In the year King Uzziah died, Isaiah saw the Lord.
Isaiah was unable to see the Lord before because someone else had his attention While King Uzziah was alive Isaiah was unable to see God all he saw was Uzziah, the earthly King he couldn't see the King of Kings.He allowed everything around him to hinder his vision of God, when the hindrances were removed Isaiah could see himself in comparison to a great and holy God. A man that was sinful a man with unclean lips, he never recognized that aspect of himself before.
It is only as we have an encounter with the Lord can we truly see ourselves, that we are as filthy rags. As Isaiah was able to recognize his sinfulness he became aware that he was without power and felt inadequate to do anything without God. So he submitted himself to God and allowed God to take control. As Isaiah was cleansed, God was able to commission him to go forth to be his messenger. Allowing God to purify us may be painful but we must be purified in order that we can truly represent God, who is pure and holy
So the question today is, which king is reigning on your throne? What is holding you back from seeing God as He is? Is it your friends, money, family, job or fear ? This king in your life needs to die, lay it on the altar of sacrifice. Our daily struggles and pressures of this life narrow our view of God, but we need to see God the way Isaiah saw him high and lifted up
Whatever has your attention and is causing you not to see God in his power and holiness, you need to remove it from the throne today.
Today is your day for change, you can't serve both God and mammon, someone will be neglected. If the truth be known Jesus is the one most times that gets the back seat.
Which ever king is there he is taking up God's place, remove it and put Jesus back on the throne and see your life begin to change. If your are going to be about the Father's business, to tell what He has spoken unto you, Its time to put things in order. When Jesus is on the throne of your heart your life will be controlled by Him.
The Word of God is living and active. If you confess the Word of God over your heart and life, it will not return void. We encourage you to meditate on these confessions.
And I have put my words in thy mouth, and I have covered thee in the shadow of mine hand, that I may plant the heavens, and lay the foundations of the earth, and say unto Zion, Thou art my people. (Isaiah 51:16)
The Lord has put His words in my mouth therefore I shall be his mouthpiece, and because He covers me I shall not be afraid to speak.
- A Christian who loves to write about christian living, natural health and self improvement. I pray daily that the love and grace of God will be poured out through my life to others. I remind myself daily that whether or not I have "witnessed" I am still a witness in everything I do.