Daily Devotional

Isaiah 6:8

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.”

The commissioning of Isaiah is such an inspiring section of Scripture to me. God asks a simple question, “Whom shall I send…?” and Isaiah promptly responds, “Me!” When I was in college, I had a professor that would ask the class a question and then wait a full 60 seconds before she would speak again. I was always amazed at how long those 60 seconds of silence felt. A few years later, I taught some classes at a Christian charter school. I too would often ask the class a question and then have to wait for a response, and I too would wait a full minute before I spoke again. The reason behind this is simple; when someone asks a question, they expect a response.

We can look at stories like Isaiah’s and think how exciting it must have been for God to call Him for a specific purpose. We must also remember that God has called us as well. God asks each of us the question, “Will you go for me?” and then He waits for us to respond. The question we should each ask ourselves is not “Is God calling me?” but rather, “Where is God calling me?” I don’t know what purpose God has for you, but I know He has some role for you to play in His Kingdom, and not just at some future date, but right now; today. You are a member of the body of Christ, and every part of the body has a purpose. Our physical bodies can learn to compensate and survive when a part is not functioning as it should, but it functions so much better when every part is working as it was meant to. In the same way, the body of Christ is so much more effective when we are all fulfilling the role God has for us. What role can you play in God’s kingdom today?
English Standard Version (ESV)
The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. ESV® Text Edition: 2016. Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.

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