Monday, May 11, 2009

Saturday I found myself in Isaiah 6. I'm quite sure your familiar with it. (Isaiah sees the Lord seated on the throne...the train of His robe filling the temple...)

I have read this passage lots of times but on Saturday morning it struck me that after Isaiah had seen the Lord, He was very aware of His sin condition. He knew that He had unclean lips(vs 5) and that he lived with people who had unclean lips. He knew he was unworthy to be in the presence of God Almighty. But God made provision for that.

Verse 6 describes the seraph taking the tongs and touching Isaiah's lips with a coal from the alter, and saying "See, this has touched your lips; your guilt is taken away and your sin atoned for." Isaiah had just experienced the majesty of God, but he had also received the forgiveness of God.

This next part is what has me spinning. In verse 8 God says "Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?"

Isaiah responded with "Here am I! Send me!" I would venture to say it was without hesitation. Here he is in the presence of God Almighty and is still alive! (Verse 5tells us that he says "woe is me, I am ruined". He was probably thinking that since he had seen God he would probably die!)

"Here am I! Send me!" His immediate response was I'll do it! I wonder if he was jumping up and down both arms in the air, or was he flat on his face? Either way, Isaiah had an immediate response of YES. How could he NOT say yes after what he had just seen and experienced?

God reminded me that sometimes, he wants us to say yes before we know the entire plan.

I'm kind of living that right now. Maybe I'll share that later in the week. Not sure if I'm quite ready to blog about it yet. I just know that way back in January he had me say yes to this "thing" and it has captured my heart in a way that I can't begin to describe. It may require a video blog because I'm not sure I can adequately express in words what He has done to my heart.

5 comments:

Patty said...

Isaiah is one of my favorite books!

I know exactly what you are talking about- saying yes before you know the plan. That is where I am at right now, well, have been for awhile now.

Today in my reading God had me in 2 Timothy when Paul was handing over his mantle to Timothy and giving him Charges into the ministry.
Also, God had me reading 1 Chronicles where David was giving Charge to his son Solomon.

Same theme. In those verses I found many verses to pray each day for myself and my sons.

I cannot wait to hear more about your journey!

Love and Miss you!

Fran said...

Oh how I love this. I wanna be a "yes" kind of girl long before I know the path.

Love you Steph. Praying for you and your amazing family. What a blessing you are to me.

hugs,
Fran

jenmom said...

When God does a mighty work in our hearts we often can not put that into words. You will be in my prayers. May God continue to do great things as you continue to obey Him.

Leah said...

I am so with you on this. The Lord is doing a major work on my heart--an all-out renovation, I would say.

Can't wait to hear more.

Leah

Fiffer said...

Wow, I don't know exactly how I stumbled upon your blog but all I know is God wanted me to! I am moved by your words and realize how often I need to see the whole business plan before signing on the dotted line. But that's sure not what Isaiah did, was it?! Thanks for sharing the words God gave you...I will be pondering them today. And, from one siesta to another, know that I will be praying for you, for whatever it is God has on your heart right now.

Oh and by the way, guess what? I got to see Beth Moore in Lancaster last week at NDP! Woo hoo...it was really exciting...I even posted some cute pix of her & Keith on my blog.

Blessings to you!