Isaiah 6:1-8 In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple.
This is one of those most famous Bible passages about surrendering your life to serve God. Thousands have become pastors and missionaries reading these verses and rightly so. Maybe today God will call you to take the gospel message somewhere around the world.
I really wanted to focus on what would lead up to that call. Did you notice that Isaiah says that he saw the Lord, high and lifted up. He saw Him in all of His majesty. He saw Him for who He was, is, and will be. He saw Him as God.
This caused Isaiah to realize his sinful condition and total and complete need of God. Until we realize that without Him we are nothing we will be of no earthly good. The world does not need more of our American culture or of our brand of religion. They need to know God. They need His Word and what only He can do.
Then Isaiah confessed his sin. He realized his need but more than that was willing to tell God that he recognized his helplessness and need of what God could do in his life.
His sins were forgiven. He is touched by the power of God. That is what we so desperately need.
Then and only then does Isaiah hear God speak. I wonder how much we block of the Word of God and its work in our life because we are in sin, hold on to our sin, and do not confess our total dependance on the Lord Jesus Christ.
After hearing from God Isaiah volunteers to serve Him. He wants his life to count. He says; here am I send me. That is a prayer that you can pray right now.
I challenge you to stand still and see God. I challenge you to recognize your need and to confess your sins and His power. I challenge you to listen to the Almighty and see what He would have you to do. I challenge you to respond with. Lord, I am yours to do whatever you want me to do. I surrender all!
Here am I Lord send me!