So I never lose sight of your love, But keep in step with you, never missing a beat.
Psalm 26:3 MSG
In music, especially the rhythm section, timing is everything.
This verse (Psalm 26:3) is written on my drum heads. As the drummer of the band it is up to me to keep time. If there is a conductor I must watch his every move and keep the orchestra in time.
When the conductor is not seen for some reason, or I’m playing with a small group with no conductor, the rest of the bands ears are tuned into my time keeping.
I’ve played with some groups while a metronome or set tempo is clicking away in my ear. I follow that and the rest of the band stays in time. It is not an easy task but as long as I focus on that tempo everyone around me will be in time too.
Real life is not the same as a song. Regardless of the way I walk (live, keep in step) others are going to play their own tune….”March to the beat of a different Drum”.
When you are around people who desire to live in harmony & march to the beat of the same drum it is an amazing thing. May God, who gives this patience and encouragement, help you live in complete harmony with each other, as is fitting for followers of Christ Jesus. Then all of you can join together with one voice, giving praise and glory to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. (Romans 15:5-6 NLT)