This morning, the Lord gave me a beautiful visualization for the need for rest in my home.
Our life, is like a single instrument within an orchestra. We each have our individual pieces to play through the spirit. The Lord is the composer and conductor. The sheet music the word of God and the spirit the musician. Although, we have the sheet music laid before us we must keep our eyes on the conductor to keep us at the right tempo. Our daily lives are apart of this larger rhythm. We have periods of notes played but we also have periods of rest. The rest although no note is played, is crucial in development of the song. We will play high notes and we will play low notes, we will play long and slow and holding a note that seems to take an eternity but other days we will play so quickly it seems we are falling behind, but then in the midst of our day and our notes we will have the crucial rest.
We must keep our eyes on the conductor not letting our gaze be distracted by our fellow instruments or the crowd (the world) watching us. We must allow the spirit to draw the notes from us allowing the highs, lows and rests so that a beautiful sound is produced. If we take control and remove our eyes from the conductor, we will become lost within rhythm always a step behind or too far ahead. We will miss the crucial rest and become frustrated in the long and low notes and speed through the high notes.
Then there are the days you will seem to feel as though your piece to play is inconsequential. That your few notes or your rests are of no value but even in a great composition the rests build suspense and the loud clang of cymbal or soft trill of a violin that breaks the silence can alter the entire perspective for those listening and watching the beautiful piece unfold.
So dear friends, wherever you may be within the composition study your sheet music and keep your eyes upon the conductor. Allow the Lord to draw the beautiful notes from you so you can see your part in the greater piece being played.
“Sing joyfully to the Lord, you righteous; it is fitting for the upright to praise him. Praise the Lord with the harp; make music to him on the ten-stringed lyre. Sing to him a new song; play skillfully, and shout for joy. For the word of the Lord is right and true; he is faithful in all he does.”
Psalm 33:1-4 NIV