My Utmost For His Highest Jan 14 “Called By God” by Oswald Chambers
“I heard the voice of the Lord, saying: “Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?” Then I said, “Here am I! Send me.” —Isaiah 6:8 God did not direct His call to Isaiah— Isaiah overheard God saying, “…who will go for Us?” The call of God is not just for a select few but for everyone…”
God used this simple daily devotional to align Jay & Julia’s hearts over the call of God for all Christians to “go.” At that time Jay was serving as a Student Pastor in Charlotte, North Carolina and Julia was caring for 5 children while working once a week in Cardio Thoracic surgery as a Physician Assistant.
Jay & Julia then joined the mission SIM following God’s calling to Thailand. During the preparation their consistent prayer was to give a clear vision of church planting in Thailand. God answered this prayer through a missionary training school in Clarkston, Georgia called Global Frontier Missions. During the training, Jay & Julia were convinced that church planting movements were the way God had reached the world with the Gospel and the only way the task will be completed. It became the daily prayer for Thailand- that God would ignite a movement of reproducing disciples and churches that are empowered by the Holy Spirit and lead by simple, reproducing obedience to Christ.
Jay & Julia arrived in Thailand in July of 2018 with their 6 children: Carson, Mason, Ruth, Lucy Mae, Hazel, and Titus. They began by studying the Thai culture and language in the central Thai province of Lopburi and then moving to the southern province of Nakhon Si Thammarat in July of 2019 to join the OMF South Thailand Team.
Jay & Julia ask you to pray Luke 10:2 daily with them for Thailand. “And he said to them, ‘The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.’”