"The Spirit itself bears
witness with our spirit, that we
are the children of God"
Are we yielded to the Spirit? Are we 'willingly led' by the Spirit? When we yield ourselves to the Holy Spirit, He guides us by His Word day by day. It frees us from the bondage of the law and gives us sweet liberty and freedom to follow Christ!
Because of the precious Holy Spirit of God convicting us, revealing Christ to us and imparting eternal life to us when we trusted in Him, we are empowered to obey Him and are enabled to be more like Him!
So how does the Holy Spirit bear witness with our spirit? How does our spirit resonate with the Holy Spirit of God? By being on the same frequency as Him. By being in tune with Him in our daily lives.
Resonate means 'to oscillate with the same frequency as the source'. And the more 'in tune' the instrument is, the bigger the reaction will be. And if you will bear with me I will attempt to impart to you what the Spirit imparted to me as I heard a message on this recently.
As Christians, our 'source' is God. Our 'source' is Jesus Christ. Our 'source' is the Holy Spirit. So if we are purposed to live our lives as God desires for us to live them, we must be 'in tune' with our source. Our spirits must resonate with the Spirit of God.
There is a beautiful illustration of this in musical terms and as a music lover myself, it spoke volumes to my heart!
If you sat down at a piano, pressed the sustain pedal, and looked inside at the strings, when you played the middle 'C' on it, you would notice that every other 'C' string in the piano would begin to vibrate as well. Even though you only played the one key, the other 'C' strings would begin to oscillate. The don't respond because they were played but they respond because they are on the same frequency as the source! Those other 'C' strings are basically given life by the source!
Now, if that isn't beautiful enough for you, I can take it one step further. Not only will all the other 'C' strings react to the source, but all the other strings that are 'on the same frequency' will begin to vibrate as well. All the 'E' and 'G' strings will begin to respond to the one 'C' that is played. Why is that? Because they are in tune with the source and they want to jump right in and join in the fun! They reacted in direct response to the source.
As Christians, we, too, should resonate with the Spirit, because we are in tune with God. We have the ability to resonate with Him because we were made to be in tune with Him. We were created in His image. We were created to react in direct response to our source.
We want to do what He is doing! We want to be about His business! We desire to oscillate at the same frequency as God because He is our source!! The very vibrations of God create in us a deep desire to join in and vibrate right along with Him. I can't tell you what that does to my spirit. I long to be so in tune with my God that my spirit jumps in response to the music created by His Spirit working in my life. I want to be in tune with Him. I want to operate in the Spirit. May I be so open and unhindered and 'undampered' that my spirit responds to His with a quickening that is music to His ears.
Listen to what musician and theologian Jeremy Begbie says,
Just as one note in the piano sounding will cause another to resonate, God interacts “with the world intimately, without violating it or merging with it, liberating it to be more fully itself.”
He so desires to interact with us. To merge with us. He wants us to respond to His calling on our life with a deep resonance of what He created us to do. His Spirit gives life to ours as we keep ourselves open and in tune with Him. We are given life by our source. And that is enough to make my heart sing.
"..... for Your Word has given me life"
(Psalm 119:50) NKJV