Exodus 3: God speaks to Moses from a burning bush.
Lessons for Living Today:
When the impossible happens—God is trying to get our attention. Moses life began with an amazing rescue from the Nile and being adopted into the family of Pharaoh. He was in line for power in the land of Egypt. When circumstances changed, he fled for his life and spent time in the wilderness as a shepherd. But God hadn’t forgotten his purpose for Moses’ rescue from the alligators. Since God specializes in the impossible he spoke to Moses from a bush that was on fire but not burning.
The message God gave to Moses was not one he wanted to hear. “I’m sending you back to Pharaoh to bring my people out of Egypt.” Moses gave every excuse in the book trying to tell God “no, thank you.” But God is a very persuasive communicator. He laid out for Moses all he could expect from Pharaoh and how God would intervene on Moses behalf. He clearly let Moses know that “for such a time as this he had been rescued from the alligator’s jaws and was called by God to rescue his people.”
Had any bush-burning experiences lately? God works in many ways to call us to be His ambassadors into the lives of others. Don’t wait for the bush to burn before you. Let’s be specifically looking for impossible happenings that grab our attention. Use every opportunity to be God’s spokesperson in the situations he has placed us. God used Moses to deliver people from slavery. People are still in slavery today—slavery to many things–money, possessions, pleasure, and the list goes on and on. God is calling each of us to reach out to these in slavery and let God rescue them through the words and deeds of our lives. Are we available to God?
God’s Question: Are you available to follow My instructions?
God’s Promise: I only instruct those willing to listen.
My Prayer to God:
I praise You for opportunities to be Your ambassador.
I am sorry I am often too busy to listen to You.
Thank You for calling me to witness for You.
Help me offer myself in Your service.