Christian Dancer or Dancer for Christ?

As a dancer, I’ve been considering who I am lately. To be a Christian says a lot of things, and some things I’ve discovered that I do not agree with. I will review those thing in full and in depth in another post. But one of the question I asked myself and I ask you, is, did God create us and this wonderful plan of salvation, just to give us….Religion?

Christianity is lovely. It was really birthed from a branch of the Catholic Church ( did you know that? ). But many Christians differ on what the Bible really means. And many of its traditions have not come from the Word of God. That is why it doesn’t sit well with me 100%.

Reason with me. Examine God’s Word and see if what I say be true or false.

I question things. I question things a lot. And I have a few questions now.

I am to be a dancer of religion? The christian religion? Or am I to dance for the One whose teachings now have got men so opinionated over, that they create countless factions, denominations, and kinds, within one religion?

Who employs me, Christianity or God? I cannot dance for anything but the supreme One who called me. Christianity didn’t call me. Jesus did. And He said follow Him.

I want to Dance for Christ.

I want to Dance for my King.

I want to Dance for God.

Not religion, not Christianity, and not for traditions of men. I will follow my Lord & King and nothing else.

What about you?

Defining Dance

Dancing itself is neither good nor evil. From the Christian perspective, its your intent in the Dance that determines where it falls on the scale of positive “good” or negative “evil”.  Through your dance, you are serving something.  That something can be one of three things: yourself, satan, or the Most High God.  There are two entities that control this atmosphere: God and His enemy, satan.  Whether you realize it or not, you will serve one in your talent.  If you are serving yourself, beneath that spirit is the one of pride, which brought the devil down, cast out of heaven to earth. Make a choice to serve the one who gave you the talent, has all knowledge about that talent and has a purpose for that talent.

Consider these questions:

What do you think about when you dance?

Do you focus on the moves only or is there a theme or spirit behind your movment?

Are you promoting an idea? or a person? or an event? or a god?

What is your motives for the Dance or what are motives being provided for you?

Do you seek to please or incite an emotion from the viewer?

Are you perfecting your craft for competition or self aggrandizement?

In the Lord, there is no competition only creativity.  Everyone has been given at least one gift to worship and serve Him with.  If dance is your gift, the more your sharpen your skills, you can carry a greater anointing ( see Jesus’s parable on talents, Luke 19:11-27 ).

Not all movement created equal!

Although Dance is usually indigenous to the place its birth, not all dances have the same intent.  Some dances worship the god of its land, some dances express emotions, a life phase, or full story, and yet other dances promote self desires or purposes.  Holy Dance is to worship the True Father and Creator of this Universe.  This is the highest form of Dance and the most powerful.  One must seek to workship the Lord, so that an anointing ( His Presence ) accompanies the Dance, otherwise you will have an empty vessel performing for self.  When the Lord approves of the Dance you break the yokes of the peopls and minister to God.