I have a very small, inexpensive travel size guitalele that I have been keeping in the car this week. It is just a little bit bigger than a ukulele and has 6 strings. It gives me something to do during lunch time and also gives me a chance to practice. And boy, do I need the practice! Like any guitar, whenever I want to play it, I have to tune it first. The passage of time and temperature changes impact the tension on the strings and the change in tension impacts the tuning. Too little tension and the note is flat. Too much tension and the note is sharp. And ether one of these situations results in the music sounding off…that and my great need to practice. One thing is for sure, being in tune is important.
Spiritually speaking, we need to be in tune… in tune with the Lord, in tune with our mission and in tune with our professed values. This requires frequent self-checks; daily comparing ourselves with the Lord’s will and His Word to see if we are in tune with Him. When we are out of tune, we need to make the necessary adjustments. Failing to do so can result in our falling flat or coming across as too sharp to others. And nobody wants that. So, let’s test ourselves regularly so that we can stay in tune with the Lord and allow Him to make some sweet music in us and through us.