“AND THE LIFE WHICH I NOW LIVE IN THE FLESH I LIVE BY THE FAITH OF THE SON OF GOD, WHO LOVED ME, AND GAVE HIMSELF FOR ME”
When I learned to ski, I felt that I practiced so hard, but nobody noticed. My work was all in vain. I could never get the jumps and the turns just right. They never seemed good enough. How badly I wanted to reach a place of closure where I could say that I succeeded—a place of praise where somebody received me and accepted my work. Instead, my work felt open-ended. There was nobody on the other side who received it.
But, God had a different opinion: Beloved Child, your life is a symphony to Me. In a symphony there are many instruments, each playing its own part. Every instrument’s part counts by itself, and together all the instruments’ parts make a beautiful song—a symphony. In the same way, every little thing you do counts, even if it seems so insignificant to you. And together, all the little things you do come together to make a song of joy—a symphony.
Do not live in fear, Child. Live by faith—by the Faith of the Son of God. Deliberately focus, each day, to depend on Me, in every little thing you do. Just play one instrument at a time, believing that I am living My Life through you. Do your best on each instrument, regardless of which one you are playing. In the end, everything you would have done in your life will be a beautiful song to Me.
“BUT YE ARE A CHOSEN GENERATION, A ROYAL PRIESTHOOD, AN HOLY NATION, A PECULIAR PEOPLE; THAT YE SHOULD SHEW FORTH THE PRAISES OF HIM WHO HATH CALLED YOU OUT OF DARKNESS INTO HIS MARVELOUS LIGHT”
(1 Peter 2:9).
I bless you to know that you count, even now. Everything you do counts. You are a special person, chosen to show forth the deeds of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous Light. Know that everything you do, even the little senseless deeds, are orchestrated by God, so you may be called a son of God, blameless and harmless, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom you shine as a light in this world. Never give up.
Remember to live by the FAITH OF THE SON OF GOD, each moment of each day, one step at a time. Play only one instrument at a time, but do your best on each one. In the end, the Lord God will receive your song—your symphony.
PRAYER: Lord God, remind me, daily, to never give up…ever, because You receive everything I do.
Maintain an Awareness
How much of our misbehavior sprouts from trying to PROVE that we are acceptable, worthy, loved, and wanted, because the OLD MAN character, conveniently formed in us by the father-of-lies, christened us unacceptable, unworthy, unloved, and unwanted?