It’s Time for an Encounter

Our year consists of days filled with calendar events. These events are filled with memories.

Isaiah 6:1-8 (read)

Isaiah’s world was rocked when the news of King Uzziah’s death reached him. There was emptiness that he was forced to face. This indelible pain carried enough weight to perhaps mark this chapter in his life as a tough and tragic year. When something is taken from us, it can seem that all is loss. Where do we go from there? Is it possible to experience life even if you are overwhelmed by death? Can He be a Lilly in your valley? It’s easy to get mad because something good has been taken from you. It’s far too easy to never get pass our tragedies.


“In the year… I also” (Isaiah 6:1 NKJV)

Although the passing away of Uzziah was a great loss, He continues to share that in that same year he had an even greater encounter. Isaiah encountered the living God. God never wants to leave us in our misfortune. He came to bind up the broken hearted. (Isaiah 61:1-3) All the shattered pieces are gathered together to make a magnificent mosaic.

If you long for God to invade your fatal situation, then you must consider what Isaiah did when he encountered the Living God.



Isaiah has a vision that brings great insight. Isaiah pushes past the pain with a whole new perspective. He no longer sees the death of King Uzziah as a problem, because he is able to see the King of Glory.


Encounter the Living God and get God’s vision for your life this year.


Isaiah received 3 new perspectives. Pick your head up and stop looking at the problem.


1. Look Upward: “I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lifted up” verse 1

2. Look Inward: “Woe is me for I am undone! Because I am a man of unclean lips. Verse 5

3. Look Outward: – verse 8, 9 “Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us? Then I said, “Here am I! Send me”


Isn’t it time to encounter God and allow this to be the best and not the worst year of your life. Let me say, “Our best days are yet to come!”


The Proper Perspective,




Brighten Up!

Follow that star! God chose a bright star to illuminate the dark path of the men who  journeyed by faith to a place called Bethlehem. Of all the symbols, why would God use a star?

Matthew 2:1-3 (NKJV) “Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, saying, “Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the East and have come to worship Him. When Herod the king heard this he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him.”

The star came at a time in history when obscurity shadowed their hopeless hearts. Men and women wandered aimlessly through their personal darkness. Following the bright and the Morning star was better than tweeting any Hollywood entertainer, His star would brighten the path of all who would believe. (Numbers 24:17, Luke 1:78,79; John 1:1-5)