Our Call.

I strongly believe that this generation has a high calling on their lives, to something so much bigger and greater than ourselves.  We have been called to bold prayer and bold faith, to live the lives we've been given for the glory of the One who has saved us from ourselves: Jesus Christ.  I challenge you to meditate on the following Scriptures from Isaiah in the following sections...

Section 1: Read these verses out loud, more than once.  Memorize them.  This should be the cry of our hearts.  These words are what we are called to.

The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me,
because the LORD has anointed me 
to preach good news to the poor.
He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
to proclaim freedom for the captives
and release from darkness for the prisoners,
to proclaim the year of the LORD's favor
and the day of vengeance of our God,
to comfort all who mourn,
and provide for those who grieve in Zion-
to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes,
the oil of gladness instead of mourning,
and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair.

Section 2:  The following are the words that should be said of us.

They will called oaks of righteousness,
a planting of the LORD for the display of his splendor.
They will rebuild the ancient ruins
and restore the places long devastated;
they will renew the ruined cities
that have been devastated for generations...

Section 3: As you read these verses, recognize that they are the words of the Almighty Creator, our Holy and Sovereign God.

"For I, the LORD, love justice;
I hate robbery and wrong doing.
In my faithfulness I will reward my people
and make an everlasting covenant with them.
Their descendants will be known among the nations
and their offspring among the peoples.
All who see them will acknowledge
that they are a people the LORD has blessed."

Section 4:  Read these last verses, and may they be your daily motivation, your driving force.  Let these words be written on your hearts.

I delight greatly in the LORD;
my soul rejoices in my God.
For he has clothed me with garments of salvation
and arrayed me in a robe of his righteousness,
as a bridegroom adorns his head like a priest,
and as a bride adorns herself with jewels.
For as the soil makes the sprout come up 
and a garden causes seeds to grow,
so the Sovereign LORD will make righteousness
and praise spring up before all nations.

[Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11]