playing his music

Jul 30, 2011

I read this article yesterday and can’t stop thinking about it. It has given me so much to ponder. I want it to change the way I see the world, to change the way I see this life, this journey of becoming like Christ. I want these thoughts to infiltrate my being so fully that I treat others differently, that I see each of us learning to play the music of Christ’s life.

I am a pretty capable woman. I can read, write, discuss, lead, teach, organize events, figure things out, make tough decisions, do a back handspring, and lots more. But when I decided to start playing the cello, I was brought face to face with my inability to make music. I could hear the music I wanted to produce in my head, but I couldn’t make my fingers push on the strings in the right way to make anything but groans and squeaks come out of my instrument. I could stare at a note and tell you what it is, but it didn’t really translate into speaking the language of the bass clef. I could dutifully report to my teacher what key a piece of music was written in, but it didn’t actually mean I understand all the nuances of what that meant. Because of this experience, I can really relate to the words of this article. I can see how my learning to play the cello was and is a ssssslllllllooooooowwwwww process, full of ups and downs and all arounds.

Because of this article, I can see how my experiences in becoming more Christlike are a ssssslllllllooooooowwwwwww process as well. I mess up daily. I judge, I cast stones in my mind, I see things from my limited perspective, I refuse God’s forgiveness, I hold on to pain, I forget my blessings, I walk my own path, I struggle to be who I know He created me to be.

I just couldn’t resist giving you this teaser…

…grace is not a booster engine that kicks in once our fuel supply is exhausted. Rather, it is our constant energy source. It is not the light at the end of the tunnel but the light that moves us through the tunnel. Grace is not achieved somewhere down the road. It is received right here and right now. It is not a finishing touch; it is the Finisher’s touch.

It’s all part of the journey…the process to be in tune with His music.

Go read it…really…life changing.

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