Thursday August 25, 2011
Being available for the Lord to use you sets in motion His giving direction for our lives. Seeing the Lord transforms our perspective of live and changes the direction that our desires would take us and directs us in the steps of the Lord. Once we are clean of unconfessed sin and communicate our availability, we hear His voice as Isaiah did when God said, “Go and tell this people, “Be ever hearing, but never understanding; be ever seeing, but never perceiving. Make the heart of this people calloused; make their ears dull and close their eyes. Otherwise they might see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their hearts, and turn and be healed.” (Isaiah 6:9-10).
God is telling Isaiah that there will be times when we go and do His work that times of rejection will occur. People who hear the message we have come to give will not listen or understand our words. They will at times see but never perceive what the Lord wants them to do. At times their hearts will be calloused and they will close their ears and eyes to the message that God gives us communicate. It is not God’s intent that people would close their hearts to his message, but they would open their eyes and hear with their ears, and understand with their hearts and be healed of their dysfunction. Isaiah needed to see and understand and be healed before he took the message to those who don’t see and don’t understand and aren’t healed.
On this journey, hearing’s God’s voice comes after we do our part in cleaning our lives of sin and being available to do whatever He asks us to do.