We Speak to Nations

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The Old City

This morning as I was reading in Isaiah 6 I had to stop. I reached the point where Isaiah is calling out that he is an unclean man and has unclean lips.

5“Woe to me!” I cried. “I am ruined! For I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips, and my eyes have seen the King, the Lord Almighty.”

Then one of the seraphim flew to me with a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with tongs from the altar. With it he touched my mouth and said, “See, this has touched your lips; your guilt is taken away and your sin atoned for.”

Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”

And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”

I read this and two things happened, one a song popped into my head, the song is We Speak to Nations by Israel Houghton, and i thought to myself, Isaiah said he would go before God told him what he would be saying or any details of his mission.  He heard the Lord say who will go for us, and said I will.  To be willing to go wherever God says to go, that can be a little scary and nerve-wracking at times.

We Speak to Nations-Lyrics

Hear the sound
The sound of the nations calling
Hear the sound
The sound of the fatherless crying
Who will go for us
Who will shout to the corners
Of the earth
That Christ is King

CHORUS
We speak to nations
Be open
We speak to nations
Fall on your knees
We speak to nations
The kingdom is coming near to you
Oh we speak to strongholds
Be broken
Power of darkness
You have to flee
We speak to nations
The kingdom is coming near to you
We speak to you
Be free be free

Hear the sound
The sound of the nations worshipping
Hear the sound
Of sons and daughters singing
We will go for you
We will shout to the corners of the earth
That Christ is King

This past week I have been visiting the most amazing place ever, Panama City, Panama.  This is not my first trip here, I was here in September 2012 with a group from my church doing medical missions work.  However, when we returned home, a piece of me was left here because I felt that this place was where I needed to be.  As I spent time in prayer this became even more clear, that I would be returning here to stay for an indefinite time.  What does that mean, that means I do not know how long I will be here specifically but I do know how to stay until God sends me somewhere else.  Now will come the difficult part, planning to move here, and all the logistics that come with that. In my trip this week I have experienced far more of the city than I had previously.  I had my tour guide (Charlie one of the youth from the church) that took me to the old city, using the bus and walking and exploring.  I found several coffee shops (big bonus) and amazing coffee. I know that God is doing something here in Panama.  I know that the church that I attended here is going to see a harvest that they have never seen before and I can not wait to be helping alongside of them.

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