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!”
Isaiah 6:8

Many of us hear The Voice of The Lord saying, “Whom shall I send.? And who will go for Me?”

And we answer, “Sorry, Lord, I can’t go. You know I’m too busy, too old, too tired, too sick, too poor” and any number of other reasons.

We might agree to pray for people to go. We might even contribute money toward someone else going. And we often are satisfied with that. We say we did what we could.

But have we? God’s call is personal. And His Power is revealed in our weakness. All He needs is a surrendered life.

Charlotte Elliott of Brighton, England (1789–1871) was either born, or in early life had become, an invalid. Her life was a testimony to patient endurance in suffering, not only physical, but also emotional and spiritual.

She was distressed by her inability to serve. However, The Lord gave her the gift of writing. So she wrote from her bed of suffering.

During a particularly difficult time, she wrote the hymn, “Just As I Am.” She had no idea it would ever become popular. In fact, when she died, she did not know that her simple hymn of surrender would be sung over and over again for many years to come.

It was the invitational hymn at every Billy Graham crusade. Thousands of people surrendered their lives to The Great I AM (The Name God called Himself.).

When we say “just as I am, I come,” God says, “I AM and I have come. Now let’s do what I am calling you to do.”

Take a few moments and hear His Call to you. Ask Him to reveal what He wants you to do now, not next week, not next year, but now.

Here is the link to a group, who could have said, “We are a choir. It’s too bad we could not get together and sing during a pandemic. But they heard God’s Call and they each said, “Here I am, Lord. Send me.”

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Follower of Jesus, Seeker of Truth, Commentator on Life, Light Bearer, Water Carrier, one of God's Creations still under construction

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