It’s da weekend baby! All I can say is THANK GOD! I think I chose the craziest week to participate in a writing challenge. Thankfully, God allowed me to push through. I’ve been in awe of the things He has shown me.
Today is day six and the word prompt is SEND.
Have you ever heard someone make a request out loud seemingly in search of a volunteer? My children were pros at this when they were little. They saw South of the Border signs on the highway when we were coming back from the beach one year. After a few “I wonder if we could ever go there” remarks…an adventure began.
Sometimes God gives us specific instructions. Other times, God makes general requests in search of a volunteer.
Isaiah had an encounter with God which left him keenly aware of his own sinfulness and dependence on God. Once his eyes were opened, he heard God make a request and he said …”send me”.
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!” Isaiah 6:8
In his iconic devotional, My Utmost for His Highest, Oswald Chambers revealed an interesting thought about this scripture. He wrote:
God did not direct His call to Isaiah— Isaiah overheard God saying, “…who will go for Us?” 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.
Whether I hear God’s call or not depends on the condition of my ears????
And exactly what I hear depends on my spiritual attitude?
I just may need a q-tip to clean my ears.
How is your spiritual hearing? What is your spiritual attitude?
Forgive us for not tuning our ears to hear your call. Please help us get our attitudes in check so that we may respond… “Send Me”.
This post is part of a ten-day writing challenge. Each day, writers are given a one-word prompt to write about for five minutes. (Of course, we can go over five minutes, but the point is to encourage writers to WRITE!)
Wanna join the writing challenge? Go HERE.
(You don’t have to have a blog to join. Pen and paper still work and writing is therapeutic.)