In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord…
I read something recently in “My Utmost for His Highest” by Oswald Chambers and as you read, I hope it’s just as much worth to you.
How often doesn’t God do it? He removes people and friends from our lives so that He can fill Himself in their place. The removal comes not by anyone’s request or plea, but rather as an act of rescue from our Saviour.
But ’tis here where we falter, fail and become disheartened. For we have placed our friend [person] in positions in our life which God should’ve controlled.
When this person ‘dies’ – when God kills their position in our lives, what is our reaction like? Illness and discouragement? Heartsick? Or can I raise my voice in thanks in echo of Isaiah’s, and say, “I saw the Lord”.
When is the last time you lost someone? Maybe not in death, but life’s paths tore you apart. Maybe you’re too stubborn and hard-headed to acknowledge your need of God and lift your face up to the Heavens.
Maybe you knew all along that that relationship was wrong, but you’re not willing to let go of the sharp-teethed emotions still clawing at your heart.
What I need is God’s surgical procedure – His use of external circumstances to bring about internal purification ~ Oswald Chambers
God didn’t beat about the bush about what kind of place and position He wishes to hold in our lives. As far as our priorities are concerned, and our thoughts, words, deeds and our every intention, God should be first, He should be second, and He should be third, until your life is continually face to face with God and you care not to take anything else into account.
Keep paying the price. God will see your willingness.