Devotional—The Struggle of Sanctification—Sonya Johnson
Holy, Holy, Holy [Lord Send Me!]
The ministry of Bishop Dale Bronner reveals the manifestation of God’s power. At the age of 14, he started a Bible study in his home from 1976-1989 and the Praise the Lord Club at his school when he was 15. Woffamily.org/about-us
Most parents and those who exhibited rebellious behaviors can agree that the teenage stage is a tumultuous one. Yet God used a teenager to begin Bible study and witness to his peers by starting a Christian club. For 14 years, he was diligent in teaching others about the saving power of Jesus Christ. God rewarded his faithfulness by blessing him with a thriving ministry currently serving thousands of individuals in church and online.
God Uses Ordinary People to Complete His Work
In Israel’s great spiritual apostasy, the prophet Isaiah was given a vision in which the Holy of Holies was revealed to him (chapter 6). “Above it stood seraphim; each one had six wings: with two he covered his face, with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew. And one cried to another and said: ‘Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts; The whole earth is full of His glory!’” (Isaiah 6:2-3).
As Isaiah watched the seraphim reverently worship God, he cried out, “Woe is me, for I am undone! Because I am a man of unclean lips… (Isaiah 6:5)
Then one of the seraphim flew to me, having in his hand a live coal which he had taken with the tongs from the altar and he touched my mouth with it, and said: Behold, this has touched your lips; Your iniquity is taken away, And your sin purged.” (Isaiah 6:6-7)
“Then 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)
God is aware that we have deceitful and desperately wicked hearts (Jeremiah 17:9). Hence the reason for the sacrificial offering of His Son, Jesus Christ. With intentional surrender, humility, and reverence, we can boldly approach the throne of God. Yes, the Holiness of God surpasses the comprehension of the human mind. Even so, as God called Isaiah, we are also given a spiritual assignment that we must pursue every day with diligence. Prayerfully, we offer ourselves as a living sacrifice by wholeheartedly giving our lives as one of service to God.
Our Great Commission is to witness the Gospel of Jesus Christ to a dying world. Commit yourself to God: “Here I am Lord, send me!” and the Holy Spirit will provide you with spiritual direction.
Prayer: God, we humbly offer ourselves as a living sacrifice. Please reveal our spiritual assignment. In Jesus’ name, Amen.