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A Wonderful Gift! What Can It Be?

God has given us a great gift, a gift that can be used or misused. A gift that when used correctly can be used to worship Him and bring glory and honor to Him. Do you have any idea what this gift is? The picture below offers a clue.

A flute next to a flute case with roses in it

If you said music, you are absolutely right! Music is a wonderful gift from God. I can’t imagine what life would be like without music. Let’s think about that a minute. No hymns to sing at church. No Christmas carols or Handel’s Messiah during the holidays.

No Happy Birthday song at a birthday party. No singing of Christ The Lord Is Risen Today on Resurrection Day. No getting together with friends to play music. No lively marches or bagpipes to clean by. I could keep going and going.

By now you must realize how very different life would be with no music. But, just relax. Take a deep breath. We do have music, lots of wonderful music to enjoy.

Piano keys

Music is an important part of my life. Nearly every day I spend time practicing at least one instrument. I’ve learned a lot of lessons from it: patience, why I need to stick with something when it’s hard, how to get through (not over) stage fright, ways to teach myself if I don’t have a teacher, what to look for in a new instrument.

Hopefully, I can share some helpful advice with you, and you can do the same with me. Music is something I love talking about. In fact, sometimes I like talking about it more than practicing.

After all, let’s admit it. No stringed instrument players really like those sore, blistered or calloused fingertips, do they? No wind instrument players enjoy that light-headed feeling when they are getting low on oxygen, do they? But without practice, we wouldn’t be musicians, only people who talk about music.

Roses resting on the head of a guitar

In case you are wondering, I play guitar and am learning flute and bagpipes. Leave a comment and let me know what instrument you play, or what instrument you would like to play if you do not play one.

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4 Comments

  1. Sarah

    I am happy to hear you are continuing your musical pursuits ! I think music is extremely important ,as it is something we know carries on into eternity.

    1. Thank you for commenting, Sarah! Yes, music is such an important part of our lives! And I’m glad we have it to look forward to in Heaven!!

  2. I have a violin, guitar, and a family piano. I have self-taught myself in violin, although I’ve gotten tips from friends and a YouTuber or two, and I do want to learn my guitar. My little sister is very interested in the guitar, and I want to be able to mentor her in good music. I find it hard to find good and Biblical guitar music. I have learned piano from a couple teachers, and I will just say I’m still at a lower-intermediate level. XD
    I love listening to Taryn Harbridge on YouTube. She has music other than Christian worship, but I can tell she has a deep love for Jesus when she plays.

  3. I appreciate your desire to play Godly music and help your younger sister learn music. It can be challenging finding good music to use to practice. I also have a couple of Youtube music teachers in addition to my guitar teacher.

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