TODAY’S SPECIAL: Isaiah 6:1-10
TO CHEW ON: "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.'” Isaiah 6:8
God sat on a high throne. The train of his majestic robe was more glorious than any bride’s. It filled the temple. Angels were all around. Some flew back and forth calling “Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord God Almighty. The whole earth is filled with his glory.” At the sound, the temple pillars shook and the temple was filled with smoke.
These are things Isaiah saw in a vision. He would never forget what happened next. As he saw God’s glory and heard the angels, Isaiah suddenly felt like he wasn’t good enough to be there. “Woe is me,” he said, “for my mouth is dirty with bad words.”
Then one of the angels came to him. He had a coal from the altar, and touched that coal to Isaiah’s lips. “God has taken away your guilt and sin,” he said.
Then Isaiah heard God’s voice: “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”
Without knowing what God would ask him to do, Isaiah replied, “Here am I, send me.”
God called Isaiah to be a prophet that day. He would spend more than forty years speaking God’s words to the people of Judah.
Has God called you to do something for Him? If He hasn’t yet, someday he may. He may not call you in a vision like He did Isaiah. But however He calls, make sure your answer is the same as Isaiah’s.
PRAYER: Dear God, when You call, I want to answer, “Here am I, send me.” Amen.
SUPERSIZE IT: Unique Calls
God calls people in many different ways. Using the books and/or the internet, find out how God called:
William Cameron Townsend - founder of Wycliffe Bible Translators.
Billy Graham - evangelist.
Loren and Darlene Cunningham - founders of Youth With A Mission or YWAM.
Adult readers - DAILY DEVOTIONS FOR ADULTS are available too at Other Food: daily devo's.