Listen to this while you read this post
If you play guitar you know how, after a while of playing with the same strings, in the same tone for a long time, they will break; or if you play to hard and then the string/strings (will) breaks. Then you have to put in a new string to play again. Then you have to spend a while re-tuning your guitar. One note, then another; then back to the first one; listening very close to how the notes sound.
At other times the guitar just needs to be tuned, it's gotten out of tune since the last time you played, so you sit down and listen.
Living our lives on earth is being that guitar in Gods hands. We may leave God at times.... that's when the "string breaks" then God has to re-wire you back into tune. And play you nicely, to the heavenly music. Then there is the other times when other things get in between us and God. Then we need a quick "tune up" Then we are quickly focusing on God.
We were sent to earth to prove to God that we are worthy to be with him in the heavenly kingdom. And well our lives are guitars. They are never perfect; some need to be re-stringed, others need a quick tune up, and others have dents and cracks which can be fixed. God plays us gently while on earth and he plays us in surprising ways.
Listening to God play us, is a big thing to understand our mission on earth. We don't understand at times how God plays us, but later in life things will unfold and will make sense. If we try not to go out of tuned or break, we will be that perfect note in Gods ears!
When we sound the way God wants us to, we will join him in the heavenly kingdom. But if we play notes our selves that are worthless, then why does God listen to the worthless notes? That is when God listens more, and shows to him that we need help, so he gets to his job and fixes the guitar...
Our Father in heaven: may your holy name be honored; may your Kingdom come; may your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today the food we need. Forgive us the wrongs we have done, as we forgive the wrongs that others have done to us. Do not bring us to hard testing, but keep us safe from the Evil One. Matthew 5: 9-13
Happy are those whose greatest desire is to do what god requires; God will satisfy them fully!