It’s time to get in tune with the truth God wants to speak over you. This is an excerpt from “Tune Your Heart To Truth.” To watch the full message from @elevationchurch , click here:    • Tune Your Heart To Truth | Pastor Ste…   #faith #peace #hope #stevenfurtick #elevationchurch Chapters: 0:00 – Getting Out Of Tune With God 3:28 – Before You Trash It, Tune It 7:20 – How To Tune Your Heart 11:38 – God Never Goes Out Of Tune Scripture References: Psalm 144, verse 10

If we would learn to worship
God in quiet and in private,

some of the things that wear
us out he would work out.

I’m not saying it’s magic. I’m just saying that
you in tune with God is a bad dude in a good way.

A good man with a good heart. She says I’m that,
and sometimes I am. What happens to me from time

to time… It happened to David, too, so I don’t
feel so bad. And it happens to you. Through daily

life, we get distracted. (Chris, come. I think
we should do this together. We talked about it,

and I told him I might call him.) You get
distracted, right? You don’t decide to just

start following your own whims and fall back into
old temptations. At least, most people don’t.

Instead, it’s more like a distraction.
We worked this out ahead of time,

and he’s cool with it. He’s going to
be the Devil. He sang like an angel,

but he’s a versatile worshiper. Just for
illustration. So, I’m flowing, you know. “Yeah,

man. Yeah, I’m going to start the business. I’m
going to raise these kids to be world changers.”

Right? “Come thou fount…” Flowing like that. Then
you look away… You thought you could set it and…

Then you get a text message, and then you have
to walk into a meeting. You go to say what you’re

supposed to say and be who you’re supposed to
be and show up like you’re supposed to show up,

and it’s “Come thou fount…” That doesn’t sound…
Do a little more, Chris. Sometimes the Devil

just tweaks you a little bit, but sometimes… No, I
know. I know how it has really been in your house

with your teenagers. I’m about to prophesy.
You go to step up to it, and it was good,

and now it’s “Come thou fount…” Wait a minute.
“God, did you leave me? Did you forsake me?”

I know what it is. I need a new guitar.
“I need a new husband.” Maybe you do,

but before you trash it, tune it. It happens
to all of us every day. If you think for one

moment that you can get saved one time
and your heart is permanently set on

the affections for the things that matter
to the heart of God and that now you will

be selfless in every encounter and will
always know the way he leads you to go in…

Watch these musicians the next time
we worship, because they don’t tune

their guitars once a month. They don’t tune
their guitars once a week. They don’t even

just tune their guitars every Sunday before they
play. They tune it between every song. It means

that every day I’m alive and every breath
I breathe and every transition I go into,

there is a possibility that
my heart will go out of tune.

From the same heart come your greatest fears. From
the same heart comes your greatest faith. Which

one you move into depends on what you’re tuned to.
Why this helped me so much was because I struggle

with a lot of condemnation at how much I change
from wanting to do God’s will to not wanting to

do God’s will, from feeling motivated to preach
the message to feeling like I just want somebody

to preach to me, from feeling like I want to be
more giving to feeling like nobody is taking care

of me and being very… I can have very big pity
parties. When I realize that my heart is a lyre,

that my heart is a harp, a stringed instrument,
then I realize it has to be tuned to truth.

I told you this illustration was going to
help us. That’s really why I’m doing it. I’m

not trying to just put an entertainment
value on the sermon. I don’t care about

that. There’s way better, more entertaining
stuff you can watch on your Hulu account,

but you came here to get help for your heart.

I’m trying to show you that it sounds like that
right now, but the guitar is good. The wood is

good. You’ve just been tuned to some stuff that is
beneath who you really are. How many are glad that

Jesus Christ does tune-ups? Is that why you came
to church today? Is that why you logged on today?

Now, there are two ways to tune this guitar. The
guitar is in tune, technically, when the strings

have the appropriate tension through these pegs
that Chris so rudely tuned down, like the Devil

does with discouragement, disappointment,
bills, offenses, and all of these things.

I could spend a whole hour just going through all
of the things that distract you and detune you.

If the Enemy can detune your heart, he can defeat
you in your life. You’ll be reaching for slings,

fighting, when you need to be reaching
for strings, tuning. “He trains my hands

for war.” But David said, “I’ve learned to
tune my heart to truth.” Not cultural truth.

We have personalized the precepts, so we say
things like, “My truth,” but I don’t tune to

my truth, because my heart is a liar. I cannot
just listen to my heart at all times. That would

cause me to want to quit. That would cause me to
want to give up. That would cause me to lash out.

That would cause me to sink. That would cause me
to go all the way down farther into the spiral.

It’s fine to follow your heart when your heart is
going up, but there are times in your life where

you need to be tuned. I want you to make sure
in those times that you are tuning to truth,

not your subjective experience. Not even
what your parents taught you. If your

parents taught it and God taught against
it, your parents were wrong, not God.

What your parents taught you was tradition.
What God wants to tune you to is truth. “Tune

me to truth.” That means, “God, show me where
I’m wrong and blaming them.” That means, “God,

show me where I think I need to get
more and I really need to give more,

because I want to be tuned to truth.
Show me where I’ve been thinking I’m

at a disadvantage when, really,
my slingshot is a secret weapon.”

“I’ve been saying I don’t have the resources.”
But maybe God didn’t give you the resources so

he could source this one so he could get the glory
for what he does that you could never do. To tune

my heart to truth. There are a couple ways to
tune the instruments. A stringed instrument,

like you and me… We have heartstrings. Right?
A stringed instrument goes out of tune.

This guy came over to tune our piano and charged,
like, $300. Then he was back a few months later,

and I was like, “Bro, do I get a discount?
This is your second time trying this.” He

goes, “No. I have to do it every time the
weather changes.” When the seasons change,

the strings must be recalibrated. You’re
not a kid anymore. The season is changing.

How many of you are going through a seasonal
change in your life right now? Wave at me.

How many of y’all feel like in Charlotte we
go through three seasonal changes every day,

every week? I’m going to have the piano
tuner over at my house three times a day

if we keep this weather fluctuation up. Good
lord! It can feel like that in your life,

because every time the temperature changes, you
have to retune. Every time the seasons change…

So, you need to be asking the question, “God, who
do you want me to be now? Who are you calling me

to be now? What childish things do I need to put
aside? My season is changing.” Sometimes you are

in a season of abundance, but you keep thinking
like scarcity. You’re out of tune. Sometimes you

are in a season of focus, but you’re thinking…
Sometimes you’re in a season of marriage, but

you’re scheduling your life like you’re single.
Your season has changed. You have to retune.

So, when you need to retune
you can do a few things. First,

you can buy one of these. This is a tuner. This
one is about $20. You can tune. You can do that,

but I’m going to give you something from
the Bible. Okay? (I feel like Garth Brooks

with this microphone and this acoustic guitar
right now. This is so weird. I visualized it,

but I told the Lord, “I’ll flow with it however
you want.” I never saw myself standing here

holding the guitar in this moment behind the
pulpit. This is very awkward, and I love you.)

Okay. Here it is. Give me verse 10. I
wanted to check the verse. David said

not only is it important what you tune, that
you see yourself as a stringed instrument that

has to be tuned regularly to the intervals
of God’s specific purpose and designation

of your life. Not only do I have to
be tuned when I go into a new room,

a new season, so I don’t carry yesterday’s manna
mentality into today’s Promised Land situation.

Not only do I need God to tune
me when I go into something new,

but watch this. He said, “I will sing to
the one who gives victory to kings.” Now,

not only is David saying, “I will sing to
the one…” Like, if I gave you a dollar,

I gave a dollar to you. But he’s saying,
“I am going to sing in tune with the one…”

I’ll show you. LJ is playing a digital instrument.
His keyboard does not go out of tune. It can’t.

It’s digital. It is set, and it will stay set.
His keyboard is tuned, and I know it’s in tune

right now. So, the fact that I’m out of tune on
this stringed instrument means I need to turn

around to someone who is always in tune. Look.
I’ve been thinking about how to get this across

to you. I’ve been thinking about it for months.
You think you’re trash. You are about to break

your Martin. You’re about to mess up your mind.
You’re about to walk away from your opportunity.

It’s not trashed; it’s just not tuned. So,
if I turn to the one who is in tune and say,

“Hey, LJ, give me an E,” and he plays an
E, and I play what’s supposed to be an E

on my liar… He’s playing the truth, and I’m
playing the liar. He says E sounds like this,

and I say E sounds like this. He’s playing higher
and I’m playing lower. He’s right. I’m wrong. He’s

not coming down to me; I’m coming up to him,
because I’m turned to the one… Do you get it?

You’re not coming down to it. It’s not
coming down to you. God is not going to

lower his standard. God is not going to
decide you’re just in bondage and that’s

just the way you were born. If the Son will
make you free, you will be free indeed. So,

if I’m down here and he’s up there, I’m not
staying down here; I’m coming up higher!