Staying In Tune

April 9, 2014
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My wife, who plays guitar with me, commented to me recently about how quickly I could tune my guitar, sometimes even without a tuner. Others who have watched me fiddle with the strings have said the same. I believe that the reason I can do this is because years ago, as a guitar teacher, I had to tune my students' instruments regularly before their lessons. Doing this frequently apparently trained my ear so that I could hear the strings that were out of tune. Musicians are very sensitive about keeping their instruments in tune.

I was thinking about this recently, and I began to ponder how being in tune with God is so important in our daily walk and in our worship of Him.

Psalm 1:2 – But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and in His law he meditates day and night. (NKJV)

Through the media, we are bombarded each day with worldly philosophy, which can sway our thinking away from the truth of God's Word. Even some church bodies have fallen into this trap. Reading and meditating on God's Word can help to prevent that from happening to us.

Ephesians 5:19 – Speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord. (NKJV)

Singing to the Lord with one another can strengthen our spirit, refresh our souls, and provide encouragement from the Holy Spirit.

1 Corinthians 16:13 – Watch, stand fast in the faith, be brave, be strong. (NKJV)

I find that I am renewed in the Lord and feel His presence when I share my faith with someone. These are times when, in witnessing to someone, I often recall Scriptures that I haven't quoted for awhile.

Just like the frequent tuning of my guitar allows me to do it automatically, regular prayer, reading the Bible, and fellowshipping with God's people keep me in tune.

Are you in tune with Lord and His purposes? I suggest a tune-up this spring in worship to the King of kings.

Prayer: Lord, show us what we need to do to be more in tune with You. Guide us to be more in line with Your purposes in our lives. In Jesus' name, we pray. Amen.

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Innisfil, Ontario, Canada

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1 Comment

  • PresbyCan Feedback says:

    Good questions to ponder Allan.

    Thanks Al, a great and meaningful message, and thanks for the prayer.

    Dear Allan Smith,
    A fine comparison you have made — keeping in tune with pitch and keeping in tune with God.
    May God continue to use you to help us all to keep in tune with God.

    Allan – I loved your telling about your ability to tune your guitar.
    And, your analogy was beautiful and so true. Thank you for writing.
    Praying that you are experiencing a meaningful Lenten season.
    And, have a joyful Easter.

    Loved your devotion Allan. Thank you. I took it to choir and shared it before we began our practice. Very nice. Thanks again and may God continue to bless you as you stay tuned to HIM!!!

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