Some people talk about the music while others are played as an instrument. I have met many people who discuss the beauty of Christ. They speak about the beauty of His music and their enjoyment of His sound. But what they are missing is being played as His instrument. Yes, being played as His instrument to make music. He doesn’t just desire us to talk about His Life; He yearns for us to experience Him as He blows His Life through us.
The Secret to Life – Being His Instrument
This is the mystery of the Gospel and the secret to life. That’s right, I defined the secret to life! This is what the Apostle Paul preached in his letters and what has been hidden throughout the ages but is now being revealed in the end times. This is the mystery of the Gospel! No longer should we merely talk about the music, now we can be played as His instrument.
I’ve heard Martha describe this as the glory of the New Covenant. Christ in you is our hope of glory and this is the New Covenant. The New Covenant is this: Christ does it all. And I can talk about this endlessly, or I can choose to be played as His instrument. It’s my choice. But the fact remains: speaking about it doesn’t make it so. This is an experiential reality alone. And in that experience, I experience Christ, see Christ, and know Christ. He becomes my life and fulfills His own requirements of the Law. This is the New Covenant.
Be an Instrument and Struggle Not
Hallelujah, my endless struggle to be godly is over in His fulfillment! I am but an instrument for Him to play His life through, and while being played, I learn who He is. He didn’t just give me a theoretical example of His Life – He is my life. Up close and personal I get to see how He would respond in my life situations. This is so beyond just hearing how it would work; it’s seeing how it does work.
The Boy Who Just Talked About It
This reminds me of a story I heard about a little boy who visited the mountains. A day had been planned where all the children would go tubing and then have lunch. Everyone got loaded up and proceeded to the river. When they arrived, all that could be seen and heard was squeals of joy and arms flailing. This was going to be so much fun. All but one child got into the river and began to float and splash. This little boy chose to stay on the riverbank and walk along the side. He watched, he giggled, and seemingly enjoyed his time. Later at lunch, as the event was discussed, this little boy described the event as if he had participated as well. You would’ve thought he was leading them all down the river. In his mind, he was in the river though he never even got wet.
This is how many Christians live today. They talk about the Life of Christ while failing to ever get in the river. This is tragic because everything has been provided for our adventure. We are to experience the Gospel as He lives it through us.
Now unto Him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, Unto Him [be] glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.
Ephesians 3:20-21 ASB