In tune

Earlier today on Bellshill Salvation Army Band’s Facebook page I shared some devotions. I’d like to share those devotions with you tonight.

If you play a musical instrument, you’ll know that it’s important to ensure it is not out of tune – That’s particularly important if you are part of a group or a band.

Any musician will know that it is possible to tune any half decent instrument so it is perfectly in tune. However musical instruments require to be tuned often even when they are regularly played. Any instruments not played for a while or damaged at some point should also be tuned before they are played again. Tuning a musical instrument is something that should be done regularly.

Just as musicians tune their musical instruments to be in tune, so we as Christians must ensure we are always in tune with God.

In John 5:30, we read these words from Jesus.

I have not ever acted, and will not in the future act, on My own. I listen to the directions of the One who sent Me and act on these divine instructions. For this reason, My judgment is always fair and never self-serving. I’m committed to pursuing God’s agenda and not My own.

John 5:30 (The Voice)

In the above verse, Jesus reminds us that even he, the son of God, did not act on his own, as he always pursued God’s plan for Him. Likewise we too must follow God’s will, and not our own. We must share our faith with others, and love everyone. However we must also make time to listen to God – If we don’t make time to listen to God, we won’t know what He wants us to do. We’ll then end up acting on our own. We are not to act independently of God, but in concert with God and what God is up to in a given situation.

Our goal should always be to be tuned in with God – Listening to Him when he has something specific to say to us, and doing his will through us.

Are you in tune with God’s plan for your life today? Are you listening when God speaks to you?

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