Altered and Unstopped–where are you?

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Hi!

I found this in my bible study notes.  I wanted to share it here.

by Oswald Chambers

“Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? 

Then said I, “ Here I am; send me.”

Isaiah 6:8

 

God did not address the call to Isaiah; Isaiah overheard God saying,

“ Who will go for us?”

The call of God is not for the special few, it is for everyone.  Whether or not I hear God’s call depends on the state of my ears; and what I hear depends on my disposition.  “Many are called but few are chosen,” that is, few prove themselves the chosen ones.  The chosen ones are those who have come into a relationship with God through Jesus Christ whereby their disposition has been altered and their ears unstopped, and they hear the still small voice questioning all the time,

“Who will go for us?”

It is not a question of God singling out a man and saying, “ Now, you go.”  God did not lay a strong compulsion on Isaiah; Isaiah was in the presence of God and he overheard the call, and realized that there was nothing else for him to say, in conscious freedom,

“ Here I am, send me.” 

Get out of your mind the idea of expecting God to come with compulsions and pleadings.  When our Lord called His disciples there was no irresistible compulsion from outside.  The quiet passionate insistence of His

“ Follow me”

was spoken to men with every power wide awake. 

If we let the Spirit of God bring us face to face with God, we too shall hear something akin to what Isaiah heard, the still small voice of God;

and in perfect freedom will say,

“ Here I am; send me.” 

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About godw1nz

I am the mom of three beautiful daughters, wife to a genius, sister to a teacher, sis-in-law to an engineer, daughter to a yankee and a rebel, and a woman chasing God. I love to read, draw and be with my family. If the reading inspires me, then I draw what I read. Almost everything I draw is based around or about Jesus Christ. I attend church at First United Methodist Hillsville. Ronnie Collins is my associate pastor, also a blogger here. I love the Lord with all my heart and I hope what you see here will inspire your heart.

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