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Dec11

Dance Devotions

Dancers, what are you listening to? When Saul was tormented by that evil spirit, it took something as simple as the melodies of an instrument to calm him. In John 1:1 we understand that nothing can be created without first being spoken! We need to surround ourselves with those songs/ lyrics/melodies full of glory, speaking life! For revolutionary revival, we need revolutionary revival music. “For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the LORD: walk as children of light:” Ephesians 5:8. If we cannot hear the sound of liberty, freedom and victory then we cannot know where to put our feet to dancing. There is a sound available to us today from God! You can dance to the world’s music, or you can dance to God ‘s music. Joshua 24:15 says, “choose you this day whom ye will serve.” So I ask you again, dancer, what are you listening to?

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Dec4

Dance Devotions

The dance is like a prayer. I would like to share with you today the power of the dance as a prayer. God’s way of doing things never cease to amaze me. We serve a God that is so beyond our ways of thinking.

One day, I had a situation with someone, and I knew that I couldn’t fight that battle on my own. It was one of those situations that could have overtaken my emotions if I was not careful. But we must remember that Jesus said in Luke 21:19 KJV, ‘In your patience possess ye your souls’. He knew there are situations that will take a breath or two to overcome. Our emotions ought to be taken into captivity and evaluated. We must take inventory of our emotions before we release thoughts, words or movement. Sometimes this must happen in a matter of seconds. I’m sure you’ve heard the saying, ‘think before you act’.  This is putting Luke 21;19 in action; the wisdom of Jesus. God’s wisdom is here for us to keep us safe. Honestly, things are more spiritual than we want to admit.

This battle that I encountered required a release. My release was a dance. A dance of warfare. I walked in my house. I didn’t even turn any music on. I didn’t have time. I needed to scream right then. So I began to dance without saying an audible word. I danced and danced and danced till I was breathing so hard. I began to sweat, yet still dancing. I was dancing unto the Lord. Dancing as a petition; as a cry unto the Lord. Of course, the breakthrough came. I felt the release. I was no longer in the bondage of that situation, dance is like a prayer.

May your life be filled with laughter and dance!

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Nov27

Dance Devotions

The dancer must have the word of God. It is the authority over all things. During my study this morning I was once again reminded of this revelation. Let me take you on the journey with me of my study this morning.

Generally the one that has the most authority is the oldest sibling. In most civilizations and circumstances the oldest child usually receives the inheritance over the other siblings.

In Genesis chapter 1:1 the Bible says, “In the beginning God created the heavens and the Earth”. In John chapter 1:1 the Bible says, “In the beginning was the Word”. That means the Word is older than the Earth. The dancer must have the word in the inside of her. The word released through the dancer is the authority to overcome everything in the earth. Every sickness, every disease, every condemnation, every financial issue, every situation created is subject to the Word of God. The Word is Jesus himself according to John 1:1. The state of the earth, void and formless was the chaos is Genesis 1. The chaos was subject to the Word which was present during its time of change and creation. The dancer must carry the Word in order to bring forth a harvest through his or her dance.

May your life be filled with laughter and dance !

Rev. Lucie Poirier

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Nov25

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May your life be filled with laughter and dance!
~Rev. Lucie Poirier

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Nov20

Dance Devotions

 

Today’s devotional dancers are one of a prophetic message! We are the generation that will do exploits in the dance. Dance is a powerful tool.  As we dance we prophesy to the atmosphere and change the air.  Dancers are prophets.  Most dancers are not aware of their assignment as a dancer.  In these last days, we have to be vigilant about our assignment.

What tribe are you?

Of course, we are grafted into the tribe of Judah which is the genealogy of Jesus!  Yet listen to Jacob’s words to his sons….

And Jacob called unto his sons, and said, Gather yourselves together, that I may tell you [that] which shall befall you in the last days.  Gather yourselves together, and hear, ye sons of Jacob; and hearken unto Israel your father.  

(Genesis 49:1-2)

To me, the world seems to be doing a fine job dancing the way that God did not intend dance to be. They take no thought of the consequences, nor do they consider God’s feelings about it. We know there are two forces: light and darkness. God is light, and in Him, there is no darkness at all.  1 We also know that the devil is the king of darkness. In the same way that you need to add enough hot water to cold water to bring it to room temperature, you and I must dance just to bring the dance to neutral. If we want to bring the water to the warmer side, we must add the equivalent, plus some. In order for the hot water to dominate, even more, hot water has to be added than cold.
    
Well as it looks right now, the world is dancing more than the church. Some may say that this sounds like a competition. I say it’s more than a competition. It’s a fight, and we must take the trophy by force. “We can do all things through Christ who strengthens us.” 2“ We are more than conquerors.” 3“We must fight a good fight.” 4“Our fight is not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.”  This is the reality of the gospel. We’re in a war. Sure we pray, but dance is also a weapon that can be used to confront the culture of this world.
It’s time for the church to consider this thing called dance. There
is tremendous power in a yielded body, soul and spirit touching and
agreeing with a gospel song. Awake! Awake! Awake! For the days
are evil.
May your life be filled with laughter and dance!
Rev. Lucie Poirier

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Nov13

Dance Devotions

Last week we talked about letting everything that has breath to praise the Lord, even as the psalmist says in Psalms 150 verse 4. During that time last week, I was on missions in Honduras conducting a music and dance conference. It was marvelous to see the children learn instruments such as piano, drums, tambourines, flute, trumpet, song, as well as their bodies in the dance to praise the Lord. I encourage you to praise God through instruments, song and through dance because it is a command of the Lord that we praise Him. If you have breath, you are commanded to praise Him. Through our program, “Equip the Nations  for His Praise’  and your donations, we were able to  donate instruments  to the ministry of Music in Honduras for the children. It is very important that His Praise is released  by His musicians  and danced  by His dancers. I learned a lot about music this past week which has empowered my dance unto Him. And as I have always understood, it is the breath or the spirit that is inside of the person that releases the sound through the instrument. Of course we know that the instrument is our body in the dance. Even as David played the harp and released the Breath of God that was in the inside of him; the spirit of the Lord through that instrument. David was a man after God’s Own Heart therefore he was able to release the spirit of God to confront what was bothering Saul. Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.

May your life be filled with laughter and dance!!!!

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Nov8

Dance Devotions

“Let every thing that hath breath praise the Lord…” Psalm 150:6
Everything that has breath is called to praise Him. How glorious is that! Then there are the few of us who are chosen to dance for such a time as now. If you’re reading this, you’re probably more chosen than called. You may be chosen to tell this generation to dance. You may be a leader like Miriam, or a teacher, an author, a choreographer, a musician or a performer (minister of dance). You may even be chosen to take territory internationally, travelling to different lands to dance. Whatever you have been chosen to do, you must abide by God’s principles. The anointing flows when we’re operating in obedience.
As a mentor and servant to dance leaders I am obedient to the Lord when instructed to create an online class, titled “The Dancers’ Body; God’s Instrument in Motion”. After the new year we will start our next 7 week online class to open your eyes and make a connection between your bodily movement and God. I pray you will join us and I look forward to serving you dancer! You can email us for the details at info@dancingfortheharvest.com

Student testimonial, “I recommend this class to any dancer who wants to devote their dance to the Lord!”- Min. Ivonne G.- FL, USA.

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Oct30

Dance Devotions

Dear Reader,

Last blog I talked about David’s dance in 2nd Samuel chapter 6; David’s famous dance before the Lord. I also asked a few questions. This morning we will explore and answer one of the questions.

There are so many lessons to be gleaned from this passage for dancers. From this story, we observed the extreme reactions by David, Michal and God. It’s always interesting to see the mind and heart of God in relation to us and at times us to Him. His infinite mind is far beyond our natural understanding. In order that we may begin to understand Him, we must, like David, have His heart. With the right heart, we can see and understand the dance; God’s dance. One of the questions I posted last week was, what is the dance?  The dance is an inward emotion released with outward movement to rhymic sounds or melodies. This is just a definition, and frankly, just 1 definition of dance. There are other definitions offered by the dictionaries. It’s easy the give a definition for dance. What we must look at more in-depth is, what is the dance?

We know all dance is not God’s dance. In Leviticus 10:10 God tells the priests (dancers) that they must know the difference between holy and unholy and between clean and unclean sacrifices. God asked them to have knowledge of their area of ministry and to differentiate between what belongs to Him and what belongs to the elsewhere.

In-depth, we can dance to and for God’s sake or we can dance to and for the world. In 1 Corinthians 10:19-22 apostle Paul address the 2 ways to worship (dances); one offered to devils the other offer to God.

What say I then? that the idol is any thing, or that which is offered in sacrifice to idols is any thing?  But I say, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to God: and I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils.  Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord’s table, and of the table of devils.  Do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? are we stronger than he?

Dancer, I will leave you with this question asked by Apostle Paul.

 

May your life be filled with laughter and dance!

Rev. Lucie Poirier

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Oct23

Dance Devotions

As we read 2nd Samuel the 6th chapter we can’t help but ask about God’s heart and mind concerning David’s dance. You have read this passage before, and like myself, it brings you to a double take experience of ‘wait-what’?  The ‘wait-what’ experience is attributed to a couple of extremes here in the passage. Michal got in trouble for thinking normal about the dance while both David and God were in the extreme.

For David to dance in the middle of the road as he did, was extreme. Michal judging David’s action to be silly was normal. We understand Michal’s position as we look at 2nd Corinthians 2:14 of the King James version which reads,  ‘But the natural man receiveth, not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.’

Michal was the descendant of Saul; related to him as direct seed; his daughter.  We know that Saul had a more natural approach to things than spiritual. And we see this here also in his daughter. In her defence, I must say that must have been all she knew while she lived at home with daddy; the appearance of things in the natural. Michal must have leaned on mostly living in the natural. She judged by what she could see with her eyes. You and I are different. We are like David. We live by faith and not by sight (2 Cor 5:7). The dance is a faith thing. Even in this world, it is understood that dance is an art. True art is abstract. Art is a matter of the soul and spirit more so than the body or the natural. Michal didn’t go past what she could see and therefore in her flesh was embarrassed for her beloved husband David the king.

God, in turn, dried up Michal’s womb forever which was indeed extreme.

Therefore this brings us to a point of asking: what is the dance? what keys are in the dance? Who is moved by the dance and How? How was God moved by the dance? How was Michal moved by the dance as David was moved to dance?

In your personal dance life, I want to ask you: What is the dance to you? Is God moved when you dance? Do you move the realm of the spirit when you dance? Are the religious minds offended when you dance?

 

Rev. Lucie Poirier

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Oct16

Dance Devotions

In my book ‘Dance for a Harvest’  I start the 1st chapter, which of course is the start of the book, by asking the question what is the dance? It is important that we don’t just talk about the dance but get an understanding of what it is. In my last blog, I ended with, ‘there’s more to dance then meets the eye.’ In my book, I continue to answer the question of, ‘What is the dance’ by encouraging the reader to go beyond the obvious definition. I do this because, there really is more to dance, the dance; God’s dance then meets the eye. We must search out His precious jewels; His revelations.

In 2nd Samuel the 6th chapter, David understood that concept but his wife; Saul’s daughter Michal did not. David was a man after God’s own heart, therefore, he knew God. He had an understanding and deep insight of God’s heart. Michal was looking at the general definition of the dance but David was on a different plane concerning the dance. Michal thought the dance to be common, but David thought it to be spiritual. A deeper depth is what we need of the dance. A deeper depth in our understanding of the dance is what will please God and touch His very heart. When the heart of God is moved, He moves on our behalf. How?

 

Rev Lucie Poirier

May your life be filled with laughter and dance!

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