Praise the Lord for another day and for the morning rising sun. My brothers and sisters in the Lord let us thank Him and worship Him in the beauty of holiness. For without Him this morning we may not have see this moment. Therefore, my brethren let everyone that hath breath praise Him. You have a roof over your heads, food to eat, clothes to wear, and a job to provide for your needs. Isn’t He wonderful?
Now up to this point God had not spoken. Isaiah had only seen visions of Him, but then God asked a question. “Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?” (Isaiah 6:8). The Us clearly refers to all three Persons of the Godhead, for the “I” and “Us” are used in the same sentence for the same God. This just serves to further convey the wonder, majesty, power, and uniqueness of God, and in this environment and asked by such a God, Isaiah’s only reasonable answer was to volunteer himself. In Isaiah 6:8 he says, “Here I am. Send me.” Interestingly, God didn’t force Isaiah to volunteer. He merely asked if there was any who would go, and Isaiah said, “I’m available. I’ll go.” God doesn’t force us to serve, but He works in our hearts so that we desire to volunteer for Him. We should come to see within ourselves the attitude that Isaiah possessed of willingly taking God up on His offer to serve for the kingdom of God.
Isaiah’s commissioning ends with God giving Isaiah instructions about how hard his calling is going to be in that those to whom he preached by and large wouldn’t listen (Isaiah 1:9-13). Yet, at this point, Isaiah has already committed himself. We are not given any evidence that he wanted to back out, and this is what is so remarkable. He had been so impacted by God’s holiness, the depth of his sinfulness, and the grace of God that he was ready and willing to obey God no matter what. He didn’t put conditions upon his obedience, but he simply said that he would do what God would ask even though God hadn’t yet told him what that would be. Even when he found out that it would be a difficult calling, he didn’t back down. When we see God as Isaiah saw God, it is hard not to make ourselves available and it is hard to be dissuaded from our calling, no matter how difficult it might be. A right view of God, of ourselves, of our sin, and of grace is essential for faithfulness to what God has called us to do.
Are you willing this morning to take up the mantle and walk in obedience to the will of God. Here am I send me were the words spoken by Isaiah. Can you boldly say like Isaiah “Here am I send me.” This is your challenge question and you must only answer to Almighty God. This morning I urge you to make your calling and elections sure. God bless us all.
Your servant and brother,
+ Sir Godfrey Gregg
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