Leadership with Instructions

If you are just joining this series, reviewing the previous week’s blog posts will orient you to this mid-point pause of reflection. Thank you for reading!

As conductor Peter’s leadership role is responding to the composer’s composition. His task features the necessity of guiding orchestra members in a faithful presentation—a performance. As a conductor he accepted this responsibility. The cadence, the flowing movement of song and lyric together can provide wondrous harmony.

            For Peter Johansson, and the orchestra, each note in three-quarter time, from a whole note to a demihemidemisimquaver (a 256thnote), as well as any corresponding rest(s) is/are vital. Otherwise, the composer would not have put them into place.

            As the conductor Mr. Peter Johansson accepts that his job resides in keeping the other musicians focused on following the composer’s direction. The Composer is to be trusted.

            God’s leaders, in the context of Nehemiah’s story which we have been following in recent weeks, are conductors. A leader’s task is not writing an original script or new musical score for God’s people. Leaders are responsible for following the Composer’s composition for the era in which they live. 

Life Applications

  • Have you decided: What is the value (for today’s disciples) to posses a historical record like the Book of Nehemiah?
  • Are you able to identify particular instructions from God’s script meant for you?
  • Blessings on your conducting-life! 

Published by Andrew Simkins

Dr. Andrew Simkins provides spiritual direction for individuals and small groups through the regular blog posts found on this site. He resides in northwest Indiana with his beloved, along with nearby children and grandchildren who are the adornment of his life.

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