Piano Versus Synth

April 1, 2006
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James 4:10 – Humble yourselves in the presence of the Lord, and He will exalt you. (NASB)

2 Timothy 3:16 – Every part of Scripture is God-breathed and useful one way or another — showing us truth, exposing our rebellion, correcting our mistakes, training us to live God's way. (MSG)

I have struggled with learning to play the synthesizer in our church band. It has been a huge stretching time for me.

As time went on, I felt more comfortable playing it. Then the opportunity came to play the piano in the band rather than use the synth. It was scary, but I was more used to a piano and so felt okay with it. During practice, the regular pianist came and corrected my timing. She said to listen for the snare drum. I was completely overwhelmed. I didn't know what the snare sounded like! There were so many instruments to listen to, so many sounds to hear, so much going on! I had to do as I was instructed, even though it was difficult. I did make it through the morning service. But it was another huge stretching time for me. I had to humble myself and take instruction from someone who knows much more about music than I do.

God knows much more about our lives than we do. He also gave us an instruction manual. He knows how to instruct us. He longs to instruct us. Let's humble ourselves and listen to what He has to say.

Prayer: Lord Jesus, thank You for Your instruction manual, the Word of God. Help us to read it. Help us to humble ourselves and listen to Your instructions for us. Then help us to do as You instruct us. We need You and Your power today. Amen.

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