You Want Me? Isaiah: I Am Not Worthy! Can you image with me for a moment what the prophet Isaiah was experiencing. He was beholding the wonder, beauty and excellence of the Lord. He was seeing the glory of God before his very eyes.
When Isaiah experienced the presence of the Lord, he quickly took inventory of himself. He said, I am unworthy! I am unclean and I am amongst a nation of unclean people. He acknowledge against the glory of God, there was none righteous. He said "Woe to me, I am ruined!" What an acknowledgement.
This was not a false "woe is me" but a true cry out of acknowledging what he looked like in the sight of God. We are quick to think highly of ourselves, yet if we looked at ourselves against the back drop of a holy God we too would say, Lord, I am unworthy!
Yet, look at what God did. The angel took a hot coal and placed it upon his lips and purged his sins. That hot coal came from the altar. In otherwords, it was an example of the holy fire of God that will burn off the sins in our lives. That hot coal became the example of the cleansing that took place in Isaiah. What makes you and I worthy to stand for God is the work of the Holy Spirit that purges all the impurities from our lives. The Holy Spirit with fire and power changes us.
When Isaiah was cleansed, the question then came, who will go for me? The answer came quickly, send me. Do you know we can give a quick response to the Lord to send us when we allow his Holy Spirit to have total control in our lives? When the power and the cleansing fire takes over in our lives, we become worthy for the journey. Not because we say so, but because of what God makes so.
I pray for us today that we allow first ourselves to be submissive and acknowledge who we are before a holy God. Then when we do, let God have total access to us so that he can send us on the mission that he has just for us.