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Honor is a man’s greatest need regardless of his family background, race, culture or educational status. I know many men, whether in the church or not, seem to know or can just merely recite Ephesians 5:22 “Wives submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.” We fail to realize that when we sow honor to our spouse or anyone else in authority that’s how we get to receive it. Honor means to esteem, respect, reverence, a dignity
according to a position – the feeling or expression of admiration. Many women don’t mind honoring their man, but what separates a mature wife or woman in any type of relationship from the rest is how she responds when her husband and friend falls short of her expectations. We’re in a day and time where we all are being tested in True Honoring.
During every relationship whether married, dating or job related the man is bound to do something(s) wrong. If a woman can’t honor her husband, and/or friend during those times she may end up with a wounded and dishonored husband/friend. I’ll never forget the testimony of this woman who stood beside her husband and said how he was a loser and a lousy husband in the beginning of their marriage and he didn’t know how to do a lot of things such as balance the check book. He never spent time at home with her and their three boys, they were always broke and worked all the time. He was insensitive to her needs (affection and honor) and he never prayed over his family nor did he take the lead in the spiritual area for his family. She continued putting the man under the bus and at the end of her testimony she said that when they began to have their trouble she knew she had to make a decision.
A decision is neither a feeling nor an emotion, it’s a choice. She said she could either continue to nag him or divorce him, but neither negative choices would be right. She went on to say she decided to let him fall and allow God to convert him as she honored and loved him. In Proverbs 24:16 “A righteous man may fall seven times and rise again.” In Hebrews 12:6 “God chastens those whom he loves.” God changed that man inside-out right in front of her eyes.
She realized, like we all should, that we hinder the program of the process of a godly man or woman by dishonoring that person or trying to force them to
change. The key to success is through prayer, positive confessions and then practice treating them better than they may deserve. You should be able to express your feeling to your husband about anything. When you tell him how you feel do it with respect and kindness (Sweet Lips). In Galatians 5:7 “For whatsoever a man soeth, that shall he also reap.” So ladies, treat him as you would want to be treated by honoring and praying for him. The wife that keeps nagging, manipulating and is continuously irritable may win a few fights with those tactics but you’ll always lose the war. If wives would honor their husbands even if they don’t deserve it, God will deepen your husband’s love for you as he changes your husband with a new heart to love and serve you. Revelation 3:8 says “God will open a door that no man can close.”
Come any Thursday evening or Sunday morning so that my wife Pastor Dorothy and I can get your feedback on the articles as well as fellowship and build a relationship so we all can continue to grow in honor. Come experience the love of God at Double Portion Spirit Ministries, International.
Psalm 150:6 states, “Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.” The bible highlights different ways to praise God which includes instrumentation, singing and of course dancing.
In today’s world and youth culture we see secular artists making hits about dances almost every other day. It doesn’t take much effort to find a kid or young adult crankin’ the Soulja Boy, doing the dougie, the flex or the dutty wine to name a few. Think of the impact these artist have, how many albums they have sold and the amount of people you see doing these dances. Have you ever asked yourself how much of an impact you could make by promoting fun dances that would bring the lost souls to God and also promote God’s word?
As a dancer it seems that as time progresses the different styles of dancing have become more secular, but at the same time the role of the dance ministry in the church and in the world has increased. So what does that mean for us Christians? When discussing the role of dance many issues arise. The major controversy is that there are so many dances to chose from, but not all are acceptable to perform in the church. There is a thin line separating what is an appropriate form of dance and attire for Christian dancers. As Christians it is imperative that we flock to modest styles of dancing that make God the focus rather than certain parts of our bodies.
Typically, dance styles seen in churches are prophetic, liturgical or interpretative because of their ability to appeal to a desirable, conservative appearance. The problem that arises is that there is a younger generation who want to praise God through dance, but are hesitant to minister because they’re fearful the churches won’t accept their modern moves and that they’re being to sexual.
The truth is, God created all types of dances, and they can all be utilized to add to His glory and to reach lost souls. A Christian dancer must understand, however, that no matter the style of the dance they practice, they must always be a conscious performer, meaning they must understand the purpose behind their steps and the intentions behind their moves. For example, if you’re at a night club dancing provocatively with a member of the opposite sex, what are your intentions? To arouse or seduce? Examples of dance like this are not edifying to God. Still, in Genesis 50:20 the Word says “What the devil meant for evil, God will turn it around.”
Our Heavenly Father gave us the gift to dance, it’s a way to praise him, and I believe that we as Christians and dancers can adapt various styles of dancing such as hip hop, lyrical ballet, or jazz to do just that. Dancing can change lives, no matter if you’re doing the dancing or watching. It is a way to express emotions, to tell a story, it is a path to save souls, which is the purpose of our ministry.
Your motivation to dance should be to save the lost at any cost. So remember, don’t be afraid of diversifying your collection of dance styles. Explore hip-hop, jazz, tap, folk, latin, traditional, swing, ballroom, afro-Caribbean and the many others forms and enhance your ability to outreach and minister to people from all walks of life.
Leadership is a product of living, trial and error, and a willingness to try again in order to achieve success. One thing about life is that it will always teach you whether your want it to or not.
Leadership is defined in many different ways, but today we will define it as achieving success through life experiences, adapting to changes and doing what is right or at least listen to wisdom and be able to influence those around you for a specific purpose. Leadership is associated with one primary thing – PEOPLE.
There is a cliché that leaders are made, not born. Leadership has no boundaries nor does it care about how old you are. However, one thing about leadership is that it will require something from you – COMMITMENT. Once you fully grasp, understand, accept your purpose, mature, and recognize that others trust you and your decisions, you are responsible to them. The decisions you make will affect those around you. Therefore, you have to be mindful of what you say, or do, and assume associated risks for your behavior. The people who are following you want to be fulfilled by your actions, drive, or abilities to create because if they are not they will go elsewhere, complain, or simply quit on you.
A leader has to realize who they are, accept their position, and listen to wisdom while also offering it to others. They must learn and give back to the next generation through motivating words and by creating space for success t o be achieved. It is well worth it, as you get closer to achieving your personal goals or that of your group. Change your altitude and climb higher. A leader must be a motivator making the vision clear and concise. He or she must take responsibility for the future, as well as the present while being an honest leader who will always be fair and willing to share information. As a leader, you must know how to deal with challenges. When hurdles appear, just follow these simple steps: look at the course, prepare and focus, settle in your mind that you will defeat each challenge and you cannot be stopped. Lastly, execute and push as hard as you can to conquer each challenge until you reach that finish line called success.