‘The Lord appeared to him in a flame of fire from the midst of a bush.’ Exodus 3:2 NKJV
Moses lived on the backside of the desert for four decades: that’s over 21 million minutes! His life was defined by monotony until he had an epiphany. On a day that started out like the 14,600 days before, Moses spotted a burning bush out of the corner of his eye. Then he heard a voice from out of the bush calling his name. Sometimes God will surprise you! A burning bush is about as absurd as a talking donkey. Oh, wait, God did that too! One of the dangers inherent in walking with God for a long time is thinking that you’ve got Him figured out. We try to put Him in a box, but there’s no box big enough to contain Him. He says: ‘My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways, says the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.’ (Isaiah 55:8–9 NKJV) Instead of drifting through life aimlessly and letting all your days run together, you need to get up each morning and pray: ‘Father, thank You for this new day. Give me fresh insights in Your Word that reveal new aspects of Your character so that I might do Your will and glorify You.’ Become more alert and aware; don’t miss what God has for you. Do what Moses did: ‘“This is amazing,” Moses said to himself, “Why isn’t that bush burning up? I must go and see it.”’ (Exodus 3:3 NLT) Today, try to ‘see’ what God is doing in your life!
SoulFood: 1 Cor 7–9, Lk 24:1–12, Ps 91, Prov 25:9–12
The Word for Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB International Copyright 2023