Here I am

He may be asking you that exact question right now.

Isaiah 6:1-13

Reference: v.8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”
And I said, “Here am I. Send me!” (TNIV Bible)

Explore: I remember standing in a chapel service at Bible college one day feeling quite overwhelmed by my ministry. Not only was I working in a local church, but I was working in the local primary school as their chaplain.

Although I was doing my theological training, I realized there was so much more to ministry than College could ever teach me.

As I sat in the back row, removed from my surroundings by my heavy thoughts, we were asked to stand while we sang a communal song.  I obediently stood, but came abruptly to attention when I heard the words of the chorus:

Here I am Lord, Is it I Lord?
I have heard You calling in the night.
I will go Lord, if you lead me.
I will hold Your people in my heart.

Application: This hymn, based on the passage of Isaiah 6, was just the wake up call I needed. It doesn’t say that we have to have all the answers before we head on out; we just need to be willing.

Isaiah was an incredibly brave man to be willing to go to the Israelites – who were on the road to destruction – and highlight their wrong ways. He was not perfect, he didn’t have any super powers, he was just willing to serve God.

God delivers this question to every single one of His followers, “Whom shall I send?”

He may be asking you that exact question right now.

Prayer: Lord, we don’t always know what lies ahead of us and we often cannot see the impact we have on Your kingdom. But, when you call us, may we be willing to step up to the challenge with courage and obedience. Amen.

Whom shall I send?

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This article was written by Linda Bailey

Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.