Isaiah 6:1-8 brings up questions that are hard to avoid. First, what about this vision created a desire in Isaiah's heart to serve God no matter what the circumstance? Next, what kind of resources was God going to supply Isaiah to accomplish this task?
Isaiah was commissioned to go to the people of Israel and preach a message of coming destruction. Also, he gave them the message that hope and deliverance are found through repentance. In a time when idolatry was rampant, and people forgot about God's faithfulness, this people group became content with the way things were. A captivity defined by self-reliance and purposeless living.
Isaiah had a close relationship with God, and heard from Him regularly. He was not perfect, but God set him aside for a special purpose; to lead the children of God back to Him.
This passage shows us that God gave Isaiah the awesome opportunity to pull back the spiritual curtain and get a glimpse of the business of Heaven. Part of the business of Heaven is what happened to Isaiah. He was forgiven and purified of sin. His repentance and recognition of his depravity led to an authentic transformation. This transformation changed him so drastically that his passion for God to transform others naturally followed.
What did God give Isaiah to accomplish this task? He gave His servant direct access to Him at all times. God gave Him a dynamic relationship that fanned the flame of love and compassion for his people. We have this same resource available to us.
If you have been changed by God, what does that transformation mean for you? Is it simply a ticket into an elite group of believers? Or, is it the fuel and animates the engine of service. We will please God if our Christian living is resourced by our relationship with the Creator. Do you have the courage to be open to God's leading no matter the possible outcome?
Keep loving. Keep living. Keep growing.
Prayer for today: Lord, help me to serve you no matter what. Eliminate my fear and perceptions of inadequacy. Amen
This post was written by Rev DeCrastos. You can find his blog here: ministrysauce.com