And your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, “This is the way, walk in it,” when you turn to the right or when you turn to the left.Isaiah 30:21 ESV
The word “sync” is a derivative of the word “synchronicity”, which was actually introduced into our vocabulary between the 1920’s and 1950’s by the Swiss psychoanalyst Carl G. Jung. He defined it as, “meaningful coincidences”, “acausal connecting principle” (togetherness), or “the simultaneous occurrence of events that appear significantly related but have no discernible causal connection.”
I admit, that all sounds really deep and philosophical, so let me approach it from my wheelhouse. See, as a musician I am very familiar with the concept of syncing because much of what I do in the music arena has everything to do with synchronicity. So for instance, the synchronicity of the rhythm of your favorite song can actually determine whether it is a great song or not. Imagine that the keyboardist, guitarist, bassist, and drummer are all playing at the same time but NOT on the same beat… they are not in sync. In other words, there is no discernible relationship between the players and their parts. Do you see that?
This is especially important when it comes to we who are led by the Spirit of God (our Father). Romans 8:14 NIV says, “for those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God.”
Can I be very transparent with you? One of my biggest fears since being in the ministry of leading people in worship has been not wanting to miss what the Spirit of God is saying and doing within the ecclesia (the body, the church). So I never forget that it is imperative that I continue to pursue Him in every endeavor so that I am in sync with the very Spirit that animates us and calls us to worship and into action. I just can’t afford to miss it.
Father more than anything else in this world, let our steps be ordered by You. We want our passions to drive us to pursue You above everything else in this life. Let Your spirit lead us, guide us and keep us in lockstep with Your kingdom purpose. The more we desire You, let it be clear and obvious when we’ve gotten out of rhythm with Your heartbeat and give us the grace that allows us to realign ourselves with it quickly. Amen