God Sends Us

9 Jul

“If God sends us on strong paths, we are provided strong shoes.”  ~ Corrie ten Boom

In today’s first reading, Isaiah spoke about his call from God.  He had an awesome and frightening vision in which he heard God say, “Whom shall I send?”  With trepidation, he replied, “Here I am.  Send me.”

Yes, the Lord can be pretty scary!

When we see and/or experience the greatness of the Lord, the splendor of the Lord, or the power of the Lord, we realize that we are mere, frail, mortal creatures.  That thought alone is pretty frightening to us who often think that we are the center of the universe.

The only thing more frightening than seeing the great power of God is to know that God wants to use us for His work.


Are you kidding?

He’s the great and powerful God.  We’re nothing.  We’re frail, mortal creatures.  What can we possibly do?

In the Lord’s hands, we can do anything.  At the Lord’s bidding, we can change the world.

Like Isaiah, we have to have the faith and the trust to allow Him to use us.

FAITH ACTION:  With all sincerity of heart, in prayerful conversation today, tell the Lord that you are willing to be used by Him for whatever He needs.  Don’t hold back!