A new year and a willing heart

Published 2:09 am Wednesday, January 12, 2005

By Staff
Harlan S. Morgan
Isaiah 6:1,8-In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple, Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Than said I, Here am I; send me.
2004 will be remembered in various ways…the death of Ronald Reagan, the devastating ravages of Hurricane Ivan, the tsunami in the Indian Ocean, the birth of a child, the joining of two people in marriage, the passing of a loved one. 2005 is yet to etch its events into our minds.
When Isaiah detailed the wonderful events of his vision of the Lord, he placed the setting in a certain year. "In the year that king Uzziah died." The events which Isaiah described filled his mind so vividly he had no difficulty remembering the specific time they occurred. In the year of 2005, great opportunity awaits for individuals to realize a tremendous spiritual awakening!
I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple. Isaiah's vision of the Lord provided such clarity he described it in detail. To Isaiah, God did not hide himself as a mysterious figure in eternity. He revealed Himself! Isaiah saw the Lord.
Matthew 7:7 promises, "Seek, and ye shall find." In 2005, God can reveal Himself to us individually…more than a figure on a cross or a picture on a wall. An undeniable experience with God can cause one to echo the words of the old gospel song, I was there when it happened, and I guess I oughta know!
Then said I, Here am I; send me. Christianity cannot be contained within the walls of a church. It must be worn like a garment and used to accomplish God's work. An experience with God will compel us to volunteer for duty! Here I am Lord, send me!
Harlan S. Morgan is the pastor of Atmore Apostolic Church.

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