Reflections: The prophet Isaiah became agonizingly aware of God’s need for a messenger to the people of Israel, and, despite his own sense of inadequacy, he offered himself for God’s service, when he said “Here am I! Send me.” He challenged people to stop pointing fingers, to stop malicious talk, to care for the hungry and oppressed. And he shared that if this is done, then the Lord will guide, and will satisfy your needs, and will give strength. This is a spiritual principle. When you refresh others, you will be refreshed. Psalm 103 tells us to “forget not his benefits”; think about times when you’ve helped someone. How did it make you feel? Does it motivate you to help others?
Prayers: Father God teach us to speak out for you like the prophet Isaiah did. Give us the right words to say and help us to bless others with our actions as well. In Jesus’ name, Amen.