Just Keep Playing! The Black Keys Make Music Too!


(Isaiah 43:18-19 MSG- Forget about what’s happened; don’t keep going over old history. Be alert, be present. I’m about to do something brand-new. It’s bursting out! Don’t you see it? There it is! I’m making a road through the desert, rivers in the badlands.)

Everything that we go through in life whether it’s good or bad is meant to add substance and value to the essence and heart of who we are or will become as an individual. The Bible says that God created us in His image which means that we were literally made to thrive and flourish through His power at work within us. Through Him we have the ability to not just overcome, but to fearlessly conquer. (Psalm 23 NIV- The Lord Is my Shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, He leads me beside quiet waters, He refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for His name’s sake. Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for You Are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely Your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of The Lord forever.)

So often we get caught up in the heart of our circumstances, instead of positioning ourselves to reach towards the heart of God. Faith allows us to envision what God has already prepared for us though we have yet to physically see it. I smiled as I read today’s focal passage because it reminded me of when Jesus said that if we believe in Him, not only will we do the work that He accomplished, but that we would achieve even greater than what He has done. (John 14:12 NIRV- What I’m about to tell you is true. Anyone who has faith in Me will do what I have been doing. In fact, he will do even greater things. That is because I Am going to The Father.) Take a moment to reflect upon how incredibly profound that is!

Why worry about the past or about things, situations, circumstances, or even people who have tried to defeat us when Jesus is saying to us that we are so much greater than all of those things?! Essentially what He was saying to us is, ” As I go to be with My Father on your behalf, I leave My Spirit with you to carry on My legacy.”. As I began to truly think about what that means, all of a sudden all of the things that I have ever worried about or stressed over seemed so mediocre and insignificant compared to the exceptionalism that He expects of me and unequivocally created me for.

Our trials don’t break us! They position us to become triumphant! Our shortcomings don’t define us! They make us greater! With each breath we take and for every beat of our hearts there lies the incredible purpose of God’s Will for our lives! We have the legacy of The Most High to carry out! “Life is like a piano: the white keys represent happiness, the blacks show sadness. But as you go through life’s journey, remember that the black keys make music too.”. Whether you’re in a season of trial or triumph, just keep playing! The beauty that you’ll create will always victoriously prevail! (John 7:38 NIV- “Whoever believes in Me, as Scripture has said, rivers of Living Water will flow from within them”.)

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23 thoughts on “Just Keep Playing! The Black Keys Make Music Too!

  1. Pingback: Just Keep Playing! The Black Keys Make Music Too! | Christians Anonymous

  2. Reading this was like I just opened the pages of a new favorite book, the kind you just can’t put down because the words flow like a river. You write with such ease, it’s simple to connect with but also deep. Your righting style reminds me of Beth Moore because it’s personal and pure. I’m so glad I found your blog (through a comment you made on ruthsgirl99) and am looking forward to following. 🙂
    Thank you & God Bless.
    Katie Bonzer

      • Oh wow, Katie! I can’t even begin to explain how your kind words just blessed my heart! Thank you so much for that, Lovely! I’m so glad that we have connected! I am now following your blog and I’m so looking forward to reading what GOD whispers to your heart! Love, peace, and infinite blessing to you, my friend! 🙂

  3. Very well said… “Our trials don’t break us! They position us to become triumphant! Our shortcomings don’t define us! They make us greater!”

    By God’s grace may we all become triumphant through our trials!

  4. You’ve illuminated a Scriptural principle that I believe with all my heart … for others. Though I fully realize that no one is beyond God’s grace, I have trouble apprehending it for myself. I am one of the many who believe God for salvation, but feel unqualified for His abundant life. Now, that’s simply a bunch of rot, but try convincing my soul of that. Oh, I’ve read all the Scriptures about it, and have received ample counseling, but that soulish voice keeps reminding me that the promise is for THEM, and not for me.

    Thanks for the badly needed reminder that God’s promises are for those who believe, and that includes me.

    • You are so very welcome! You have truly touched my heart and I’m going to add your name to my morning prayer list because you are right, GOD’S promises are for those who believe and that does include you, so I’m going to be believing with you and praying for you! Thank for so much for leaving me such a genuine and heartfelt comment because that’s what keeps the flame burning in my heart to keep seeking GOD myself. I truly want to know HIM in the greatest and most intimate way so that I can share the experience of HIM with you guys. So, I always appreciate people like you who truly open up your hearts and share with me because that allows me to seek GOD with a purpose greater than my own needs. I want you to know that GOD loves you dearly and HE is always with you. Keep in touch! Love, peace, strength, joy, and infinite blessings to you! 🙂

  5. I like the analogy of the piano. “Just keep playing.” I can’t play the piano much at all, but I know people who have worked though the beginning stages of piano and onto advanced. To listen to an experienced pianist is awesome. Makes me think about how much we need those who have “played” longer. They know how to keep playing. They know better how all the keys fit together to make beautiful music. Thank you for your words of encouragement. I’m your neighbor at #RaRaLinkup.

    • You are so very welcome, Cheryl! So glad that you were encouraged by it and that you’ve joined us in #RaRaLinkup! Can’t wait to read your post! I’m just now getting a chance to sit down and start reading all of the posts tonight, and I’m so excited! Infinite blessings to you, Love! 🙂

  6. Amen Tai! Amen. Love. This. So. Much. “all of a sudden all of the things that I have ever worried about or stressed over seemed so mediocre and insignificant compared to the exceptionalism that HE expects of me and unequivocally created me for.” Yes! Wow. You really said it – and I am cheering you on from the depths of my heart as you sing the glory of the Lord to us all. So glad you are a part of the Cheerleading Linkup.

    • Kelly, I’m so glad that you invited me to be a part of LinkUp! It has been such a blessing to me! I’m still reading through the posts from last week and my heart has been on fire for GOD all week long! I thank you so very much for your encouragement and support! To call you my friend is an honor and I’m so grateful for you! Love and blessings to you always, Sweet Friend! 🙂

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