth? When I calmly think of the flaming sword and the cherubim that were set up to prevent the man from entering a certain place in the garden of Eden, and the scripture above, it gives me renewed hope that I can walk and live out my desire to come boldly before His throne of grace whenever! See Hebrews 4:14-16, 10:19-23.
Be encouraged and know that you are a welcomed guest in His house!
Hello to all of my Beautiful Worship dancers. I have a question for you: “from whence do you choreograph your pieces for worship dance?” Sounds a little odd doesn’t it? Well, this is a question that I heard from deep within my spirit just a couple of weeks ago. It is crucial that we understand the place from where to begin and end our choreography. Even if you do not primarily choreograph your own pieces, it is still important to have foundational knowledge of this.
The question prompted me to be resurrected in some ways. See, I have been involved in dance ministry for a lot of years. Recently I began to notice a decline in my passion! This is something that I thought would never happen to me but this prompting, along with another tremendous door of opportunity that the Lord has recently opened for me has sure re-kindled my passion and desire for the worship ministry like never before.
To celebrate this re-kindled fire, I am launching a new online worship dance course. The course is for 4 weeks and will cover some basic Biblical studies of dance and choreography dynamics. There will also be interactive activities at the end of each lesson that will give the student a chance to put what they learn in each lesson to work within their own ministries! I am excited to offer this course. If you are interested, please reply in the comments or contact me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Enter “Online Course” in the subject line.
Sometimes it appears that our life becomes cluttered and filled with darkness and chaos. Not talking about the issues in the world, but the issues within our own little worlds! This is not uncommon. We are tempted, tried, squeezed, knocked on, kicked around, you name it. Jesus said in this world we would have tribulation, but be of good cheer for He has overcome the world (John 16:33). With all that we have going on plus living in this world and not being of it, there is no wonder we can get into a place of chaos! This chaos and darkness can influence and affect our soul’s well being. What are we to do? We are to speak life and light into every dark corner and order to every chaotic event. This is easier said than done sometimes but we have been given the grace to do it. Simply ask and trust! God knows all about this. When He said “let there be light” in the book of beginnings (Genesis), the earth was dark and without form! (dark and chaotic). But guess what??? There WAS LIGHT when HE SPOKE IT! We too, through Christ, have the authority to speak light and life! Speak to your darkness and chaos today and live in victory!
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I was reminded this morning by one of my dance Sisters that we are to spend quality time worshipping the Father in our dance. I was blessed to receive this word! What the Lord gave me from that reminder is this: I must dance for an audience of ONE before expecting and preparing to dance before an audience of many. Not a praise dancer? It does not matter because this word applies to any ministry or service that you do unto the Lord.
So, have you had your quiet time with Daddy God today? If not, is there an appointment setup to meet with Him?
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This is a very exciting time for the ministry! God is allowing us to be able to conduct worship dance workshops, offer an online course for learning tips to write and direct anointed gospel stage plays, early a.m. prayer ministry, and new inspirational books! When you join the emailing list today, you will receive periodic updates and a 30 day worship devotional entitled, “The First Fruits of my Morning”. This is a powerful devotional that will jump start your day and keep the fire burning in your relationship with God! Go to the side of the screen and enter your name and email today. Let’s grow in the Word and Presence of the Lord together! I look forward to serving you through dance workshops, online courses, and inspirational books. Let me hear from you.
Poetry moves…poetry expresses….I’ve got a river of life in me and it moves me to write, to dance, to prophesy, to sing, yes that river that Jesus spoke about….out of my belly flows rivers of living waters because I run after Him cause I’m thirsty, thirsty, so thirsty I tell you and His Spirit in me flows and causes me to flow with Him. (John 7 :37-39)
Would you like to write and direct dynamic Gospel Stage Plays and use poetry, dance and drama simultaneously for the Glory of God? I can teach you tips on how to write and direct your own anointed stage play or skits that will move the hearts of people not only in your church but in your community all while bringing glory to the Kingdom of God! Sign up for the mailing list on right side of screen and I will give you detailed information on the online course called “Drama in the Church? Tips for Writing and Directing Gospel Stage Plays”.