“And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” Then I said, “Here am I! Send me.”  Isaiah 6:8  

       Whenever your life gets transformed, it always comes with a change to your lifestyle. Sometimes we want God to transform us, to give us “God-moments” - sudden moments of profound intimacy or power or emotion - so that we know he is there and that we matter to him. For most of us, transformation happens gradually over time. Sometimes it happens in dramatic gestures, but many times it can be slow and imperceptible.  

       Whatever form transformation takes place, it always reworks how we live. We cannot have transformation in our souls without having our lifestyles transformed as well. What happens on the inside must be reflected on the outside, otherwise it probably isn’t transformation at all. The problem for many of us is we want to experience God, but we don’t necessarily want him to change how we live.  

       When Isaiah had his transformation experience, he recognized his sinfulness before a holy God and by his grace, God took away his guilt and atoned for his sin. Isaiah was transformed in his soul. What sealed his transformation and made it real is what happened next. God asked “Who will I send?” and without even knowing what would be asked of him, Isaiah replied “Here am I! Send me.” No hesitation.

       When true transformation takes place, it doesn’t matter what God asks of us, we simply go. We simply say “yes, I’m here. I’ll go.”  

       God doesn’t just want us to experience him, he wants to transform us. Will you let him?

       我又聽見主的聲音說:「我可以差遣誰呢?誰肯為我們去呢?」我說:「我在這裡,請差遣我!」以賽亞書6:8  

       每當你的生命得着更新以後,生活的形式也總是隨着起了變化。有時,我們希望神給與我們一些「遇見神」的時刻,一些在情感﹑力量或者親密性上很深刻的突發時刻 – 好叫我們知道祂就在那裡並且祂很在乎我們。對於大多數人來說,生命的更新是隨著時間緩緩推進。有時會是戲劇性地發生,但往往都可能是慢慢的而且是難以察覺的。    

       不管是什麼形式的更新,我們的生活都總是會被改變。如果生活方式沒有變化,我們的靈魂深處就不可能有改變;有諸內就形諸外,否則就根本談不上更新。可是對於許多人來說,我們的問題是只想經歷神,但我們卻不一定想讓祂改變我們的生活。

        當以賽亞經歷過生命的更新後,他在聖潔的神面前認清到自己的罪污,但因著神的恩典,他的罪疚被挪走,過犯得赦免,以賽亞的靈魂深處都被更新了。接下來發生的事情就讓我們知道祂是徹底真正的改變過來;神問:「我可以差遣誰呢?」以賽亞在還未知道神要的是什麼時,他已然毫不猶豫地回答說:「我在這裡,請差遣我!」。  

        當生命真正被更新時,上帝對我們所要的並不重要,我們只管去,只管說:「是的,我在這裡,我去。」    

        神不僅希望我們經歷祂,祂還渴想我們生命得着更新,你願意被祂改變嗎?