Before we jump into the devotional, don’t forget to spend some time in prayer for Hyland Heights as Pastor Carl has requested.
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.
The glimpse Isaiah gets of who God is and how exalted He is in this moment and for all eternity is what spurs him on to respond with a yes to the call God gives him. “Here I am, Lord, send me!” comes only after seeing the majesty and the glory of God seated on His throne.
Our response to what God is calling us to do must come first from a glimpse of the glory and majesty of God so that the fuel for our calling is always who God is and not what we bring to the table by saying yes. Our devotion to God and our work on His behalf for the sake of His kingdom will be sustained only as much as we are grounded and rooted in the reality of who God is.
Part of our worship individually and corporately is to fuel again the fire of devotion and mission because God is seated on His throne, high and exalted, and we are invited to come close and to worship Him. We get to see again a glimpse of our God so that we can continue to say “Here I am, Lord!”
Have you ever had the sense that God has given you a calling to serve Him in a specific way?
How do you nurture your own personal relationship with God?
Have you ever thought how you would respond to invitation like Isaiah received after he saw God’s glory and greatness fill the temple?
God of all glory, we want to see you seated on your throne just like Isaiah did. Would our worship together as a church be worthy of how high and exalted You are and would Your glory and presence fill our lives and this place just like the train of Your robe fills the temple of heaven. Remind us that You are on Your throne, all authority is Yours and You are in complete control. Give us faith to say yes to the lives You are calling us to live. Amen.
Pastor Tim Fus