Purged Before Positioned
After studying in the book of Isaiah tonight, my heart is wrecked by the revelation of who God is and what He does through His chosen ones. A surrendered heart catches the eye of God. A desire for purity is an invitation for His fire. A true hunger for His heart promises His intimacy. A life of abandonment declares an enlistment into His army. We now can live for so much more.
Isaiah was never the same after his encounter with the angel who purged his lips with a hot coal, teaching us that the only mouth worthy of speaking for God is the one cleansed by God. Isaiah 6 paints the perfect portrait of a great commission being revealed to a great Prophet.
Something inside of Isaiah dramatically desired more and His soul finally recognized that position. “Send me!” he volunteered. And so God sent him. And so Isaiah preached. He preached with the passion and the fury of a man who’d seen his life pass before his eyes. For he actually had. He preached with the passion and fury of a man sent by God. For he was.
He preached with the passion and fury of a man who longed to join the angels and spend eternity singing, “HOLY, HOLY, HOLY" at the top of his lungs.
Something tells me that’s what he is doing right now.
Father God, in the name of Jesus I ask of You to set our hearts on FIRE for the deeper things of You! We acknowledge that only wood, hay, and stubble shall burn up in the fire, but you have made us to stand the flames like gold! We will come out purified, refined, and set on fire for Your Kingdom! I ask You to install in each and every one of us, a passion that was found in Your prophet Isaiah. Let us boldly love You with all reverence and all diligence so others can begin to understand and crave the fear of the Lord. Let us not boast in our visions, dreams, or words spoken from Your mouth into our hearts, but let us cry out for MORE of You and less of ourselves.
I ask you Lord, give us a heart transplant to better suit Your will for each and every one of our lives! Only You, oh Lord, know what we need and only You can provide us with the things that please Your Heart! We acknowledge that Your purpose will stand against ALL earthly forces, and we come to You with a grateful heart in expectancy for all that You desire to be on earth as it already is in Heaven! For we know that we all have wandered away like sheep; each of us has gone our own way. But You, oh Sovereign Lord, YOU sent Your only Son to punishment for all the evil we have done! We thank You for showing Your love in such an extravagant way! You have allowed us to see the flames of love that burn in Your eyes! We thank You and stand in awe of You! We thank You for Jesus! Ignite our hearts, Oh Lord, to have a life changing encounter with You, even now in this very moment! Cleanse our tongue from ALL evil, and purify our words so we can be considered worthy to speak for You, God Most High!
We prophetically call forth all of your blessings, for we know that You are not a man that You should lie! You are constant, faithful, and True! Your Word shall always remain in our hearts! We thank You Lord for who YOU ARE and what You do for us! In Jesus name we pray, Amen!
Amy Basel Ministries 2014