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Don't Want to Dance to My Own Tune

The Watered Soul: Don't Want to Dance to My Own Tune

Jun 16, 2010

Don't Want to Dance to My Own Tune


God often uses the least likely person to accomplish his purposes. In Acts 9:15, God sends Ananias to commission Saul, a killer of believers, to carry the Good News of the Gospel. Like a guitar being played by one who is unskilled, Saul was making a lot of noise being used by the Devil. However, a divine encounter with the Master had him playing a different tune and fulfilling a far greater purpose.

Left to our own devices, we can engage in many noise making activities but be out of tune with our life's purpose . Surrendering to God puts us in perfect harmony with His will for our lives.

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31 Comments:

At June 16, 2010 at 1:48 AM , Blogger welcome to my world of poetry said...

A goodd issue put ina wonderful way with words.

Yvonne.

 
At June 16, 2010 at 4:18 AM , Blogger Denise said...

Well said sweetie.

 
At June 16, 2010 at 5:42 AM , Blogger GlowinGirl said...

Isn't this the truth! So much of the time I've tried to do it MY way (think Sinatra now). His ways are puzzling to us at times, but the song and dance much more amazing when surrendered to His writing!

 
At June 16, 2010 at 5:46 AM , Anonymous God Whispers In The Wind said...

Wanda this was delightful. Thank you for sharing. Blessings.

 
At June 16, 2010 at 6:44 AM , Blogger Karen said...

I absolutely loved your take on this scripture...my husband and I are in the music business, so I can really relate to this...great WFW!

 
At June 16, 2010 at 6:51 AM , Blogger lori said...

You know Wanda, this is AWESOME...all I want to be is harmony...I love this! It's one that will stay with me!

peace,
lori

 
At June 16, 2010 at 6:55 AM , Anonymous ozjane said...

reminds me of the chorus that says "let me dance to the beat of your heart"
I had a night some weeks ago where I listened to the Cohen song Hallelujah..it is on a CD of duets and is sung gloriously but I ended up weeping and weeping over the line that suggests that any Hallelujah will do......the sacred and the profane....I wept and wept for the blindness of our world.

 
At June 16, 2010 at 7:11 AM , Blogger Daughter of the KING said...

Chosen - to think the God of all chose us to be His instrument - wow!

 
At June 16, 2010 at 8:20 AM , Blogger BLUEBUTTERFLY said...

Amen! Let me be a vessel of honor, Lord.

 
At June 16, 2010 at 8:25 AM , Blogger Sheri said...

and amen.

 
At June 16, 2010 at 9:37 AM , Blogger One Heart said...

Beautiful Wanda. This really "pulls the strings" of my heart. ;) Our 20 year old son is blessed to be gifted in music. I saw it since he was a baby and dedicated it for God's glory. He is now 20. He plays every instrument without lessons although years back we took him for formal lessons for a few years. He served in praise and worship ministries, but is not using his gifts for the Lord at this time--well, not the gift of music but others yes. This reminded me how he's a bit out of tune right now, BUT I KNOW IN WHOM I HAVE BELIEVED!!!

Lovely WFW sis.

 
At June 16, 2010 at 9:49 AM , Blogger Missie said...

Beautiful WFW and great reminder to not just "make noise!"

 
At June 16, 2010 at 10:43 AM , Blogger Sherry @ Lamp Unto My Feet said...

I so want to have a heart that is in tune to what God has for me.

Thank you for sharing your heart today.
Have a blessed day!
Sherry

 
At June 16, 2010 at 10:58 AM , Blogger Cathy said...

As a musician, I love your WFW. Blessings ~

 
At June 16, 2010 at 11:10 AM , Blogger Joanne Sher said...

Oh Wanda - this is an AMAZING reminder and word picture. Gonna remember this for a long time.
Happy WFW, my friend!

 
At June 16, 2010 at 11:11 AM , Blogger Bev said...

"Surrendering to God puts us in perfect harmony with His will for our lives"
thanks for re-inforcing a truth that god is driving home to me right now!
god bless...

 
At June 16, 2010 at 11:22 AM , Blogger Laurie said...

What a wonderful word picture to help me remember God's desire for me to be in perfect harmony with His will for my life. I love this, Wanda!

 
At June 16, 2010 at 11:43 AM , Blogger Bobbi said...

Amen...thanks for speaking a good word to me today! Smiles...and have a great week!

 
At June 16, 2010 at 11:56 AM , Blogger Donna said...

A beautiful graphic for the verse. May I always be an instrument in perfect harmony that He can use.

 
At June 16, 2010 at 12:04 PM , Blogger SnoWhite {Finding Joy in My Kitchen} said...

thanks for sharing that -- so often the world wants us to "march to our own drum" and be "independent"! However, as you've written, truly, our goal is to be in the band with God allowing Him to use us to make a beautiful symphony.

 
At June 16, 2010 at 2:30 PM , Blogger hip chick said...

Yes. that was great.

 
At June 16, 2010 at 3:12 PM , Blogger partialemptynester said...

Aww, so great! Love the picture with the verse and the play on words...super WFW!

 
At June 16, 2010 at 5:05 PM , Anonymous Monica said...

Great word for this Wednesday!

 
At June 16, 2010 at 5:19 PM , Blogger From the Heart said...

Yes, a great scripture and picture - to be in harmony with God. I'm reading Rick Warren's Purpose Filled Life, a 40 day devotional book, along with my oldest daughter. Today's devotion taught me how to have God as a friend. It was the most amazing experience I've had in a while.
I tried what Rick wrote and it works.

Thanks for sharing and visiting my blog as well.
Blessings, AE

 
At June 16, 2010 at 7:45 PM , Blogger Joan said...

Ooohhh this is so good. I'm reminded of the verse in 1 Corinthians about a clanging cymbal. Used in the right way, the cymbal enriches music. By itself, and without the right rhythm, it is annoying.

Have a blessed day!

Joan

 
At June 16, 2010 at 7:59 PM , Blogger Amydeanne said...

oh! a perfect verse for me today! thanks!

 
At June 16, 2010 at 10:04 PM , Blogger Brian the old man said...

Great analogy! Thanks for sharing. God bless.

 
At June 16, 2010 at 10:20 PM , Blogger e-Mom said...

Wonderful object lesson. Very well said! I enjoyed this post.

Blessings,

e-Mom @ Chrysalis ღ

 
At June 16, 2010 at 11:12 PM , Blogger ceemee said...

I absolutely love this WFW, sometimes I forget to surrender to God and be His instrument. This is our purpose, to be in tune with His calling.

 
At June 18, 2010 at 10:02 AM , OpenID pathfromtheheadtotheheart said...

Oh, AMEN! What a beautiful post and reminder, Wanda!!! Thank you for that!

 
At June 19, 2010 at 8:08 AM , Blogger daylily777 said...

Wonderful WFW ! Great verse & illustration !
Blessings,
~Myrna

 

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