When God is at work in the church, it often seems disorganized, inefficient by human standards. There will be no uniformity. We will not all be in the same room singing the same song–at least not always. The tubas will not have the same notes to play as the flutes. “There are different works of service, but the same Lord” (1 Corinthians 12:6) Only those who can step back from the sound can hear the melody and harmony the composer intended. Like the conductor of a symphony, God prefers complex sound and diverse contribution. Those of us who love Him must love this choice. We must learn to trust His direction of every individual part and His ability to bring it all together into one glorious performance. I am relieved that I do not have His job! Just grateful to be included in the orchestra. . . I am praying for you this week, my friend. Pastor Don
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I too am so grateful to be included. God brought across my path today sort of unexpectedly…. although I should have expected it because I asked to be used this morning… someone who totally needed a touch of God through me. I got to use my gifts to bless him and encourage him. It was such a thrill for me… doing something that I am sure others might find boring. My prayer is that everyone in the Church would know the thrill of serving God the way that He intended for them to uniquely do so. God is such a good God and there is nothing like watching Him flow through you into the lives of others. I have come to know that His plans/ways are better.
To be included in the orchestra: may I audition to join? (! I’m kidding! Try and keep me out!)