When the Lord saw that [Moses] turned aside to see, God called to him out of the bush, “Moses, Moses!” And he said, “Here I am.” Then he said, “Do not come near; take your sandals off your feet, for the place on which you are standing is holy ground.”
Written by: James Rogers
I love the wildness of this story. This is the moment when God revealed himself to Moses. Here was a guy who had lost it all. He was on the run, guilty of murder, and he had a speech impediment. Moses was washed-up and insecure, but God was with Moses every step of the way. In this moment, when Moses had resigned himself to a quiet life as a shepherd, God breathed fire into Moses’ life. He would never be the same and, in the end, God would use this broken man to rescue His people out of a life of slavery in Egypt.
The very same God who met with Moses that day also wants to breath fire into our lives. What if we can’t see the burning bush right in front of us because we’re so busy? Could the ground we’re standing on right now be holy and we just can’t see it yet? It was in the moment when Moses stopped striving and was alone that God’s presence showed up and the call of God fell on Moses.Thought of the day: When will you stop running? When will you come to the end of what you think is important and turn to answer the call of God on your life? Like it or not, God is in this place and no matter where you’ve been, what you’ve done, or what’s been done to you, God is calling you to a life of service and a life of purpose in the Kingdom of God. How will you answer?
Prayer: Jesus, walking around my neighborhood, I see home after home after home, full of people who need You. Lord, would You make a way for me to reach my friends and neighbors with Your truth? Give me opportunities, help me to see the moments that You’ve established, give me wisdom and humility that I might be effective at helping people meet, know, and follow You. Bless my neighbors, bring revival in my neighborhood. In this place, may You be King and may I get to see Your glory on display as people find You and as lives are changed. Thank You for letting me be a part of Your rescue mission in this place. Amen!