SUMMARY: Come down
OVERVIEW: Isaiah calls on God to come down to defeat their enemies. Yet, he acknowledges that they, too, are guilty of sin and need his forgiveness.
BIG IDEA: When God appears, extraordinary things happen.
KEY VERSE: Isaiah 64:8 (Isaiah to God)
And yet, O Lord, you are our Father. We are the clay, and you are the potter. We all are formed by your hand.
IF GOD WROTE YOU A LETTER
I want you to know that I am eager to help you. I will always be available to provide for you. I am your heavenly father and you can count on me. But I’ve got to ask you some questions. Do you want my help? Do you believe you really need me? Are you willing to submit to my authority and surrender your life to me?
I want you to experience life fully surrendered to me. I want you to allow me to mold and shape you so that you can be used in greater ways than you ever imagined. Don’t settle for your current form. I have more for you. But stop trying to make improvements on your own. Your discipline and hard work is commendable. It shows you care. But don’t fight me. Use that same determined spirit to listen to me and to follow my leadership. I will lead you today. Will you follow me?
Submit to God and do things his way. In prayer, commit to God that you will be soft, moldable clay and allow him to mold you and shape you. Throughout the day, silently pray, “Mold me and shape me, God. I am your servant.”