Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Isaiah 6:8 Devotion by Stephen Taylor

Isaiah 6:8

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!”


The question isn’t if you will be called to go somewhere but rather, will you go? Everyone is called to go somewhere. Some are called to go to distant lands, and some are called to go around the block, but all are called to share the Gospel and love of Jesus Christ!


I love Isaiah’s initial response. It reminds me of a young kid in a classroom who finally knows the answer and can’t wait to share it! Arm waving, making noises to get the teacher's attention, and when the teacher calls on them, they know it’s their time to shine. The only difference is that Isaiah isn’t going to be shining his light but the Lord’s! I also love that his response isn’t “for how long?” or “how far is it?” or “how can I?” but rather, he throws his hand up like, “Pick me, Lord!” Could we be a body that does that?


When the Lord calls upon us for a tough assignment or an uncertain mission, could we say, “Pick me, Lord?” Not because we are something but because He is everything, and we know that wherever He sends us, He will be with us.


Now, I have a real serious question that the Holy Spirit just dropped into my spirit: Is our obedience linked to our convenience? Are we all about serving the Lord when it fits into our schedule or His? Truth be told, I’m in a transition season myself. As one thing comes to a close, I am praying and asking the Lord to lead me where to go next. Do you want to know His response? “Be still and know that I Am God!” We have to listen and obey Him whether it fits into our plans or not. Obedience is one of the ways we show our love for the Lord, and He is worthy of it all!


John 14:15 - “If you love me, obey my commandments.


1 Samuel 15:22 - But Samuel replied: “Does the LORD delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices as much as in obeying the LORD? To obey is better than sacrifice, and to heed is better than the fat of rams.


Psalm 46:10 - He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”


God bless! I love you all! Glory, Honor, and Praise forever to Papa God, Jesus Christ our King, and the Holy Spirit!




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