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The Twelve String

  • Give thanks to Yahweh with the lyre. Sing praises to him with the harp of ten strings. Psalm 33:2 WEB.

    She was a Fender twelve-string acoustic guitar, a dark red sunburst, and in perfect tune. When I ran my fingers across the strings, I knew two things. 1: It was the most beautiful sounding instrument I'd ever picked up. 2: I had to have one. Now, I'm not much of a guitar player, but even running your fingers across the strings sounded beautiful and full. She was as pretty as the sound she made, and it was difficult to make her sound bad, at least at the beginning of our relationship.

    Later, as she got played and went through temperature changes, she became out of tune. What a change that was. Now when you strummed across the strings, it sounded something like a bag of screaming cats. No one could make that sound good. Everything that had previously been right with it now seemed horribly wrong. All because she was out of tune.

    I spent some painful time getting her tuned back up. Anyone who has tuned a twelve-string guitar knows what I am talking about. But afterward, she sounded beautiful and full once again. She just needed to be kept in tune to produce that great sound.

    So it is with us. When we are in tune with the Lord's plan for us, our life is beautiful, full, and we are a joy to be around. But after being played for a while by others, we can become flat, sharp, or a bit of both. We begin to make irritating noises no one likes. And it is all because we have slipped out of tune with Him.

    The good news is that no matter how out of tune you are, the Lord can fix you. He can restore what is missing. He can make the bad and the sad into the great and the joyful. The way to get in tune with the Lord again is by getting somewhere quiet and talking to Him like you would a friend. It is the Lord Jesus that beautifully tunes us, polishes, and cares for us. With His help, we will become the very best version of ourselves. That will be something beautiful.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, please lead me into all that You have in store for me. May Your perfect will be done in my life. You told us that Your sheep hear Your voice and another they will not follow. Teach me to recognize when You are speaking to me. Keep me in tune with You, Lord. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

    Note: 'Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your request to God.' (Philippians 4:6-7) ~ If you have a prayer need, we are here for you! We and the prayer team are ready to lift you up at our private prayer page: RHM Prayer Network


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Yvette York
Yvette York

Father please keep me in tune with you at all times Amen Good Morning Everyone

Mar 17
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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen

Mar 17
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

In Jesus name I ask,Amen. 

Mar 17
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Thank you so very much! Amen! Thank you Lord Jesus for being so Adorable.

Mar 17
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen, Father please help me to stay in tune with you, I need you.

Mar 17
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

Mar 17
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen. Thank You Lord for the beauty of nature and the sounds I hear. Amen

Mar 17
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Amen!!

Mar 17
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Thank you wonderful Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. Amen 

Mar 17
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Father, help me to hear Your voice and follow Your plan for my life, Amen!

Mar 17
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen help me to follow and to hear you better thank you Father

Mar 17
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Amen 

Mar 17
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

A beautiful analogy, Pastor Dion! Keep me in tune with You, Lord. 

Mar 17
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes, amen Lord 

Mar 17
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardleedited: Mar 17

Amen! Lord, may I always be in tune with You, always hear Your voice and always seek you especially in the stillness, in the name of JESUS i pray, Amen!

Mar 17
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

Mar 21