Sunday, February 21, 2010

The Call Of God


"Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I. Here am I; send me."

God did not address the call to Isaiah; Isaiah overheard God saying, "Who will go for us?" The call of God is not for the special few, it is for everyone. Whether or not I hear God's call depends upon the state of my ears; and what I hear depends upon my disposition. "Many are called but few are chosen," that is, few prove themselves the chosen ones. The chosen ones are those who have come into a relationship with God through Jesus Christ whereby their disposition has been altered and their ears unstopped, and they hear the still small voice questioning all the time, "Who will go for us?" It is not a question of God singling out a man and saying, "Now, you go." God did not lay a strong compulsion on Isaiah; Isaiah was in the presence of God and he overheard the call, and realized that there was nothing else for him but to say, in conscious freedom, "Here I am, send me."


Get out of your mind the idea of expecting God to come with compulsions and pleadings. When our Lord called His disciples there was no irresistible compulsion from outside, The quiet passionate insistence of His "Follow Me" was spoken to men with every power wide awake. If we let the Spirit of God bring us face to face with God, we too shall hear something akin to what Isaiah heard, the still small voice of God; and in perfect feeedom will say. "Here am I; send me."

My Utmost For His Highest - Oswald Chambers

18 comments:

sarah said...

that is the cry of my heart...here I am....send me

Susan said...

My husband and I read My Utmost For His Highest every morning, along with our Bible reading and study and this is our 13th year to do so. It has added much to our lives. I make notes in the margins of important events and insights over these years.

Whidbey Woman said...

Amen! Great post, thanks.

The Muse said...

Kymber, a blessing to read this glorious post today!
Yes, we are all called...will we listen? will we hear the call?

Oh I do hope so...I hope so with all my heart!

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Sandy said...

Thank you so much for sharing this!

Diva Kreszl said...

Not only one of my favorite passages but 'Here I Am Lord' is one of my favorite hymns!!!

RCUBEs said...

It just doesn't make sense if we are living our lives passively if we are true Christians. For we serve a God of actions. Have a great weekend sister and take care wherever you go for the Lord :)

Rhodema @ MommyLife said...

Oswald Chambers is a timeless treasure. Thank you for those words - they are a great reminder.

You have a beautiful blog. Makes me happy just to look at the bright colors and pictures.

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Great message! I love Oswald Chambers writings! Thanks for sharing.

Blessings,
Sandi

BECKY said...

So powerful, gal! I LOVE Oswald Chamber's writings!
God is so amazing in the way He does things!

Have a joyful week in Him! The Daniel fast sounds intriguing! Gonna check out your link!

HUGS,
Becky

Clif said...

Excellent. Right to the point and a great message.

Charlotte said...

I have never heard God's calling explained in exactly this way. This is so good. Thank you for sharing it with us.
Blessings,
Charlotte

Denise said...

Bless you.

Cathy said...

A great post, thank you ~ Blessings ~

LeAnn * ~ See Great Things said...

I never really thought about it, but he did overhear.:) Thanks for sharing!

Bob West said...

God has greatly gifted you
I enjoyed visiting your blog
God Bless;

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Dayle said...

Love this, Kymber. Beautiful.

Beginner said...

My husband wears hearing aids but I think at times that I am the one that doesn't hear too well.