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Monday, August 15, 2016

"Play Me a Song..."


“Play Me A Song…”


 

August, the official last month of summer and the month that gave birth to a legend…or to me! This year I decided that I would learn to play the guitar. I’ve always been really in tune with my musical side, I love something about pretty much all genres of music. Playing the guitar and singing in the past has always been a daydream of mine until late July I decided to treat myself to an acoustic Urban guitar with a 30 lesson dvd set.

Just like a kid, I watched from the window waiting for it to be delivered. Finally, it came and I tore into it as if it were just as happy to see me. It was perfect, shiny, and new. I was almost instantly disappointed when I strummed it and realized that I had absolutely no idea what anything on this instrument was, what each parts purpose was, or where to even begin. It’s much harder than the pros make it look.


Let’s rewind about 15 years. I had just decided to give my life to Christ because I wanted to experience the everlasting peace of knowing that each day of my life I would serve Christ and he would be my guide.

Just like that shiny new guitar, I got myself a shiny New Living Translation Bible and from front to back it was untouched, undiscovered, and it was mine.

I was raised in church and with the bible and all of the wonderful stories that it holds just as I was raised with musical influence but it didn’t mean I was versed and it didn’t mean I could grab it by the back and show you what it was made of.

Much like the guitar, I had to get to know it, study it, and spend moments each day with it.
I started with a reading plan and to this day I use some sort of reading plan. Because I’m a planner and planners dig plans. Word.

As I read it I grew closer and closer to Christ and as I read I felt good, and then somewhere along the way I realized God was setting the stage for my role as a Christian.

Fast forward 15 years and here I am today. I listen to the Lord, read my Bible, and I pray. But, I’m still learning.
Just like I’ve heard musicians say to me “I’ve been playing for (fill in the blank) years and I still don’t know it all.’ That’s the same for my walk with Christ. I’ve been doing it for over 15 years and I too still don’t know it all, I’m a work in progress.

The bible does wonderful things. It gives faith, causes new birth, equips, guards, guides, restores, enlightens, and has the power to save.

When God is involved anything can happen. He has a spectacular way of making good ol’ music out of broken chords. The key is to get started today, choose your path with Christ and let him be your guide, your teacher, and your hope.


Have Zest and Make a Joyful Noise!