Well here I am Lord, its Wednesday! Reminds me of the time Isaiah heard the Lord asking, “Whom shall I send as a messenger to this people? Who will go for us?” and [Isaiah] said, “Here I am. Send me.” (Isaiah 6:8)
Oswald Chambers points out that God did not direct his call to Isaiah—Isaiah overheard God saying, “… who will go for us?” Chambers continues by reminding us that the call of God is not just for a select few but for everyone. Whether I hear God’s call or not depends on the condition of my ears, and exactly what I hear depends upon my spiritual attitude (Oswald Chambers).
I had the opportunity to have dinner with a few folks just the other day. We were seated at two long tables set up like an equal sign (=) one above the other. As we settled in, I noticed all the cheerful conversation around the two tables. Later, as we finished our dinner, the conversation level increased and quite honestly, I could not hear the folks at the opposite end of my table, let alone those at the other table. That is when some of the folks got up and moved around the room to get into ‘ear-shot’ of others. I remembered Isaiah.
Isaiah put himself in the presence of the Lord when he spoke about repentance and salvation. Even though Isaiah considered himself a person of unclean lips he got near so he could hear! Isaiah challenged the people of his day, and by way of the scripture, is challenging us to recognize that God’s judgement is coming! And we cannot save ourselves!
Let’s decide this day, to get into God’s presence. Let’s seek those holy times of getting alone with the Lord so we can hear what God is saying to us.
“And thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and manifests through us the sweet aroma of the knowledge of Him in every place”
Well here I am Lord! And it’s a wonderful day!