Monday, August 29, 2016
The Sweet Music
Mendelssohn, on one occasion, hearing an organ being played asked permission to play it for a few minutes. The organist reminded Mendelssohn that he was a total stranger to him and that strangers were not allowed to touch the valuable instrument.
At last permission granted, and then Mendelssohn brought forth such music from the organ as to make the organist weep! Ah! But before the music came forth, there were two things necessary: the first was, the instrument had to be abandoned to Mendelssohn; and the second, Mendelssohn had to take control of it.
The same is true with us in the spiritual realm. There must be the entire surrender to Christ first and then He shall bring forth from us the sweet music of a holy heart, a lovely character, a gentle disposition, a surpassing peace, a sweet humility, a lowly service, a beautiful sympathy, and a Christlike life!
Romans 12:1-2 ... I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
Colossians 4:12 ... Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ, saluteth you, always labouring fervently for you in prayers, that ye may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God.
1 Thessalonians 4:3-4 ... For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication: That every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honour;❤