I don’t know about you, but I sure enjoyed watching the Olympics from Beijing. What an incredible opening night and how inspirational to hear the stories about these athletes.
Did you notice how often the news commentators talked about their relaxed technique? I did. Several times the newscasters talked about Michael Phelps’ relaxed swimming style. When Rebecca Soni finished swimming they mentioned her big smile and that you have to have a relaxed face to smile like that right after a swim.
Dara Torres, who has 2 personal stretchers, received comments about how relaxed she looked. Did you see The Jamaican runners? Usain Bolt breezed far ahead of the rest in the 100 and 200 meter race. Amazing! Made me think of ‘Chariots of Fire’ and Eric Little’s comment about how he knew God had made him fast and he felt God’s pleasure when he ran.
How can the Christian guitarist apply this? Focus on our goal, which is Jesus Christ, and develop an excellent guitar technique. Keep you face, shoulders and fingers relaxed as they effortlessly play the guitar. Unlike the Olympics there are no ‘best’ players. God rewards each one of us as we earnestly seek Him. 😉