Saturday, October 16, 2010

Weekend Worship—Keep In Step

Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. Galatians 5:25

When I was in high school I was in marching band. I remember the anticipation I felt before my first summer band camp. Once there, I found out just how hard it is to march in step with a large group of people. It became even more difficult when you added playing a musical instrument to the equation. I have never been overly coordinated and marching in the band pushed the outer limits of my ability. But I kept at it, spending hours each day that week learning to master this skill. It paid off; when school started I was right there on the field with the rest of the band, successful.

Sometimes I fight that out of step feeling with God. Things happen in my life and in the lives of those around me and I want to throw up my hands and wonder what God is thinking. It’s those times when I most appreciate God’s Word. When nothing makes sense I can go to the Bible and read about men and women who faced the same doubts and anxieties. I can see the end to their stories and realize that God has the same blessings in store for me. Because I’ve spent hours reading the Bible (learning to march in step with God) I can keep going, certain that everything will turn out right.

1 comment:

  1. Great post Edie! I like the analogy of being in the marching band to keeping in step with the Spirit. I'd not thought of it that way before. And you're right--keeping in step isn't always easy. I had the same problem!

    When it comes to being in step with the Spirit it takes daily practice to be sure you're in step with and in tune with Him.