Monday, June 26, 2017

The Call

TODAY’S SPECIAL: Isaiah 6:1-10

"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.

MORE: 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.

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Bob Creson said...

No question about it...when God calls, and when He energizes a movement, He accomplishes more than we could ever ask or think! God gave a vision for worldwide Bible translation to Cameron Townsend when he was 20 years old. Humanly speaking, impossible! But with God, all things are possible. Along with our partners, we're playing our part as 'stewards' over the period of Bible Translation history assigned to us. Together we're participating in unprecedented acceleration of the pace. May God be honored by it!

Bob Creson
Wycliffe Bible Translators USA

Violet N. said...

Mr. Creson, thanks so much for coming by and leaving a comment. Yes, the impact of Mr. Townsend's decision on the lives of millions is truly mind-boggling!

God bless you as you continue to head up Wycliffe Bible Translators USA.