NOV. 9 – DAY 9
GREAT HARVEST 2027 PURPOSE:
PART III – INNER TRANSFORMATION
In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord, high and exalted, seated on a throne; and the train of his robe filled the temple. 2 Above him were seraphim, each with six wings: With two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they were flying. 3 And they were calling to one another:
“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty; the whole earth is full of his glory.”
4 At the sound of their voices the doorposts and thresholds shook and the temple was filled with smoke.
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.”
6 Then one of the seraphim flew to me with a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with tongs from the altar. 7 With it he touched my mouth and said, “See, this has touched your lips; your guilt is taken away and your sin atoned for.”
8 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!”
One of the main reasons for the attrition of workers is not knowledge, but unresolved personal or relational issues directly correlated to one’s subconscious patterns of thinking and ways of being. A key part of the Great Harvest is the wholistic training of Fellows in five areas of formation: cultural, personal, relational, spiritual, and vocational. It is through self-reflection and processing in community, that greater self-awareness—guided by the Holy Spirit—will lead to deeper transformation and integration of knowledge and experience.
In today’s scripture, we see Isaiah confronted by these 5 formations in his encounter with God:
Cultural: I live in a society that values sinful speaking.
Personal: Woe is me! I am a man of unclean lips.
Relational: King Uzziah just died.
Spiritual: I saw the Lord, holy and exalted. My eyes have seen the Lord God Almighty! Cleansed with flaming altar Stone: my guilt is taken away and sin forgiven.
Vocational: Send me!
In what ways is Isaiah’s experience of these formations a reflection of your own?
CITY SPOTLIGHT: CHONGSU – CHONGSU TOURIST DEVELOPMENT ZONE
Chongsu is a small city in North Pyongan Province on the Amnok (Yalu) River. It is home to ~190,000 people. Fun fact: Chongsu-Shanghekou Rail Bridge is one of four that connects directly to a city in China. Pray for the people of this city to be treated with dignity and respect.
Praying the Psalms: Psalm 73
Adore Yahweh for always being with you, especially during angsty, beastly moments. Worship God for His loving presence, patience, and understanding
Confess: As you reflect on these 5 points of formation with the Holy Spirit, note what comes up for you and how it impacts your life callings.
Thank God for His timely justice. Praise God for holding your hand firmly with tenderness and strengthening your heart.
Pray for the courage to honestly address biases, trauma, and family histories as individuals. Pray that as the fellow program takes shape, the biblical/spiritual, relational, and cultural aspects of the program will be addressed efficiently and effectively.
Praise: 나 지성소에 들어가네 (I Enter the Holy of Holies) – 라이프스프링 워십(Paul Wilber)
Encouragement: Come Alive by Lauren Daigel
Broken Vessels (Amazing Grace) by Hillsong
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Fast meal(s), daily coffee fix, technology, Netflix … whatever God places on your heart to fast and hunger more for Him. Pray during the fasted meal/activity time.