I recently went to a worship service called the Well of Nashville. Pastored by Carl and Leann Albrecht, it is a beautiful ministry that hungers and thirsts after the power and love of Jesus. We meet on Tuesday nights at 7 for a time of seeking the Father's heart, and to discover what He has to say.
Last night, we entered into a really precious time of worship. The Father was giving me prophetic songs in a way that I had never experienced before. As I looked around the room, different phrases were coming to mind for each person I saw. Specific and unique for every individual. I asked Him, "What is this? I've never felt this, or heard this!"
I had spent the last week singing on a worship team at a conference, so obviously, I was familiar with the equipment and the cables and the "stuff" needed so the conference attendees could hear the worship team.
And, obviously, one of those things needed to hear a singer is a microphone. And that's exactly what the Lord gave me a picture of. I was thinking, "Okay, what are microphones used for?"
Microphones amplify sound. They allow us to hear more clearly what we couldn't hear. As I was thinking of all the different functions a microphone could possibly have, I felt the Father whisper, "Be a microphone. Be MY microphone. Sing MY songs over my people."
As I was asking the Lord what this looked like, He was gracious enough to reveal it to me. A song can be in a smile. Or in a kind word spoken to a tired cashier. Or in paying for someone's groceries. A song of the Father's heart can be in a compliment.
Being a microphone just means being Jesus's heart with skin on. We are to amplify the love of the Father--to everyone. Not just our family. Not just the ones who are comfortable to love--but to the broken. To the unlovely. To those that make us "uncomfortable."
Yet I am mindful that without the right cables, or the right receiver, the most incredible microphones and the best sound systems will not work. Without the connection of the Holy Spirit, we are missing out on the opportunity to walk in our authority of love.
Invite the Father into your circumstances each day. Invite the Holy Spirit into your cubicle. Into your irritation during a traffic jam. Into your grocery shopping and going out to dinner. Invite Him into the busyness of your everyday life--and watch how He uses you.
Allow the words of Isaiah 61:1 to saturate your heart. "The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is upon me, for the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to comfort the brokenhearted and to proclaim that captives will be released and prisoners will be freed."
Jesus, teach us how to be microphones. Let us amplify Your heart.
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