Monday, August 22, 2011

What's Blocking Your View?

In the year King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord. He was sitting on a lofty throne, and the train of his robe filled the Temple. Isaiah 6:1 (NLT)

The sixth chapter of Isaiah is a wonderful peak at the glory of God, and I am sure you've heard it preached time and time again. Let's take a moment to focus on just the first verse, and explore it a little bit. What I love about the Word of God is that He will give you a new revelation for the same passage of scripture every time you read it. The Word is truly alive and active.

Why did Isaiah see the Lord in the year King Uzziah died? King Uzziah must have been in the way! He must have been larger than life at the time, and had too much emphasis placed on himself and/or his kingship. Any time we place all of our attention on anything or anyone else, we lose sight of God. He is still there, but we allow smaller, less important things to block our view of His majesty and glory.

We get sidetracked with the cares of this world (i.e. jobs, houses, cars, education), when our primary focus should be on Christ, the solid rock. Matthew admonishes us to be kingdom minded, and everything else will fall into place (6:33). Those high places in our lives need to be brought down, so that we can see God's glory. God has not and will not change. He is still holy! His very nature demands our reverence, and our undivided attention. What in your life is keeping you from focusing on the everlasting God? What is blocking your view of God's throne, high and lifted up? It's time to evaluate and purge those things hindering your relationship with your heavenly father. Uzziah must die in order for you to see God!

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