Enjoy Life, Enjoy God

Dale Patterson


September 20, 2010

Some people get the call. They're busy doing their thing, and God interrupts them and says, "I have a job for you."

Then I heard the voice of the Lord say, "Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?" And I said, "Here am I. Send me!"
-Isaiah 6:8 TNIV

 Isaiah heard the call. He knew he was unfit, yet God called him, which is usual. So Isaiah said, "Send me." But God goes on to tell Isaiah it's going to be a rough job. He's warned that the people are going to ask for Bible studies, and inspiring preaching, but they will yawn, and say, "This is boring," "It does nothing for me." To which God says, "Welcome to the ministry, and welcome to the people I love...people just like you."

Yet this is how God has ministered to and mixed it up with God's people from the beginning. "Isaiah, Thanks for heeding the call!"
Dale Patterson