In this morning’s devotion, I read Romans 8:18-9:33 and then saw that I had previously marked chapter 10 verse 14-15. These last two verses were about missions convictions. It says,
How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the One of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can anyone preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!”
This passage is making us use our logic. We, as Christians, want to see the whole world get saved. We have dreams and visions of serving God in a ‘big way.’ What do we do about it? If we sit back and think the next one can go, they’ll think the same thing, and the hundreds after that too. Until someone changed the tide, nobody will see a change in the wicked world we live in. They say you only need 13% of a community to change the direction in which it was heading – and we’re still struggling to find 13%!
Isaiah also had the call to go preach to the nations. He was not directly asked, rather, he sort of ‘over heard’ God ‘speaking among themselves (the trinity) and answered it out of willingness.
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!” He said, “Go and tell this people…”
Isaiah answered his call. Are you answering yours?