The Light of Christ Journey

Encouraging people on their journey with Christ

Send me! Nothing changes a person more than responding to God’s call to go forward to build His Kingdom. Isaiah 6:Then I heard the Lord asking, “Whom should I send as a messenger to this people? Who will go for us?” Isaiah said, “Here I am. Send me.” And he said, “Yes, go. [1]

We often misunderstand the call God has for us. Not all calls from God are like Moses at a burning bush or an angel visiting Gideon, who was threshing wheat in the bottom of a wine press. Noah, Abraham, Moses, Jonah, Esther, John the Baptist, and Paul had unique calls from the Lord. Jesus calls many, but few respond to God’s invitation and, thus, miss what He has for them. Matthew 22:14For many are called, but few are chosen.[2]  

Isaiah Responds to God’s Call

If we are honest with ourselves, most of us are not a modern-day Noah or Apostle Paul. We may be ordinary people, but that does not mean God does not have a unique call on our life. In the vision, the Lord asked who would go. But God did not directly address Isaiah with the question. God did not say, “Isaiah, will you go? The Lord gave space to Isaiah to respond to God’s call.

After being cleansed of his sin and forgiven, Isaiah answered the Lord and said, “here I am, send me.” Here I am is an interesting response that reminds me of a student raising their hand to get the teacher’s attention among many students.

Will You Respond to God’s Call?

The call of God is not for a select few people while the rest wait for an opportunity. The call of the Lord is for everyone. Those who respond to the Lord’s call are the sheep of His pasture who recognize the sound of His voice. These are people who have given their hearts to Jesus and have a relationship with Him through faith. Once we are in a relationship with Jesus, our hearts and ears are attentive to His voice, responding to His call.

When Jesus called Peter and John to follow him, it was a simple call to “follow me.” In Matthew 19:22, a rich young man was given the simple call to follow Jesus but could not leave his money behind. Many people all over the world are hearing the simple call to follow Jesus. What will they do? Matthew 9:37 Jesus said to his disciples, “The harvest is great, but the workers are few. 38 So pray to the Lord who is in charge of the harvest; ask him to send more workers into his fields.” [3] When we respond to God’s call, He sends us out in His perfect timing to build His Kingdom.

Are you willing to say, send me? Listen here:

[1-3] Tyndale House Publishers. (2015). Holy Bible: New Living Translation . Tyndale House Publishers.

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