Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Burning Bushes

Ok I know that when Moses came to the burning bush in Exodus 3 that this was a moment of facination and wonder for Moses. The burning bush is painted with Glory and it should be due to the fact that God was speaking from the bush.

I saw a new perspective this morning as I was reading in Exodus 3 and 4. It says that when Moses turned aside to see the burning bush that didn't burn up, God spoke his name. But I think about the bush that wouldn't burn up this time in the light that a fire that doesn't burn is ineffective.

Let me take a moment to explain. We often go on in our lives doing the same things we did before, because we are creatures of habit. Every day we make decisions with our finances, our time, our relationships simply based on habit. This generally will allow a lack in all those areas. I know because I have experienced the lack. I have felt like I am so lacking in my money, time, relationships and yet seem ineffective. I am on fire, but I am not burning anything.

What does this have to do with the burning bush? It is when we notice the burning bush (ineffectiveness in our habits and daily lives) that God begins to speak our names. He begins to speak to us about destiny and future and our place in it. He refocus' our attention from our habitual daily lives and it gives us strength to not only to not live in lack but to overflow. It's the answers we are asking quietly all the time that God begins to answer when we do not ignore our ineffectiveness and turn aside from mundane life to hear what God is saying about us.

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