Ephesians 6:19-20 And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel, For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.
Yesterday, I was in a room dedicated to the life of a famous evangelist. Round about the room are displayed various artifacts from the life of this great man; his Bible, his glasses, posters from his meetings and the like. In the middle of a large case is an object that was somewhat unexpected. It is a large, old fashioned microphone that the preacher had used for radio broadcasts. As I looked at it, it struck me that of all the items in the room, that microphone probably best symbolizes the evangelist’s life. It isn’t impressive; probably not the fanciest of its kind but when the evangelist spoke, the people heard him. No emphasis was ever put on the mic, but on the message of the preacher. This great preacher had been God’s microphone. He took no glory for himself but rather spread the message of his blessed Lord.
God is still looking for microphones. He wants people through whom He can speak. There is nothing more frustrating than to attempt to use a faulty microphone. I’ve done that. You speak and only part of what you say can be heard. Or there could be a buzzing noise in the broadcast, or a distracting squeal coming from the equipment. God needs microphones who are willing to be a mouth-piece for Him and who’s lives are surrendered and pure so that His message is not in any way distorted. We need to “draw nigh” to Him so that as microphones we are not only connected, but also that our connection is not corrupted by an ineffective testimony.