As I sat there, I noted, before he began to play he turned. One-by-one, he strummed each string. Why? He was tuning his instrument. He wanted to make sure every chord sounded right. So, he tested them again and again. . .
“Who can discern his own errors? Cleanse me from my hidden faults.” (Ps. 19:12)
Just as this man took the time to ensure his overall melody was not off, so too should we evaluate the strings of our faith.
Are you living in-tune to God or out-of-tune? In line with His fullness or a little off-track?
Let’s test your strings. . .
Do you hear the voice of love or condemnation?
“There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.” (Ro. 8:1)
Are you feeling full of the Spirit or full of fear?
“For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.” (2 Tim. 1:7)
Are you trusting God by faith or are you striving, by works?
“For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, that no one should boast.” (Eph. 2:8-9)
If you are out of tune today, don’t start berating yourself or hating yourself. It is as simple as tuning the string; simply adjust course. Repent of what was and move into what’s new.
These small-adjustments will help you to play a whole new song over your life.