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Monday, January 16, 2012

My Utmost For His Highest : "The Voice Of The Nature Of God"

January 16, 2012

I heard the voice of the Lord saying, Whom shall I send?
Isaiah 6:8
When we speak of the call of God, we are apt to forget the most
important feature, viz., the nature of the One Who calls. There is
the call of the sea, the call of the mountains, the call of the great
ice barriers, but these calls are only heard by the few. The call is
the expression of the nature from which it comes, and we can only
record the call if the same nature is in us. The call of God is the
expression of God's nature, not of our nature. There are strands of
the call of God providentially at work for us which we recognize and
no one else does. It is the threading of God's voice to us in some
particular matter, and it is no use consulting anyone else about it.
We have to keep that profound relationship between our souls and God.
The call of God is not the echo of my nature; my affinities and
personal temperament are not considered. As long as I consider my
personal temperament and think about what I am fitted for, I shall
never hear the call of God. But when I am brought into relationship
with God, I am in the condition Isaiah was in. Isaiah's soul was so
attuned to God by the tremendous crisis he had gone through that he
recorded the call of God to his amazed soul. The majority of us have
no ear for anything but ourselves, we cannot hear a thing God says.
To be brought into the zone of the call of God is to be profoundly

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