Prayer: Week 3 - Devotion 1
“. . . Holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty . . . ” - Isaiah 6:3
What is your mental picture of God when you pray? It is so cool that we are allowed by God to know Him. After all, He didn’t have to make it that way. He could have chosen to stay distant. But He didn’t. We know God as Father because He allows us to. But while familiarity with God is a good thing, and God desires authenticity from us, it is also helpful to widen our picture of how “other” God is as well.
Read Isaiah 6:1-8. This passage of scripture is a vision the prophet Isaiah had where he got to take a peek into the actual throne room of God. It was in this intimate encounter with God where we get to see how big and mighty our God is. And what is cool is at the exact time where God’s actual presence causes fear and trembling, we see that God is still a relational God who longs to have humans partner with Him for the implementation of His Kingdom.
Take a moment and re-read this passage of scripture. We see immediately that our common view of God as a pal gets shattered. We see a huge throne, a robe (which represents royalty and power), seraphim covering their faces . . . all of this signifies how holy God is. In fact, every being in heaven is affirming this reality!
We can overlook it, but today is a good day to focus on just how awesome it is that God makes a way for us to know Him, personally, and lovingly. What a cool truth.
Think about this:
How does this picture of God change your normal understanding of who God is?
How does this picture of God help you say, “hallowed be your name?”
Where and to whom is God sending you today to be His representative?