In 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:One of the greatest revelations of my life came from reading these verses. July 13, 2017, I attended our church's camp. During that time, I was reminded of this incredible passage of Scripture from my worship pastor, Pastor Jai. When she read it, something stood out to me that I never caught before, and it was the name of the king, Uzziah. Intrigued, I looked up what "Uzziah" meant in the Hebrew (the language of the Old Testament), and it translates to "Yah is my strength." "Yah" translates to "Yahweh," which means God.
“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.” Isaiah 6:1-7
With this in mind, God showed me that when strength is dead, we can still encounter the Lord. There are so many situations in this life that can really sidetrack us, and make us think we don't have the strength to get overcome it. We allow the enemy to place a spirit of fear and doubt in our mind, and so many times, we stay there.
Can I just say that no matter how much of our strength is gone, or even if there's none left, you can still encounter the presence of the Lord.
Three questions to ponder:
- Are you ruined? Are you tired of the life you've been living; a life that's been draining all of your strength from you?
- Are you honest? Was the question above really true?
- Are you willing? God is looking for someone to send. Is that "someone" you?