40 Days of Discipline

40 Days of Discipline: Day 18 – Worship

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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.  Above 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.  And they were calling to one another: “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty; the whole earth is full of his glory.”  At the sound of their voices the doorposts and thresholds shook and the temple was filled with smoke.  “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.”  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! (Isaiah 6:1 – 8)

 

How does worship affect who we are?  Today’s passage captures a powerful and transformative worship gathering.  God is seen as He actually is – exalted, holy and altogether awesome!  The impact on Isaiah is profound in terms of his understanding of himself and his response to God.

Please prayerfully reflect on the Bible verses above.

 

Something to think about:

How does Isaiah’s experience in the passage above affect the way you relate to worship?

4 thoughts on “40 Days of Discipline: Day 18 – Worship

  1. It serves as a reminder of how God wants to engage with me. In worship I am reminded of His holiness and it highlights my sin and need for His forgiveness. In worship I see His compassion in forgiveness. In worship I experience the gratitude for His great love and desire to serve Him in obedience and service.

  2. Worship corrects our perspective! It is impossible to come into the presence of God without that happening, which as Isaiah demonstrates, is a process first of humbling, and second of empowering and motivating, in the direction of the Lord’s will. I have experienced this, and yet, not often enough, which speaks of my flesh, and of my will which allows my flesh to get in the way of true worship. Oh to live constantly in awe of who He is! How many times must I learn this lesson…

  3. Worship results in introspection, followed by humility, and then the desire to please my God.

  4. Isaiah’s experience reminds me of how I see God: highly exalted, holy, worthy of worship, omnipotent, forgiving and willing to use me to do his work wherever He wants me to, even when He recognizes my spiritual inadequacies. Like Isiaiah, God purifies me so that I can respond, “Here am I. Send me!”

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