The time I spend with You, Father, is truly the most important of my day. It sets my mind for the day and my heart as well.
In last Sunday’s sermon I spoke of how spiritually vital it is to take part in worshiping together on a regular basis in that it helps us to make weekly adjustments in our walk with You, Lord. Observing Holy Communion, more so, because it focuses our minds like nothing else on remembers what You did for us. We all need that.
It is essential that we “not neglect meeting together, as some people do.” Hebrews 10:25 but as I continue on this personal, intimate journey with You, Lord, it is absolutely critical that I come together with You daily, for a time of prayer and soul searching.
In my younger years I was actively involved in band. I started with the trumpet and eventually learned to play the French horn (along with its marching counterpart the mellophone). To be successful in playing any instrument requires regular, consistent practice – one must be committed. Another important factor when coming together to play was the necessity to tune your own instrument so that everyone was in tune with one another. With horns this meant pulling out or pushing in certain portions of the instrument’s tubing. That’s a little technical but that’s what we had to do if we were to harmonize with our fellow band members to bring forth beautiful music together. Being out of tune was disastrous.
Lord, my time with You is my daily “tuning.” Coming together for corporate worship is very important but coming together with You on a consistent basis is even more critical. As an instrument of Your creation I am to fulfill my role in the “orchestra” of life. I must learn how to do so from my Teacher. And to “harmonize” with the rest of creation I also have to keep myself “in tune” and that is not just an occasional thing. If I am to do my part it’s an every day thing. Lord, help me to stay “in tune” with You. Amen.
Apr 10th, Sun, 6:01am