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May282018

His Presence Brings Perspective

Isaiah understood that he was a sinner; he was self-aware of his limitations and shortcomings. 

 Isaiah 6:5  “Woe to me!” I cried. “I am ruined! For I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips, and my eyes have seen the King, the Lord Almighty.”

Perhaps that is what we are missing today in our lives - our eyes and our ears are seeing and hearing what is being said around us, but we are not seeing and hearing God. Isaiah heard God speaking: “Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” Isaiah 6:8

This calling is no different than Jesus telling his disciples that they were also to go into all the world. 

Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”    -Matthew 28:19-20

This commission to Isaiah and the commission to the Church all started because those commissioned were in the presence of God. What have youbeen commissioned to do? Obviously the commission Jesus gave to the Church in Matthew 28 applies to all of his followers. Yet, within that framework, what has God called you to do? I was talking with a friend of mine over the weekend and he was sensing that his life was behind him and there was little ahead of him. That happens to many people in their 60’s who feel somewhat ineffective in their lives. However, age isn’t as important to God as it might be to us. My friend is a great teacher and has been teaching profound Bible studies for years in addition to leading trips to Israel. I have been encouraging him to take all his experiences in the Word and with God, into a forum that reaches people around the world via the Internet.  I believe the Internet can be used for the good of the gospel, and part of my calling is to help many anointed men and women of God to podcast the gospel while we have time to do so before it may no longer be available for truth tellers. 

God has commissioned all of us to do something with the revelation of Jesus Christ. Most of you I am speaking to have come to faith in Jesus, now the next step is to refine your understanding and put it to work to reach others. However, finding that calling in your life doesn’t come from people just encouraging you like I am doing today. You need to do as Isaiah and the disciples did - you need to be in His presence. You eyes and your ears need to be open to hearing and seeing God. The scriptures need to open your ears and your eyes to what God has revealed to us, and then you need to act upon it. 

Your perspective is only relevant as it encompasses His perspective. 

Take time to pursue God and be determined to hear and see Him in your calling. 

Keeping it honest and truthful…K

 

 

 

 

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