Turning Aside To See.

Sometimes we become so focused on the path in front of us that we forget who we are following. Sometimes we get so busy we drive ourselves into a rut.

Moses was happy keeping his Father-In-Laws sheep; he was used to it, he was secure, things were quiet, but he’d forgotten who his God was: a God of BIG adventures.

In exodus 3: 1-12 God gets Moses’ attention and reminds him that he is not a mundain God and his people will no longer be a trapped in a rut, mundain people! But Moses didn’t feel qualified for such an adventure and he was afraid of leaving behind the comfort of the rut, but he’d come to see that it was a rut and who can stay comfortable being stuck?

We should never let ourselves become stuck in a mundain existance, we should never let ourselves get trapped in fear or even just a simple state we call, “comfortable”. We need to get out of our comfort zone!

Our God is a big God and that makes us a big people. Our God is an abundant God and that makes us an abundant people. Our God is a purposeful God and that makes us a purposeful people. Dont forget that when you serve an adventurous God that you are an adventurous person!

Exodus 3:2-4, “The Angel of The Lord appeared to him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush; and he looked, and behold, the bush burned with fire, yet was not consumed. And Moses said, ‘I will now turn aside and see this great sight, why the bush is not burned’. And when The Lord saw that he turned aside to see, God called to him out of the midst of the bush and said, ‘Moses, Moses!’ And he said, ‘Here I am’.

 

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4 thoughts on “Turning Aside To See.

  1. out of the midst of a bush-the wild acacia or thorn, with which that desert abounds, and which is generally dry and brittle, so much so, that at certain seasons, a spark might kindle a district far and wide into a blaze. A fire, therefore, being in the midst of such a desert bush was a “great sight.” It is generally supposed to have been emblematic of the Israelites’ condition in Egypt-oppressed by a grinding servitude and a bloody persecution, and yet, in spite of the cruel policy that was bent on annihilating them, they continued as numerous and thriving as ever. The reason was “God was in the midst of them.” The symbol may also represent the present state of the Jews, as well as of the Church generally in the world.

  2. There the angel of the Lord appeared in flames of fire within a bush. Moses noticed that although the bush was on fire, it was not consumed by the fire. Deciding to take a closer look at the strange phenomenon, Moses made his way toward the burning bush. When God saw Moses approaching the bush, he called to Moses from within the bush and told him to come no closer. God instructed Moses to take off his sandals because Moses was standing on holy ground. Then God introduced himself to Moses, naming himself the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. At this introduction, Moses hid his face, afraid to look at God.

    1. In the old testament people had a reason to be afraid of God, but if we are born again and made righteous through Jesus Christ we have no more reason to be afraid of His holiness or His wrath because we have been forgiven. We can “Come boldly to the throne of the Lord” because of His saving Grace! 🙂

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