Do you know tuning in to the right station is talked about in 1 Chronicles?
In the 15th chapter the harp players are told to tune their harps to "alamoth."
And the lyre players are told to tune their lyres to "sheminith."
Alamoth had a soprano or high range. Sheminith had a bass or low range. This might have indicated that there were men and women singers.
But the neat thing is what was written in my Study Bible. It refers the reader to Psalm 46 in relation to alamoth and Psalm 6 in relation to sheminith. Psalm 46 is about God being our refuge. Psalm 6 is about God's mercy.
This led me to the question, "What am I tuned to receive?"
Am I tuned to receive mercy and grace? Am I tuned to receive God's love?
We have cable for our TV. With the cable we get music channels. Each channel has a theme. One of my favorites is the 70s channel -- hits from the 70s are played all the time. There are channels for all different kinds of music. This reminds me of life. When I turn it to the 70s channel there are songs I do not recognize but I know that it is a song from the 70s because that is what the channel says (of course a human could have made a mistake).
If we tune our lives to receive God's love, if we consciously put our perspective control on the God's love channel, when a tune comes through that doesn't seem to be about love, we will still know it is and we can ask God to show us how it is about God's love.
Does that make sense? If I put it on the God's love channel I will know what comes into my life is God's love. The analogy falls apart here really because no matter what channel I put my life on God's love is still all around me. Yet, if I consciously look for it I will see it a lot more than when I don't.
What we expect to see is what we see.
Are we looking for God?
Are we looking for His touch, His hand in things?
Are we seeing God has a loving Perfect Compassionate God?
Or do see God as a harsh task master?
We will see what we will see. We will see what we are open too. We will hear what we are tuned to.