Today I began thinking of my childhood days taking piano lessons. Whenever I would hit the wrong notes, my teacher wouldn’t dwell on those mistakes, but show me the right notes that needed to be played. By doing this faithfully and practicing, there came harmony which was pleasant to the ears.
Whenever disharmony appears in my life, which road do I take? Do I replace the wrong notes with the correct ones or do I begin to complain and spiral downward forgetting the harmony I am seeking? The lower I go, the faster I slide until I replace all that fear with gratitude for God and know I have never, ever been separated from Him.
Ephesians 5:20 states “Always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.” When I do that, I soon recognize my Life as being harmonious!
Recently heard someone talk about the piece of music “Ode to Joy”. Now that music is written perfectly, but if someone struggles when playing it, it doesn’t make the piece imperfect! One would keep practicing until he got it right. Then I began to think about man, who was made perfect in His image and likeness. Yes, we make mistakes but God’s Love neutralizes those mistakes when we learn from them and forgive ourselves, release them and continue forward. Our true self doesn’t become imperfect. My thought is this journey is about learning more and more about God and our relationship to Him and realizing only Spiritual growth is going on.
Romans 8:39 states “Neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” That includes mistakes we may make along the way.