Another incredibly powerful message delivered yesterday morning by the Senior Pastor's wife, speaking to Mothers on the day we celebrate the incredible love and sacrifice the beloved women in our lives who have raised us and the women raise and help raise the next generation of young people. It was a great insight into the life of Ruth with practical application for today's living.
One concept stood out and is worth expounding: Orchestrated by God.
I don't know why orchestration is such a cool word. Perhaps it's the imagery of the environment it conjures up in the mind's eye. I love the definition Merriam-Webster provides: to arrange or combine so as to achieve a desired or maximum effect.
The baseline. The theme. The build-up. The crescendo. The timing of instruments, entering and exiting the piece at key times, adding tension, drama and passion. In this industry, everything is about timing. And if you are going to keep an element of surprise for the listener, then there will be moments were something will be interjected into the piece that may not make sense on its own merit, but when heard in its' entirety... in the context of where it's been placed and what it accomplishes; you won't be able to imagine anything else being there in it's place... not even dead space
You can almost always tell when something is too much.
You can almost always tell when something isn't enough.
You can almost always tell when something is missing.
For those in church leadership, there's a level of orchestration that they should possess. Ultimately, it's God that arranges the days of our lives. And for the moments and circumstances that He interjects that have yet to make any sense yet; well we are placing our trust in God already... what's taking it up another level or two truly cost?
So, pray this #seniorPastorMonday, for those pastors having difficulty watching the events of life and ministry unfold; trying to understand the arrangement of days as they are revealed from the hand of God. May their trust not falter or derail when the elements of surprise appear. Even when full context and big picture perspectives aren't clear, may they have the stamina and perseverance to continue to seek the face of God; knowing full well, He remains able and committed to making all things work together for His glory. May they be encouraged anew, that God does not waste our experiences, but uses our lives to create masterpieces... whereby all may know, He is God.
Our lives. His Creation.
A work, not to be missed.
Orchestrated by God.
For His Glory.
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