JUST BE YOU – Part 3

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And I said, “Here am I.  Send me!”

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!!

It will be Mother’s Day in two days.  For all of you who are a mom or have a mom I wish you a beautiful day.  For all of you who yearn to be a mom but cannot or who’s mom has passed away, I wish for you a beautiful day.  For all of you who do not want to have a child of your own or who’s relationship with your own mother is strained or non-existent I wish for you a beautiful day.  Each of you deserves a beautiful day for the beautiful people you are!

This is a picture of me and my mom.  One of my favorites.  I have it in a frame on a shelf in my family room.  I often smile when I see that sassy little girl sitting on her mom’s lap. Then it makes me think about my own daughter’s who resemble that little girl in the picture.

I’m thankful to God that he loved me enough to create me.  I’m thankful to God that he loved me enough to place me in a home where I learned to be thoughtful, creative, and independent.  I’m thankful to God that he trusted me enough to place my children under my care.  I’m thankful to God that he made me for a purpose that only I can fulfill while I’m here on earth.

Each of us is unique and created by God.  We have talents and gifts bestowed on us that are perfect for exactly what we need to accomplish.  We were given to our parents and our children were given to us specifically because we needed each other and were created for each other.

On the eve of Mother’s Day weekend, I just wanted to remind you all that you are each unique and special and needed.  You are loved so deeply by God that he formed you and placed you here.  That is amazing to think about.  The love and devotion God has for us.

This is why I love the story of Isaiah’s commission in Isaiah chapter 6.  It descriptively tells about how Isaiah sees the Lord and accepts the work he will do.  He is the hands and feet of our Lord and he experiences the awesomeness of God giving that gift to him.

Then one of the seraphim flew to me with a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with tongs from the altar.  With it he touched my mouth and said, “See, this has touched your lips; your guilt is taken away and your sin atoned for.”

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!”

Remember that only you can do what you do.  Only you can be who you are.  You are a once in a lifetime person.  JUST BE YOU my friends!  Today please read Isaiah 6 and remember that God has commissioned you to be you. You will accomplish great things in his name!  Tell God today, “HERE I AM.  SEND ME!”

STUDY – Isaiah 6 – NIV
1In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord, high and exalted, seated on a throne; and the train of his robe filled the temple.  2Above him were seraphim, each with six wings: With two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they were flying. 3And they were calling to one another:
“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty;
the whole earth is full of his glory.”
4At the sound of their voices the doorposts and thresholds shook and the temple was filled with smoke.
5 “Woe to me!” I cried. “I am ruined! For I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips, and my eyes have seen the King, the Lord Almighty.”
6Then one of the seraphim flew to me with a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with tongs from the altar. 7With it he touched my mouth and said “See, this has touched your lips; your guilt is taken away and your sin atoned for.”
8Then 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!”
9He said, “Go and tell this people:
“ ‘Be ever hearing, but never understanding;
be ever seeing, but never perceiving.’
10Make the heart of this people calloused;
make their ears dull
and close their eyes.
Otherwise they might see with their eyes,
Hear with their hearts,
and turn and be healed.”
11Then I said, “For how long, Lord?”
And he answered:
“Until the cities lie ruined
and without inhabitant,
until the houses are left deserted
and the fields ruined and ravaged,
12until the Lord has sent everyone far away
and the land is utterly forsaken.
13And though a tenth remains in the land,
it will again be laid waste.
But as the terebinth and oak
leave stumps when they are cut down,
so the holy seed will be the stump in the land.”

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