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Some tips on helping to keep Jesus the focus of our worship...

Never attempt to any praise or worship dance without first seeking the Lord in prayer.  Before you hit the dance floor, hit the prayer closet!  We need to spent our 'quality' time with Him so that He could accomplish His plan through our ministry.  The message expressed in the music  should be of great importance when choosing a selection to dance to in a public setting.  We are called to praise and worship with our whole hearts, and we should prayerfully choose a song that we are able to worship with our minds, spirits, and bodies.  Below are just a few of my own suggestions to help you focus on Jesus when lifting up His name in the dance:
 
1.  Spend time in prayer first.  Seek His face and spend time in His presence.  Look to Him to show you if there is anything offensive in His sight, then ask for His  mercy and forgiveness and to cleanse you of your sin.  He is faithful and longs to bless us when we seek His face.
 
2.  Learn the words to the song and sing them while you are dancing.  You may even ask the congregation to join you in singing if it's a song that is familar to them so you would be able to worship as one body of Christ.
 
3.  Spend time doing bible study on the 'idea' expressed in the song (i.e.: if you pick a song that speaks about God's mercy, sit down with a concordance and soak in exactly how merciful God has been throughtout the bible.  Then meditate on how merciful God has been in your own life).
 
4.  Use colors symbolic of the idea of the song.  For instance, if your song includes words about the blood of Jesus, use the color red to symbolize His blood, or if it speaks about God's redeeming love, you may wish to choose silver symbolizing redemption.
 
Color combinations may also express meanings, such as "His Majesty" can be expressed with red (blood), purple (royalty), and gold (God's glory), or ""His Bride" can be white (purity), silver (redemption), and pink (right relationships).  Mix different color streamers - use two on one wand, or use one streamer in each hand.  Two different color flags may also be used.
 
Whenever we do anything in the Lord's name, be sure that He is our main focus and He will always bless us by manifesting His presence and awesome power.  He has come to set the captives free!