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Choosing the Best Music for Dance Ministry

Lately, the Holy Spirit has been dealing with me about music, the real meaning behind music, and how to choose the best music for liturgical dances. This all began with a question from my aunt. She asked me, "Why is Gospel music so depressing?" I couldn't give her a good answer, other than some gospel music will minister to people and other gospel music will minister to the Heavenly Father. As I began to listen to my favorite CD's the Holy Spirit would say "listen." It was as if I could hear the lyrics of the music so clear. The words began to speak to me and I understood why certain gospel songs would give certain feels, stir up emotions, or bring you into the presence of the Most High.

Gospel Music vs. Praise and Worship
From the negro spirituals, hymns, the blues sound of Thomas Dorsey gospel to the contemporary gospel, and praise and worship genre of gospel music; there are many choices of music to listen and dance to. We know that gospel music is forev…

What are you Listening to

The Importance of Music in the Life of a Worshiper Leader
Music plays an important role in the life of a worship leader. You may not think of yourself as such, but you are. If you have stepped out in any capacity before your congregation in dance or in singing, then you are a worship leader. In an earlier post, Foundation of Praise and Worship , I explained how worship is a lifestyle. It comes from the heart. But, what is in your heart? Is it truth and righteousness or is it filled with a mixture of the secular and holiness?

The Importance of Watching what you Hear
Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord....Ephesians 5:19 KJV

Being careful about the things you hear is very important. It is all apart of keeping our temples clean
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. Romans 12:1 

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