And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?”
Then I said, “Here am I! Send me.” (Isaiah 6:8) **********************************************
Waiting . . .
I am someone.
Am I the one?
Am I willing?
Will I hear
Will I say,
“Here am I!
And He said to them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; pray therefore the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest. (Luke 10:2)
We know the world needs the Lord. Where can we make a difference in our part of the world? The opportunities are many. We just need to look and listen: Our communities need the Lord. Our neighborhoods need the Lord. Our families need the Lord. You need the Lord. I need the Lord. Every single day and every moment in each day.
Opportunities to share Christ are waiting for each one of us. Some surprise us by their delivery right to us: A message from people we knew ten to twenty years ago and haven’t had any contact with since then—until now, reaching out. We may hesitate before deciding to open the messages, but if we do, we can see the possibility of sharing the Lord. Just a chance occurrence? I truly believe not. The Lord allows us to hear someone knocking. Do we have the ears to hear? It is our decision to open the door and walk into that person’s life once again. This is my testimony recently. I opened those doors, walked back in, saw a need for the Lord, prayed, and left the door wide open, continuing to connect, pray, and share the Lord.
Why do we hesitate to enter those doors that seem to have opportunities waiting behind them? Do we fear involvement, engagement, a personal cost?
Seek the Lord and His strength, seek His presence continually! (I Chronicles 16:11)
We won’t go alone when we seek to do His Will. We won’t be afraid, knowing His Presence is with us continually. We won’t be weak in the task when we lean on His strength to guide us and keep us strong. Yes, there will be involvement. Yes, there must be engagement. Yes, there is a personal cost. That is discipleship with Jesus.
Many doorknobs are waiting to be opened. People are knocking on the other side. Maybe faintly, wanting to be heard but fearful to be heard. Maybe aggressively, demanding to be heard in a way that seems the opposite of need and, yet, strongly suggests a need. Maybe just hoping someone will interpret the knock and open the door. Maybe not knocking at all but waiting for us to knock and ask to enter.
Maybe we know them. Maybe they are strangers. Maybe they are close to our heart.
Everyone is an opportunity placed before us.
Will we say-
“Here am I!
(Sharon G. Tate blog 08/25/19) teacherforjesus.com Meditations on God’s Word