Can God Send You?

Can God Send You? By Kirk Hunt

Also 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.”

Isaiah 6:8 NKJV
Please also read Isaiah 6:1–10

Freshly purged of his sin, Isaiah was eligible to answer the call.  Standing in the very presence of God, Isaiah could not miss the call.  Isaiah’s answer echoes still: “Send me.”

Calling is not a spiritual form of conscription.  It is a Godly empowerment for a specific ministry or mission.  You can thwart a God-ordained call on your life, through disobedience and rebellion.

Isaiah chose the better path.  On hearing the call, he responded to God with willingness and obedience.  “Here I stand.  Give me the assignment.”

Calling is best exercised with joy and energy.  What is the difference between an exasperating drudgery and a soul-enriching adventure?  Do you respond God’s call as an inconvenient conscription or life-fulfilling opportunity?

There may be difficulties or dangers.  They might receive you with gladness or reject you with anger.  As much as you want good results, it is more important that you have good obedience.  Let God sort out the hearts that hear God’s Word, spoken with skill and grace.

Let God purge you of sin and error.  Listen carefully to His heart for men and women.  What He asks who to send, raise both hands.

Think:      Am I willing to let God purge me of my sin and impurity?

Pray:         “Lord, purge me of my sin so I can have fellowship with you.”

 

Copyright © December 2018, Kirk Hunt

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Will You Go?

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Will You Go? by Kirk Hunt

 

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 KJV

 

The call came at 6 am, Friday.  By 6 pm, that same day, I was making one-way flight reservations.  With 400 others, I flew to help with recovery from Hurricane Sandy.

 

Our jobs are mundane and unglamorous.   We walk for miles and knock on doors.  We repeat the same information, over-and-over.  We ask the same questions, time-and-again.

 

The purpose remains noble.  We concerned ourselves with the health and well-being of people we may never see again.  The long hours and cramped troop ship bunks are humbling.

 

Still, their faces will remain with me.  The husband concerned about his invalid wife.  The father, frantic about the sea wall, destroyed by the storm waters.  The mother, worried about food for her kids, and work for her husband.

 

God’s call is not always about the thousands and millions.  Sometimes, it is about the twos and threes.  And about being the one who is willing to go and serve.

 

Do not concern yourself with your qualifications, or your provision.  Be alert for His voice.  His hand will supply what is needed.

 

Your calling may be unremarkable and unseen, but it remains important.  Be willing to be sent.  “Send me.”

 

Think:            When God calls for servants, will I be obedient to the call?

 

Pray:              “Lord, help me to be an obedient servant who answers Your call.”

 

 

Copyright © November 2012, Kirk Hunt

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