From Self-Centered to Servant

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Isaiah Says

Isaiah 6:1-7

1 In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lofty; and the hem of his robe filled the temple. 2 Seraphs were in attendance above him; each had six wings: with two they covered their faces, and with two they covered their feet, and with two they flew. 3 And one called to another and said:

“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory.”

4 The pivots on the thresholds shook at the voices of those who called, and the house filled with smoke. 5 And I said: “Woe is me! I am lost, for I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips; yet my eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts!”

6 Then one of the seraphs flew to me, holding a live coal that had been taken from the altar with a pair of tongs. 7 The seraph touched my mouth with it and said: “Now that this has touched your lips, your guilt has departed and your sin is blotted out.”

Some Thoughts

How do self-centered, self-pleasing, self-dependent, self, self and more of self people become transformed into loving and serving persons?

At “rock bottom,” they meet the Lord in a very personal way. For Isiah it was the death of Isaiah. For many of my friends it was incarceration, loss of family, living under a bridge, or something other self-seeking and self-inflicted pain. For me I was simply lost, lonely and literally living in a fog.

Few people have a vision of heavenly creatures and the absolute holiness of God that Isaiah experienced. However, all of us meet a very personal God, who refuses to co-sign our self-centered and self-pleasing ways. We are drawn to a new life by God’s love and grace.

Guilt and regret is a very real part of nearly every person I have ever met. God has tremendous good news for our guilt. He says, “Your guilt has departed and your sin is blotted out.” Praise God.

Today’s Prayer

Dear God, I can’t thank you enough for your very nature and character. You love people like me and you are willing to have a personal relationship with me. I won’t play games with you. I confess my sins and receive your grace and life-changing presence. Please make me like Jesus, as I live with you. Thank you.

Your Turn

Please don’t stop until you know God as your personal, best friend. Keep meeting with him and let him give you the life you have always wanted. Thanks for leaving a comment for the readers of


  1. Oh, Father….fill me with You so there is no room for me. You are holy, holy, holy – all glory to you! Thank You, Lord for this description in Isaiah of seraphs praising You on Your throne….my earthly mind cannot fathom all of Your glory. More of You, Father – less of me. Amen

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