Sunday, October 24, 2010

Tuning In

Have you ever heard an orchestra warming up before a concert?  Check out this sound:

I love this sound!  It is a 'get-ready' sound.  The instruments need to be tuned, voices need to warm-up, and it is a 'get your focus on' time. Run through the song, make sure the music is in the right order, be ready to go.   I wonder what a great symphony would sound like if they didn't take the necessary time to warm-up?  The music would most likely not go as well as it's potential holds.  Sure, the group would make it through the score, but it might be a bit edgy or tight.

This is similar to our quiet time.  Scripture tells us to meet with God first thing in the morning, before your day takes control.

Mark 1:35 says, "very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house, went to a solitary place, where he prayed."  

The mystery and beauty of this is that when you do get up early and spend time with God, your day goes better, you get more accomplished, and you carry with you the sweet fragrance of having been with the Lord. We need to 'get ready' for our day by starting it with our Lord.  Spiritual things first, and everything else will fall into place.

If you are not a morning person and have not started your day tuning in with God, start small and give it a whirl.  Try setting 10 minutes aside to have devotions and prayer.  That 10 minutes in the morning will multiply like the loaves and fishes and you will marvel at the end of the day just what a blessing it was to tune into the Word of God!

Psalm 5:3 In the morning, O LORD, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation.

Meet with your Maker first thing.  Run through your plans with Him and seek to know if perhaps He has something else planned for you that day.  Harmonize your agenda with His.  Life is hard, start out your day the best way you can with by equipping yourself with the armor of God.  

Tuning into Him,

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