No blog yesterday. No internet access.
Not having the means to share, thought of three or four things that set off a useful train of thoughts!
Do you look back? In lots of ways I have learnt not too. I don’t keep sermons, for example, and so I never knowingly repeat one – though similar themes have re-surfaced, and stories are used more than once. Some are now blogged!
Before long I will no doubt repeat myself, and it will be someone else who spots it before me.
Jesus did kind of warn us/advise us that when the chips are down, don’t bother trying to rehearse your lines, it’d be more effective if we let the Holy Spirit provide. I think He’s always on the look-out to teach us. I think I’ve been taught most when circumstances have been conspired to force me to to trust!
Looking back can show you how far you’ve come. More important, though, for making sure you are still on the right track.
Singing worship songs you know is like walking a familiar path. It struck me earlier this evening, singing with the music ministry team, and feeling my way forward through a new song, that it was like a finding a new path. As you listen, the note you are singing is gently nudged towards the one in harmony, the length of the note adjusted to size, and the words and meaning recorded for future use in the music bit of your brain. A continuous learning process.
A slalom, to the person watching, is a winding track being pursued down a ski slope. To the person skiing it is the only way forward to the finish line. Using the skills learnt on many previous runs.
Learn to live and move in precarious safety.