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Fine Tuning

14 Mar

“Has it ever occurred to you that one hundred pianos all tuned to the same fork are automatically tuned to each other? So one hundred worshipers meeting together, each one looking away to Christ, are in heart nearer to each other than they could possibly be were they to become “unity” conscious and turn their eyes away from God to strive for closer fellowship. Social religion is perfected when private religion is purified.”~ A.W. Tozer

The Lord first spoke to me concerning the tuning fork, one year ago around this very time.  In fact, he used to the above quote from A.W. Tozer to introduce the concept to me and began to expound from there. 

In my research, I found that there was  a watch  that utilized the tuning fork.  It was instrumental in powering the time keeper.  Interestingly, tuning forks are used in medicine to assess a patient’s hearing and are also a mechanism in radar guns to measure speed.

David Timms makes mention of A.W. Tozer’s quote in his book, The Power of Blessing and sure enough, while I was enjoying reading, the Lord quickened this in me again, to such a degree this time that I couldn’t shake the idea that I had to buy one.  So the next day, I went out and purchased a tuning fork.  Not because it’s magical or carries some power in and of itself but because it represents Holy Spirit to me.   It serves as a reminder to set my eyes and my ears on Him.    Father, by His Spirit, accesses our hearing and is calibrating us to Him.   It’s time to tune in.

That tuning fork, is prophecying to me.

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Posted by on March 14, 2011 in Prophecy

 

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7 responses to “Fine Tuning

  1. Melissa Flores

    March 14, 2011 at 10:52 am

    Great quote from Tozer! Out of sync with spirit = out of sync with others. I want to be on the same wavelength with you, and with my fellow brothers and sisters. Thanks for posting this morning 🙂

     
    • insimplicity

      March 15, 2011 at 2:50 pm

      And….AMEN!

       
  2. brandon hutzell

    March 14, 2011 at 11:56 am

    Thanks for the post Stacey. A.W. Tozer was an amazing man who lived a truly God-centered life. He has this absolutely right… we are only as powerful corporately as we are individually. I’ve often pondered this idea, with the result being a new passion for holiness and intimacy with God in my private life… not only for my sake, but for the sake of my brothers and sisters in Christ. I believe many of us (including myself) can grow content with our relationship with God; but sometimes praying, knocking, struggling and wrestling with God for “more” is about going there for the sake of the body and not just ourselves. We must love the body and be willing to pay that price for each other, or we may not see His Glory revealed in the ways we hope for. sacrifice

     
    • insimplicity

      March 15, 2011 at 2:50 pm

      Amen…

       
  3. Barbara Schmidt

    March 14, 2011 at 5:15 pm

    Thank you so much for this post. For me; it answered a question that I was just asking God about this morning. The quote: “Social religion is perfected when private religion is purified.”~ A.W. Tozer” so spoke to me. I want to be tuned in–individually and corporately.

     
    • insimplicity

      March 15, 2011 at 2:49 pm

      Amen.

       
  4. Garry Dougherty

    October 15, 2016 at 11:38 am

    Everyone has a different ring, a different pitch, a different musical instrument, gift from the Lord ( I got a little toy trumpet for Christmas, when I was 5 yrs old. —- played around, made annoying noises, spit in it a lot —– then got bored with it —- so for 40 yrs. it has sat upon the shelf as a memory, keep sake ) —- Memories can be nice to remind us of our worldly home upbringing —- but memories of our world home, want get us in tune, for Marching to the Different Beat, Drum Roll of Jesus —– practice practice practice —- Now I still have that little toy trumpet to take it off the shelf and make those annoying noises from time to time, just bored and and something to do with my mind, and hands I guess, kinda therapeutic at least to me, a reminder of home —– ” I once interviewed a great piano player and to ask him, what makes you so exceptional above the trillions of good piano players —- The only answer he had for me, was I JUST LOSE MYSELF IN MY WORKS. — only Jesus’ Holy Spirit, knows our individual ring tone/voice to harmonize together Seek Yea First —- the Kingdom of God …….. A social buff is just a bluff, any way you dress her or him or it.

     

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