I am presently setting at twelve days until the concert. I have worked hard. At 83 the 32nd notes come at a more difficult pace than they once did. The reason for that is the fingers are not disciplined as they once were – they are now old – they are painful – the muscles either do not work or work at a more difficult pace than they once did. Controlling their speed – – – – controlling what is no longer controllable most of the time can seem at all the other times to be a major weakness in their steadiness .
But I have the Lord. I have had one verse as my motto through all of these preparations. Here it is.
“Trust in the Lord with all of your heart. Lean not unto your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your path.”
Nothing very blistering about that verse except for me I know exactly what it means. And so with all the notes that these ten fingers have played in the past little while, There is a joy that comes to a Christian that does not depend upon circumstance. I have learned to “trust”, “lean” and “acknowledge”. As I have done that……as I have done my part…..when I want to please Him and Him alone………..“HE SHALL” !!!!
Will I make every note? I can’t tell you that. But if I miss some, I know the Lord has let them miss for a purpose – I may never know that purpose but I do know that I have trusted, leaned and acknowledged Him throughout and without a doubt whatever happens – – whatever takes place……….He shall bring me through as He sees fit. That is all I could ever ask for or want.
Standing on the promises of God my Savior! Marge