Name That Tune

The ‘dailies’ can become hum-drum…something like the monotony of the constant one-note humming of the bee…or like the aggravating, incessant non-musical beating of a drum. In facing some things to do today, I asked the Lord how to perceive them correctly. I didn’t expect to hear: “Name That Tune.”

Now that He definitely had my attention……..this phrase took me back to the television program of many years ago. The contestant was to name the song with as few clues as possible. One chord, a note or two…and the game was on. In considering some of my ‘dailies’ today ~ my first reaction to the first chords or notes of what I had before me ~ gave rise to the opportunity to name the tune of this responsibility: joyous or hum-drum.

Paul wrote: “Take your everyday, ordinary life–your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking around life–and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for Him. Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out [where my daily tunes are named]. Readily recognize what He wants from you, and quickly respond to it. [Whew! the song already sounds better] Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity [naming your tune for you], God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you.” [Romans 12:1-2 The Message]

The song’s frequency, developed in my attitude towards my dailies, can become the song that He wants sung through my life today. He doesn’t write bad songs; but I can sure sing a sour note!

Therefore, I offer my ordinary day as a sacrifice to Him, mix in some gratitude that He walks before me, and He turns it into beauty. Sing Your song through me, Lord.

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