Very interesting that I “happened” to discover today’s reading from L. B. Cowman’s “Streams in the Desert” (edited by Jim Reimann) . . . “Is there any note in all the music of the world as mighty as the grand pause? Is there anything that can touch our hearts like the power of stillness?” I love meditations on God’s “gentle whisper” that can only be heard when we find that place to “Be still, and know that I am God” (Psalm 46:10).
A new piano melody has been in the works for a while and is still in process. It will be called “For a Lifetime,” inspired by Psalm 30:5 “For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime; weeping may remain for a night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.” I meditate on this verse when life brings “tears of lament” (from “The Voice” CD). I am encouraged that God’s favor, His grace, bring rejoicing in the morning.
This morning I had the privilege of presenting the Chick-fil-A Corporate devotional to their headquarters staff. As I shared a few melodies and visuals from “December Peace,” my central theme was to each ask ourselves the question, “How can I be more of a creator than a consumer this holiday season?” We all have some gift, talent, or passion that can be a blessing to others . . . baking a dessert, painting a picture, building something out of wood, or countless other possibilities. When we nurture our creativity it feeds our soul and overflows from our heart to make a positive difference in the lives of others.
Regardless of the time of year, how you can you be more of a creator than a consumer? Does this idea stir your heart like it does mine?