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Called By Gd January 14, 2010

Filed under: faith — chinabean @ 8:10 am
January 14, 2010
Called By Gd
by: O. Chambers

I heard the voice of the Lrd, saying: ’Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?’ Then I said, ’Here am I! Send me’ —Isaiah 6:8

Gd did not direct His call to Isaiah— Isaiah overheard Gd saying, “. . . who will go for Us?” The call of Gd is not just for a select few but for everyone. Whether I hear Gd’s call or not depends on the condition of my ears, and exactly what I hear depends upon my spiritual attitude. “Many are called, but few are chosen” (Matthew 22:14). That is, few prove that they are the chosen ones. The chosen ones are those who have come into a relationship with Gd through JC and have had their spiritual condition changed and their ears opened. Then they hear “the voice of the Lrd” continually asking, “. . . who will go for Us?” However, Gd doesn’t single out someone and say, “Now, you go.” He did not force His will on Isaiah. Isaiah was in the presence of Gd, and he overheard the call. His response, performed in complete freedom, could only be to say, “Here am I! Send me.”

Remove the thought from your mind of expecting Gd to come to force you or to plead with you. When our Lrd called His disciples, He did it without irresistible pressure from the outside. The quiet, yet passionate, insistence of His “Follow Me” was spoken to men whose every sense was receptive (Matthew 4:19). If we will allow the Holy Spirit to bring us face to face with Gd, we too will hear what Isaiah heard-“the voice of the Lrd.” In perfect freedom we too will say, “Here am I! Send me.”


2 Responses to “Called By Gd”

  1. Jessica W Says:

    This is beautiful. Thanks for sharing, Christine.

    And when we answer the call…we learn so much more about His love and how to love like He loves <3!

  2. Daisy Says:

    I totally read that one in Jan and it kicked my butt 🙂

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