Isaiah 6:5 & 7 NIV 2011
“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.”
With it he touched my mouth and said, “See, this has touched your lips; your guilt is taken away and your sin atoned for.”
The Lord commissioned Isaiah in 740 BC, the year King Uzziah died. He saw God in all His glory, vv1-4. He recognized his sinful nature was like the Israelites and many of God’s people. In Luke 5:8b, Peter said to Jesus, “Go away from me, Lord; I am a sinful man!” Isaiah knew anyone who saw the Lord expected to die. Exodus 33:20, “But,” he said, “you cannot see my face, for no one may see me and live.” A hot coal cleansed Isaiah. God calls and cleanses His chosen.
Sitting at the airport this morning, crazy thoughts of my sinful youth ran through my mind. Caught off guard, I immediately knew who was the perpetrator of those thoughts. I smiled and reminded Satan, “you may know my past but I know your future.” A friend shared these words a few years ago and I’ve used them on more than one occasion. I’m far from perfect and completely unable to write alone. Prayerfully, I ask for God’s guidance. He cleansed and called me to write.
Why does He call us?
Cleansed and ready daily,