“Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.” (Isaiah 6:8)
Today’s Morsel: I like Isaiah chapter 6, and I often wonder why someone had to die before Isaiah was about to see the Lord. The Lord says that we could find Him when we have sought for Him with our whole heart. Have you prayed and told God that you were available for whatever He desires of you? What if God desired you to go to some remote location? Would you be available, or would you need to check with someone else first? When God sent Elijah to Elisha, scripture says, “So he departed thence, and found Elisha the son of Shaphat, who was plowing with twelve yoke of oxen before him, and he with the twelfth: and Elijah passed by him, and cast his mantle upon him. And he left the oxen, and ran after Elijah, and said, Let me, I pray thee, kiss my father and my mother, and then I will follow thee. And he said unto him, Go back again: for what have I done to thee? And he returned back from him, and took a yoke of oxen, and slew them, and boiled their flesh with the instruments of the oxen, and gave unto the people, and they did eat. Then he arose, and went after Elijah, and ministered unto him.” (1 Kings 19:19-21) God never asks about our ability or our inability, just our availability. If we are not available when He calls, we may not get another chance to do what He desires of us to do.
Sing: Here I am Lord, here I am; I give all myself to you, here I am. Here I am Lord, here I am; let your spirit work through me, here I am.
Thought For Today: God doesn’t usually cast a mantel on a man who isn’t available when He calls (Parker)