Isaiah spoke about Jesus as if he knew him personally. Even though he wrote nearly 700 years before Jesus was born of Mary, the prophet spoke so intimately about Jesus’ life and death. While that’s incredible, what is stunning to me is what he prophetically wrote from the mind of Christ:
I love this image of Jesus being awakened morning by morning by his Father to be opened to the understanding of his will. Yes! That’s what I want, too. Note that it is Jehovah Adonai, the Sovereign Lord, who gives Jesus (and me and you) the words of wisdom so that he would know what to say to those who are weary and burdened (Matthew 11:28). Jesus said that everything he did and said came from the Father (John 5:19, 30; 6:38; 8:28, and others).
Like Jesus, you and I are in a divine-human partnership. God speaks to me, and I listen to him each morning and through the day. God provides the words and the wisdom and I allow him to speak through me to those who are weary, hurting, and needing God. He overflows his life from the vessel of my life into those he puts around me. I can’t do this without God. That won’t work. But God has ordained not to do his work without you and me!
It all starts morning by morning as he wake you and me up and opens our understanding to his will.
How did God wake you up this morning?
How is he opening you to understand and do his will today?