In the Groove

Today after prayer I had a burst of revelations. I wanted to share one.

Vinyl records are making a come back so more people may be able to relate to this.

I was seeing life represented before me as a series of LP Albums and 45 records. We often think this music we are hearing/living is the only song we will ever play. But the Lord has us all in different seasons. For some he has us going along like an LP the rpms are a little slower but there are many songs he wants to play in this season we are in. Don’t jump out of the groove the Lord has you in too soon. On most albums, there is a mixture of up-tempo and slower songs and to get the full effect of the album we must listen to them all. Even the silence between songs is important as a transition space.

Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. 12 Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. 13 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. 14 I will be found by you,” declares the Lord, “and will bring you back from captivity.

We can only make the music we are intended to make (live the life God intended) if we stay in the groove. Too often we get impatient or someone comes and derails us. Knocks us out of the groove God has us in. Or we knock our selves out or we try to compare our song with that of others. We must all learn to find the groove the Lord has for us and follow it to the end.

We must learn to wait in silence for the next song to begin without jumping out or we may scratch(damage) the album of our life and create skips or triggers that can keep us from living the life God intended for us. Silence is a hard lesson to learn but when we combine it with solitude it can be a furnace of transformation in our life.

When we scratch the album of our life we need to press into God. Seek His manifest presence. Seek the weightiness of His presence (His kavod, glory). When I was young if I had a minor scratch on a record I enjoyed, I would add a little weight to the needle to get it to stay in the groove and pass through the scratched area. By seeking and connecting with the manifest presence of God we can move beyond the scratches(triggers) in our life and get back in the groove. The presence of the Lord can heal scratches that are self-inflicted and those that are inflicted upon us. Our God heals the brokenhearted.

Some people become so disappointed with a season coming to an end they refuse to move forward. They get stuck going round and round, round and round and everyone around them can tell they need to move on. When we see this or experience it ourself we must pray. Then we need to pray with them, come alongside them and help them see there is hope. There is a flip side, God is not finished He just has you in transition.

2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come:[a] The old has gone, the new is here! 18 All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: 19 that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation.

If God has you in a place where you know you are in the groove with Him, enjoy it and flow with him.

If you are in a place of silence between songs or ready for a new season the flip side. Wait on God seek His face.

If you are damaged and need help. Reach out to brothers and sisters who love the Lord and who can share His love with you to help get you unstuck.

Let’s get in the groove with the Lord. There is a great symphony of life playing out around us that we need to be a part of.