I've been studying Isaiah this year. Here are a few of my latest thoughts:
My nature, mind and heart are all idol factories.
My views of God are within my realm of existence, that is, my needs, the needs of my family and friends, sometimes disaster victims and charitible causes, or even Christian causes like human trafficing or martyrs.
But God has called me to ponder His greatness, His creativity, His justice, His grace and compassion so I can fall on my face before Him saying, "Woe is me!" Then I rise up only in His strength and say, "Here am I. Send me."