"For thou art an holy people unto the LORD thy God, and the LORD hath chosen thee to be a peculiar people unto himself, above all the nations that are upon the earth." ~ Deuteronomy14:2

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Pleasant Stone Devotional Meditation: March 3

"Then flew one of the seraphims unto me, having a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with the tongs from off the alter" ~ Isaiah 6:6
Perhaps you are asking why these particular verses are included in our collection of "red stones" which remind us of the love and the indwelling life of God. God has worked out this wonderful arrangement whereby He can come and live His holy life, right in us; but first we need some cleansing. He is a holy God, and we are a people of unclean lips. We have all "sinned and come short of the glory of God." We must be fit for Him to dwell in us before He can come in. Before we can experience His life within us, we must have our sins washed away. He has made this possible and he has the "seraphims" ready to keep us fit. Perhaps the "seraphim" God has ready to fly unto you right now doesn't look much like your idea of a seraphim. This messenger may look like your mother-in-law or your boss. But our God is a Redeemer and the "seraphim" will fly unto you with a live coal from off the alter, and God will do His part if we are willing to do ours. We are to receive the "seraphims" as they are. Perhaps the "live coal" is a stinging blast of criticism or a slap of lofty condescension. God is in it and we are to accept it from Him as a sign that He wants to change us so much right there on that point that nothing "unclean" will rise up within us no matter how many "saraphims" fly at us. The "seraphim" flying at you right now may look like that one person whom you just "can't take". Trust God's timing. See your need to be able to love --- even that particular "seraphim". For woe are we if we can't. We are simply "undone". Thank God for showing us this new need. All we need to come to him is --- need.
"Him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out..."

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