The Voice of the Nature of God

January 16th, 2013 by Dave Leave a reply »

I heard the voice of the Lord, saying: ’Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?’ —Isaiah 6:8

When we talk about the call of God, we often forget the most important thing, namely, the nature of Him who calls. There are many things calling each of us today. Some of these calls will be answered, and others will not even be heard. The call is the expression of the nature of the One who calls, and we can only recognize the call if that same nature is in us. The call of God is the expression of God’s nature, not ours. God providentially weaves the threads of His call through our lives, and only we can distinguish them. It is the threading of God’s voice directly to us over a certain concern, and it is useless to seek another person’s opinion of it. Our dealings over the call of God should be kept exclusively between ourselves and Him.

The call of God is not a reflection of my nature; my personal desires and temperament are of no consideration. As long as I dwell on my own qualities and traits and think about what I am suited for, I will never hear the call of God. But when God brings me into the right relationship with Himself, I will be in the same condition Isaiah was. Isaiah was so attuned to God, because of the great crisis he had just endured, that the call of God penetrated his soul. The majority of us cannot hear anything but ourselves. And we cannot hear anything God says. But to be brought to the place where we can hear the call of God is to be profoundly changed.

Journal DJR
Good Morning Lord,
Today we are reminded that your call is personal, customized to us, and we are the only ones who can hear it and it’s not the best idea to discuss it with others. That’s kind of opposite of what comes natural. But of course it makes sense when we remember that your ways are higher than our ways. It also makes sense that everyone’s call would be different because you are infinite and each person is a reflection of a different part of you. And at the same time, everyone’s call is in a way the same, because it is a reflection on You and your nature, which is Love. So today, help me find the call of your love in my path and follow it … wherever you lead. And also to remember the call(s) that I have heard over the last many years. I am seeing that now is the time for some of them, some that didn’t make sense or could get no traction when I first heard them, I see that now is the “God Time” for them.
Love is my nature and Time doesn’t limit me like it does humans. Remembering those two things will make it easier to discern my call. Those old callings that you didn’t understand when you first heard them, looking back now, were they not about Love?
Yes, totally.


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