February 17, 2023

Friday – Prophets

Reading – Isaiah 19-21

Highlight Verse:

“the Lord told Isaiah son of Amoz, “Take off the burlap you have been wearing, and remove your sandals.” Isaiah did as he was told and walked around naked and barefoot.”

Isaiah 20:2 NLT

Yes, I admit that I chose this verse because it made me laugh.

If I were a prophet today and God told me to go around naked and barefoot would I do it? If I did, I’m sure I’d be arrested and forced to wear a jumpsuit or maybe one of those white jackets with the really long sleeves.

I don’t believe God would tell a prophet today to go around naked. That would be seriously inappropriate.

I do believe that God asks people to do radical things for Him.

I remember the story of a man who, while he was waiting for a plane, heard God tell him to stand on his hands. After he argued with God and himself, he did it. He was quickly approached by a man who told him that he was ready to reject God altogether, resorting to an ultimatum. He told God that he would believe in Him if He sent someone to stand on their head in the middle of that waiting area. The rest is history.

I’ve never had God ask me to stand on my head. But I have heard Him call me to start my own business so that I could attend Bible College. He also called me to commit to teaching the boys of the class of 2028 at church.

Perhaps you have more radical things God has called you to do.

What has God called you to do that is out of the ordinary?

Are you willing to follow God’s radical callings?

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