Monday, September 12, 2011
"And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, "Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?" Then I said, "Here am I! Send me." Isaiah 6:8
Here am I Lord, send me! I don't remember the first time those words from Isaiah 6:8 jumped off the page of the bible and into my heart as the Holy Spirit opened my spiritual ears and the Logos became for me a word directly from God. But I do vividly remember my reaction; lie face down on the floor before Him in prayer. The memory of that precious time, those words and my prayer to be the one who is sent, will forever live as vividly today as they were some thirty years ago! Note; Isaiah was in the presence of the Lord, in His very throne room when he heard God's words with his own ears. I too was in God's presence when I "heard" God's word from His word the Bible, His written Word. I have never heard God's word audibly, I have never had a vision as Isaiah did but as a born again child of the Living God I can boldly enter His throne room of grace any time, any where, praise God!! I meet with Him every morning in His Word and in prayer, and His presence is as real to me as any earthly relationship I have. Any believer in the Lord Jesus Christ can know sweet fellowship with Him but it takes time. No one stumbles into the throne room of God, we don't accidentally pick up the Bible and have it come alive at that moment. No, we must be intentional in our search for Him, an act of our will that persists and doesn't give up. He promises in His Word that; You will seek Me and find Me, when you seek Me with all your heart. I will be found by you, declares the LORD. Today is a wonderful day to seek the presence of the Lord, He is waiting for you.