Time for a Stretch

As a music producer and pianist, I spend lots of time sitting at the keyboards (the musical one and the computer one).  For decades I have been using my hands and arms for many hours a day.  For the past few weeks, I have been experiencing severe pain in my left arm, undoubtedly the build up of years of overuse.  The muscles are so accustomed to being in a certain stance that they get frozen in that position.  Medical advisors and therapists have encouraged rest, but also lots of slow, gentle stretching to ensure that this condition doesn’t continue.  Elongating a muscle before it’s use greatly reduces the risk of injury or fatigue.
As I have been going through this process of stretching in new directions, the parallels in the spiritual realm seem to follow along closely.  We have lots of things that need to be stretched;  our thinking and imagining, our faith and the capacity of our heart's to believe.  Jesus is our personal Trainer and Healer, knows how to lead us out of our limitations.  He has certainly done this before, and is sticking with us through the process.  Right now, with Him in the room, we can bend a little more, bow a little more, reach a little more, extend a little more, receive a little more, believe a little more.  The more time we spend with our King, the more we posture ourselves to experience the height, width, length and depth of unwavering love.  He will help us get in alignment with Who He is, and with His amazing plans for us (Jer. 29:11).  Ready for a stretch?

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Israel said on March 23, 2016:

Yeah This is a blessing man. I often try to touch my knees to the floor ( spiritually, of course, i know my limitations) and I end up losing my focus and all my efforts are in vain because my mind is not centered on knowing Christ-Thanks for this!

Emmanuel said on November 15, 2015:

I came to this site because I am a man who gave his life to Jesus and Jesus started giving me songs, and words, and music and melodies in my Spirit. Now that I am here I read your message above. Satan and or Sickness leave his body now in the name of Jesus Christ! I love you I stand with you.

Bill said on August 09, 2015:

I hope you are feeling better, Jeff. I am a follower of Christ as well. I am a doctor and a lawyer, but I am confident that I will soon be a musician. Perhaps you will help me with that journey. Our Creator is the One who knows all. I am grateful that he has created people like you, who have His gift of music because music is a higher and more heavenly form of communication. May the Lord bless you and heal you. I will be sending you a song I wrote soon and see what you think if it. It is for my daughter’s wedding coming up in 19 days. Perhaps you will help me to find music to go with the words., which were given to me by the Lord.

Bill

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