December 20, 2018
Prayer: Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.
Scripture: Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me…O Lord, open my lips and my mouth will declare Your praise. Psalm 51:10, 15.
Matt Nelson had a reputation for being the finest piano tuner in the area. He even taught a course at the local university. I would observe his work twice a year when he came to my school to tune the pianos. He could hear the “beats” of each pitch even while noisy children walked by in the hallway. His skill kept the pianos so well regulated that they rarely had a note out of tune.
Sometimes we need to call the Master Tuner to come and regulate our lives. He will listen and search us for jarring sounds that displease Him. Oftentimes the music He wants from our lives sounds dissonant and distracting to His purposes. From time to time we need to take inventory of our hearts to see whether a tuning is in order.
Copyright Shirley Wilson. Email firstname.lastname@example.org