Day 17 - Personal Devotional

I saw the Lord. He was sitting on a lofty throne, and the train of his robe filled the Temple. … [Mighty seraphim] were calling out to each other, “Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of Heaven’s Armies! The whole earth is filled with his glory!” Isaiah 6:1 & 3

Take a step back for a minute, and consider the magnitude, holiness, and love of our God. Scripture says that Isaiah was so overwhelmed by the holiness of God that all he could see was the weight of his sin and the gravity of his unclean heart. “I’m as good as dead,” he told himself. Yet, in this moment of coming face to face with the presence of God, Isaiah also encountered His amazing grace. An angel of the LORD touched his lips and declared, “Look. Gone is your guilt, your sins wiped out completely.” Then, a laser-focused Isaiah raised his hand … humbled, strengthened, and ready … and said, “Here I am. Send me.”

As you pray today, let the magnitude and holiness of God cover you. Let His grace heal and release you. And let His perfect love empower you. God is stirring your heart because He’s called you to a life of powerful purpose. It’s time to step out … in your prayers, in your relationships and work, in renewing your mind and activating your faith …  and to know that God sees you, hears you, and will use you for His glory.

A good prayer to pray today:

God, more than anything, I want to put up my hand and say, “Here I am. Send me,” whether that means sending me more deeply into the trenches of prayer, more brightly as a light to my family and neighbours, or more faithfully in service to others. I know that first, I need to acknowledge your greatness and receive your beautiful grace. I know that you alone are my portion and strength. Thank you that you have chosen me. And because of you, I have purpose and hope that will change my world. Amen.

Mitch Rutledge