I have several guitars proudly displayed on the walls of my home office and bedroom. All of the guitars are properly strung and tuned, ready to play whenever I desire. But there are also practical reasons why each guitar is always kept in such a ready state. The continual tension of the strings keeps each instrument in tune and maintains the playability of each instrument. If the strings are too tight or loose, the bridge and/or neck may warp, causing intonation problems and a decrease in playability.
It is reminder to myself that, like my guitars, I need keep myself in tune with God. When I allow myself to become out of tune, being either lax or legalistic in my relationship with Him, I quickly become resistant to His leading. My ability to be played and used by God is diminished.
Examine yourselves, to see whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Or do you not realize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you?—unless indeed you fail to meet the test!
2 Corinthians 13:5 (ESV)
Am I in tune with God? Am I ready to be used by God any time He calls upon me? I need to continually examine myself and hold my life up the light of God’s Word. Only then will I be tuned to God’s perfect pitch.
Love and trust the Lord; seek His will in your life.