February 10

Reflection

 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? Who will go for us?”
“Here I am,” I said; “send me!”
Isaiah 6:3-8

This is a conscious decision. We accept a process that will change us and change our relationships with everything. Our relationship with God is not a one-time assent. It must be followed by a concrete personal witness which may be difficult. We become attuned to God in a lifetime journey.  As our understanding develops, it requires acceptance of the possibility of personal change. The God we understood when we began such a journey is not usually the same as the One we understand as the journey continues. Our relationship grows and changes as we continue to seek God. It is the beginning of a deeper spiritual growth, a new consciousness that contributes to the whole, a change in us that can offer concrete insights to others.

Prayer

Here I am. Send me.

Action

Reflect on the implications for you if you say these words.

Suggested Reading

Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying,
“Whom shall I send? Who will go for us?”
“Here I am,” I said; “send me!”
Isaiah 6:3-8

Jesus said to Simon, “Do not be afraid;
from now on you will be catching men.”
When they brought their boats to the shore,
they left everything and followed him.
Luke 5:1-11

The spiritual journey is individual, highly personal. It can’t be organized or regulated. It isn’t true that everyone should follow one path. Listen to your own truth.
Ram Dass

You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.
Martin Luther King Jr.

 We should not ask, “What is wrong with the world?” for that diagnosis has already been given. Rather, we should ask, “What has happened to the salt and light?”
John R. W. Stott

Lord, make my life a window for Your light to shine through and a mirror to reflect Your love to all I meet.
Robert Schuller

How do you convince a world that God is alive? By God’s aliveness in your life, by God’s work in producing reality in your experience.
Howard G. Hendricks

Christianity is a message about living and can only be expounded by being realized in our lives.
Soren Kierkegaard

 God did not direct the 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.
Oswald Chambers

 

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