God, Do It Again!

Isaiah 64

Isaiah was a prophet of God who knew his history, he knew what God had done in the past, and he wanted him to do it again!  He was tired of things the way they were.  He admitted  the sinful nature of man.  He was longing to see something unusual.

What stands between the Christians that make up His local churches and the miracle-working power of God?  One thing is uncleanness.  In verse 6 we read, “But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.”  We all must realize that the very things that we do thinking they are good, are evil in God’s sight.

Another problem is unconcern.  Verse 7 states in part that no one is calling on God or is even excited about Him.  They seem to be more interested in their own life and are wrapped up in their own sin.  Most people get all worked up over a ball game or a political contest, but very few get stirred up over spiritual things.  No wonder God’s power is absent from our lives and churches!

Unyieldedness is a third barrier.  The song writer wrote, “thou are the potter, I am the clay,” based on verse 8 of our text.  Clay is worthless by itself, but in the hands of the potter, it can be valuable.  God must have His way before He will share His power.

Don’t be afraid to get stirred up.  It could be the beginning of great things in your life, family and ministry.  Why not pray like Isaiah did – Lord, do it again!