The third person, and my favourite call is Isaiah:
In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord, high and exalted, seated on a throne; and the train of his robe filled the temple. Above him were seraphim, each with six wings: With two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they were flying. And they were calling to one another: “Holy, holy, holy is the LORD Almighty; the whole earth is full of his glory.” At the sound of their voices the doorposts and thresholds shook and the temple was filled with smoke. “Woe to me!” I cried. “I am ruined! For I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips, and my eyes have seen the King, the LORD Almighty.” Then one of the seraphim flew to me with a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with tongs from the altar. With it he touched my mouth and said, “See, this has touched your lips; your guilt is taken away and your sin atoned for.” 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 6:1-8
Isaiah sees God. Isaiah responds to God. Here am I, SEND ME.
No questions. No self doubt. No self examination – apart from recognizing that he is sinful and broken and human – and recognizing that God is great and glorious and powerful. His humanity doesn’t hold him back from responding to God with HERE I AM SEND ME. He doesn’t question his gifts or his skills or his natural attributes. He doesn’t compare himself to anyone else. Isaiah had confidence in God. He had a clear and correct view of God, believing that God is actually who He says He is. and that He can do what He says He can do. His encounter with God and connection to Him gave Isaiah perspective and faith.
I want to be more like Isaiah. Unreserved in my response to God.
Don’t be put off by the challenges of ministry or your perception of limitation. God uses the broken and the flawed to shine His glory, power and love through us to the world. We are witnesses of what God can do – forgive, restore, love, use. Our life is a demonstration of His nature.
God doesn’t called the equipped… He equips the called.
see I AM IN CHRIST SERIES here
see I AM CALLED SERIES here
see I AM CREATED SERIES here