Bible Society of South Africa

40 DAYS – Time with God – Day 1

Hearing God

by Noelene Curry

Bible text(s)

God Calls Isaiah to be a Prophet

1In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord. He was sitting on his throne, high and exalted, and his robe filled the whole Temple. 2Round him flaming creatures were standing, each of which had six wings. Each creature covered its face with two wings, and its body with two, and used the other two for flying. 3They were calling out to each other:

“Holy, holy, holy!

The LORD Almighty is holy!

His glory fills the world.”

4The sound of their voices made the foundation of the Temple shake, and the Temple itself was filled with smoke.

5I said, “There is no hope for me! I am doomed because every word that passes my lips is sinful, and I live among a people whose every word is sinful. And yet, with my own eyes, I have seen the King, the LORD Almighty!”

6Then one of the creatures flew down to me, carrying a burning coal that he had taken from the altar with a pair of tongs. 7He touched my lips with the burning coal and said, “This has touched your lips, and now your guilt is gone, and your sins are forgiven.”

8Then I heard the Lord say, “Whom shall I send? Who will be our messenger?”

I answered, “I will go! Send me!”

Isaiah 6:1-8GNBOpen in Bible reader

If we want to hear God’s voice speaking to us, we need to follow the example set by men and women of God. If we emulate Isaiah in our attitude and spiritual habits, we will start ‘hearing’ God speaking directly to us.

Author Oswald Chambers states, ‘God did not direct His call to Isaiah – Isaiah overheard God saying, ‘…who will go for Us?’ The call of God is not just for a select few but for everyone. Whether I hear God’s call or not depends on the condition of my ears, and exactly what I hear depends upon my spiritual attitude.’

Bible Society of South Africav.4.20.14
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