““““as I look out my kitchen window my mind runs all over the place. Music has always been my forte. Through the past decade it has been rinsed with a tsunami and at times seems to have been very diluted, but it has almost returned to a color close to what it used to be, though it will always be somewhat diluted/faded/not in full strength/worn out a bit.
Two verses keep coming back to me. First one and then almost immediately the other one. Here they are.
“Do not call to mind the former things or ponder things of the past. Behold I will do something new” (Isa. 43:18,19a).
“For I know the plans I have for you says the Lord. They are plans for good and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope” (Jere. 29:11).
I have a friend on campus who has some piano music that she was going to let me go through and look at. It was only for the purpose of refreshing my mind with books I had in the past. But that fell through the wayside and within a day, I found piano books online and ordered them.
This is what was so surprising to me after I had placed the order. I did not look for books that I once had as I have before. I looked for new music. New for my heart to absorb and new for my fingers to be trained with. I am on the right track finally with this music-bit. I have a piano here on the campus that I can use and I know the times that staff/activities are not going on so I have plenty of time to work out.
I have been around musicians recently that do what they love, not necessarily a ministry style, but a comfort-style. I am really not coming from that place. I do want to get back to playing every Sunday some where and so I pray to that end that if and when that opportunity opens the door, I will be ready as far as my hands and my mind working together is concerned. I have put the “feelers” out to a couple of places and we will see how and where that all goes. Right now in my own church we have terrific pianists – more than one. What a blessing there! There are always reasons to pray, and reasons to bless and reasons to encourage and forever lift up to our Lord all that He has given us to use. May we train/use/be totally blest in using the Gifts God has given to each of us.
In His continued pushing/shoving and loving arms!