August 26, 2018
In the year that King Uzziah died, Isaiah saw a vision of the Lord seated on a throne, high and exalted. He saw the seraphim, angelic beings with six wings. With two they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they were flying. And they were calling, “Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord God almighty; the whole earth is full of His glory.” Isaiah realized he was an unclean man with unclean lips and he lived among a people of unclean lips. One of the seraphs flew with a coal from the altar and touched his mouth and said your guilt is taken away and your sin is atoned for. “Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, whom shall I send? And who will go for us? And I said, “Here am I. Send me! He said go and tell His people the message He gave to him.
Isaiah was expressing his weakness and unworthiness in the presence of the Lord. Many of us make all kinds of excuses in telling God why we “CAN NOT” do the things God wants us to do and why we are not qualified for the job. But in God’s Kingdom calling trumps credentials every time. And the continual test is not your expertise; it is your availability and teachability. God knows better than anyone or yourself what you are capable of doing. You may need to work on your awareness of His presence and power in your life. The Word teaches us that with God “ALL” things are possible. What do you need to do this week to come into the presence of the Lord and be more and more aware of what He is willing to say and reveal to you?
How does God reveal Himself to you?
What has God revealed to you lately?
Are you open to God today?
If you are willing to go when God gives you the green light, He will take you to inaccessible places and do impossible things. Abraham, Jacob, Joseph, Esther, Moses, Samuel, David, and Isaiah all have one thing in common. They all said, “Here Am I.” It seems odd that we spend so much of our time and energy struggling with and trying to figure out how to get to where God wants us to go and be. What we really need to do is join Isaiah in his action of confessing, “Here am I, Lord, send me.” It is God’s job to get is where He wants us to go; our job is to make ourselves available and then take action. We are to be like a police officer on duty or a firefighter on his shift waiting for the alarm to go off and quickly respond. I like the newer song we sing that says, “Jesus is calling.” I believe that Jesus is calling us every day of our lives. We are in a love relationship with Him and in a love relationship you share your heart with the one you love.
What is Jesus calling you to do today and the next day and the next day?
What actions should be taking place through you this week that will glorify your Lord and Savior, give you self-esteem and worth, and be a blessing to others?
What is holding you back?
To be adventurous means daring can mean exposing oneself to risks beyond the demands of need or courage. It implies an inclination to adventure in spite of possible dangers or setbacks that might occur. I had an old friend that use to say, “Nothing ventured, nothing gained.” God wants to see new ventures in your life and He is the very One that leads us through the adventures. Sometimes it is a calling to go out of your way and love our neighbor. Sometimes it is a calling to move halfway around the world. But it always starts with a three word prayer of availability: “Here Am I.” That is what Moses said at the burning bush. That’s what Caleb said when he entered the Promised Land. And that is what God wants you to say today.