Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Thought of the Day !!

One day Moses was tending the flock of his father-in-law, Jethro, the priest of Midian. He led the flock far into the wilderness and came to Sinai, the mountain of God. There the angel of the LORD appeared to him in a blazing fire from the middle of a bush. Moses stared in amazement. Though the bush was engulfed in flames, it didn't burn up.
                                        Exodus 3:1-2 (NLT)

In sermons I will often refer to a "Burning Bush Moment", meaning a significant way in which God will get our attention.  In doing so I draw upon how we would know it was God speaking to us because it would be be some spectacular event like a bush speaking to us.  Things like this just don't happen every day.

Of course there's another way to look at this event that happened to Moses, other than how it was an eye-opening and mouth-dropping event.  It's that God used something ordinary to be His way of getting Moses' attention.  Though it was a bush on fire that would not burn down, it was still only a bush, and for that matter only fire.  

My point?  It's that these are two ordinary things that a person of Moses' day would see every day.  Bushes were scattered around here and there.  And fires were made and used to cook with and keep warm.  These are not extra ordinary things by themselves.  Even a bush being on fire might not be too out of the ordinary.  But what makes this a special burning bush is that God uses it to get Moses' attention.

I believe that God is using ordinary things to try to get our attention as well.  They may not be as dramatic as us hearing God speak our name from them.  But He uses them all the same.  Today as you go about your day, seek how God might be trying to get your attention using ordinary objects or ordinary events.  Allow yourself to be a God-seeker, and just maybe He'll speak to you through your own "burning bush".

In the love of Christ,


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