Dancing with Jesus
Spiritual Requirements for the Dancer
In preparing one self for the ministry of dance, we must first realize that our first call is to Jesus Himself. We first must draw close to Him, seek to know Him, seek His face, seek His heart. Our ministry will then be a result of spending time with Him. Only then can we truly answer the call to ministry. He must always be our first love.
The Scriptures tell us that God is seeking worshippers not dancers. Although ability is necessary, the scriptures do not exhort us to
"praise Him in the dance if you have been called to ballet class." Those who will worship must worship in Spirit and in truth are those who God calls.
Our dance must be a priestly ministry, bringing Christ to the people and the people to Christ. We are never to be the focus. Because dance is such a visible ministry, it is imperative for us to endeavor to lay self on the altar and seek to " BE YE HOLY, FOR I AM HOLY" 1 Peter1:16
God is looking for people who will meet with Him daily. Let us spend time with God until our dances come from Him. God wants dances that are Spirit to spirit. Dances that will bring change in the lives of others. God has dances from His heart and dances from His throne that He wants to pour out through us. Therefore we must learn to be visual demonstrations of what God is saying and doing in the Spirit. We must empty our own dances and make room for His. We must learn to express
the truth of God's own Heart.
Dr Pam Hardy