Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Here am I. Send me!

I love this passage...Isaiah 6:1-8

In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord seated on a throne, high and exalted, and the train of his robe filled the temple. Above him were seraphs, each with six wings: With two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they were flying. And they were calling to one another: "Holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty; the whole earth is full of his glory." At the sound of their voices the doorposts and thresholds shook and the temple was filled with smoke. "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." Then one of the seraphs flew to me with a live coal in his hand which he had taken with tongs from the altar. With it he touched my mouth and said, "See, this has touched your lips; your guilt is taken away and your sin atoned for." 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!"

Tonight I was reading a long (12 page) testimony of Deke and Erryn's time in Africa last summer. It is an incredible story of the power of God and His unfailing love. It's amazing how we never tire of hearing about the workings of God's hands. I was in tears several times as I saw how God had orchestrated this entire trip and how He accomplished His purposes through willing and obedient people. Lives were changed for eternity!
God began creating a fire of enthusiasm within me. He has stirred my heart for His people. I am filled with awe, with joy, and with a longing to be sent and to be used by God. I am excited at the thought of what God has instore for us to accomplish while in Uganda. I have already known this, but tonight I have been brought to another level of understanding...this is not just about bringing home two children from Africa. God has such a bigger picture of what He wants accomplished. God renewed my perspective of how I will be spending my time in Uganda. Although 2 weeks to a month is a relatively short time, God can use that time to change lives for eternity. I want to be available. I want to be ready. I want God to choose me, to send me, to use me to the fullest. So Lord here I am, send me!