“There the angel of the Lord appeared to him in flames of fire from within a bush. Moses saw that though the bush was on fire it did not burn up. So Moses thought, “I will go over and see this strange sight—why the bush does not burn up.” Exodus 3:2-3
God used burning bushes to send His message to Moses. Moses didn’t have a phone with notifications to alert him to new texts. But he did have a burning bush that wasn’t actually burning to get his attention. The burning bush for Moses is significant because it shows, God can reach us wherever we are. Not only does He know how to find us, He knows how to communicate with each of us in a way that is personal to us. One way God communicates with us is through our own burning bushes.
God used the burning bush in Moses life to liberate the Israelite’s from slavery. God used the burning bush in my life to draw me closer to Him. I was working for a company in a miserable job I hated. I felt that there was no way out. I had to accept the working conditions that I was enduring. I had bills to pay. As I spoke to a trusted Christ following friend, she reminded me, God was my provider, not the company. Still I wavered, until God gave me a “burning bush moment.” It was at the end of the meeting, new conditions had been added to my job responsibilities. I didn’t know how I could possibly do even more, but I was willing. Then it happened. I felt like I was watching a jumbotron at a sporting event as I saw the words, “Trust in me,” roll across my mind. I knew it was a message from God. I didn’t hesitate, I immediately gave my two weeks notice. When God talks, get ready to walk.
When God talks, get ready to walk.
God did provide. Over the next months He led me to a job that I loved and worked for the next 16 years. Not one of my bills went unpaid, He provided every step of the way. The journey wasn’t always easy, but knowing I was following Him, made it all worthwhile. My burning bush moment was a jumbotron at the end of a meeting. For many people, their first burning bush moment is when they realize their need for Jesus. That moment when you realize, without Him, you can’t go on. You need His love and mercy, His grace and peace. And you can have it, simply say, “God, I’m a sinner in need of grace. Help me.” Ten words that will start you on an adventure like you can’t imagine. God uses burning bush moments in our lives to communicate to us.
Question of the Day:
What burning bush moment has God used in your life?
Further Reading: Exodus 2:11-3:22 NIV, Matthew 17:10-27 NIV, Psalm 22:1-18 NIV,