Through the art forms of music or dance, a person may express themselves with deep passion. They may pour out their innermost emotions through these art forms as well. It may be an extraordinary event to experience. However, if the person who engages in such art forms does so with an empty heart, then, it does not matter how well they do in presenting such expressions, for they will end up at their place of origin; an empty heart.
The heart of a human is a tremendous thing. It is the fountain that pours out the innermost state of being from a person. Yet, it does requires upkeep and maintenance. It requires a special filling; for it does not do well when it is empty. The heart is one of those precious things that requires "the touch of a master" or even its Creator to keep it going well. It certainly is quite a remarkable creation.
The heart brings coordination to my thoughts as well as my actions. All things begin at my heart before they move on to become a reality in the concrete world. Hence, if my motives and drives for expression, as those from music and dance, are used for coping with dire circumstances or as a means of escape, I will find myself in a regressive cycle which leads me to my prior state of being. Yes, the resultant manifests itself as a short-term sense of relief from pain such as those attributed to depression, anger, bitterness, or even pride; to name a few.
Nevertheless, for those who lay within Christ Jesus, the heart may exist in its fullest state through the continual fueling power that is supplied by the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is the power source for a Christian's heart. He is the Comforter, Encourager, and one Who brings humility as a standard to one's life. He brings both joy and peace; unlike no other known to mankind. Yet, with all that He brings, it is not temporary. It can be harnessed day after day through daily devotions and studying the Bible. Additionally, spending time in prayer and conversation with the Lord God Almighty, yes, will allow for such things to continue within one's life.
For those who lay within Christ Jesus, music and dance take on a whole other different meaning. For they are not a means from which to alleviate or escape with, but instead they are an expression of radical and transforming joy, gratitude, sacredness, and worship. For some, a deeper level may be found in using these means exclusively to serve, praise, and worship God in either corporate or private setting. For others, they are a means from which to do battle with, in particular, spiritual warfare in the supernatural realm. Something that is not spoken off, and yet it exists.
In Closing, music and dance are great means by which a person may express the inner depths of their soul. However, if they are used outside of Christ Jesus, a person will find themselves in the beginning; with an empty heart. Nevertheless, there is real and true filling of a person's heart through a personal relationship with Christ Jesus and continual work of the Holy Spirit within the heart.
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