We just finished up some very good revival services. I needed those services. A friend of mine recently posted about not getting enough "meat". That's what I feel like. Now don't get me wrong, the messages I hear are good, but they aren't really convicting. I feel like they are more of a Bible study than preaching. I usually don't hear anything said against sinned. The revival services did touch on being a better Christian and getting the good for nothing, rotten, dirty sin out of our lives.One message that really spoke to me was about the mouth.
Then said I, Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for mine eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts.
Isaiah was used greatly of God. He recognized the HOLINESS of God, not just His love, mercy, and grace. We serve a HOLY God, and that should make us realize how unworthy and unholy we are. So often, the sins of our mouths keep up from getting answered prayer or growth in our walk with God.
How do you speak to others? Kindly, with love and compassion? Or do you always have a smart remark or biting words? We are to edify each other, not beat down. This is an area in my life that needs work. Working with children has made me realize this even more. My unclean lips get me nowhere.
Later in Isaiah 6, Isaiah is willing to serve God, to go where He wants him to go. He didn't want to be "on the shelf", so to speak, he wanted to be used. Are you willing to offer up your life for service to God?