“Therefore I [Micah] will lament and wail; I will go stripped and [virtually] naked; I will make a wailing like the jackals and a lamentation like the ostriches.” Micah 1:8 ->me: This verse today comes at a time where God is revealing to Micah the destruction He will bring to the idol worshiping and transgression ridden Israel. What I am moved by today is this reaction by Micah to God’s revelation -> He could have gone running down the streets screaming in people’s faces to snap out of it and repent. He could have stood on a street corner with a sandwich board preaching the punishment to come…but no…Micah wailed and was genuinely mournful for what God was preparing to do to his countrymen. He was essentially beside himself in sorrow. Isaiah did something similar in Isaiah 20:2-4 by taking the same posture Israel would have being walked away in captivity “naked and barefoot, with buttocks uncovered”. These men of God were listening to the Divine Nature inside of them and that is why they responded the way they did. Then I read this in Oswald Chambers – My Utmost for His Highest today – “The call of God is not a reflection of my nature; my personal desires and temperament are of no consideration. As long as I dwell on my own qualities and traits and think about what I am suited for, I will never hear the call of God. But when God brings me into the right relationship with Himself, I will become attuned to Him; allowing the call of God to penetrate my soul. The majority of us cannot hear anything but ourselves. And we cannot hear anything God says. But to be brought to the place where we can hear the call of God is to be profoundly changed.” Once again, God stitching together confirmations of direction for my continued walk and sanctification.