The Burning Bush is a blog that publishes God stories…stories about God relating to ordinary people in extraordinary ways…His ways.
When God called Moses to lead the people of Israel to the promised land, He got his attention by talking to him out of a burning bush. Moses was standing on holy ground. God was telling Moses to do the most important thing Moses had ever been told to do. He told Moses, “You must lead my people Israel out of Egypt.” (Exodus 3:10b)
Moses had been prepared by God. Everything he experienced in his life previously was preparation for this task to lead the people of Israel out of Egypt into the promised land. Moses had spent forty years in Egypt. He was an Israelite. In his early years he was trained up by godly parents who knew the value of life, who loved and honoured God.
Then he was groomed in Pharaoh’s palace where he was a prince who learned all the ways of the palace and how Pharaoh’s kingdom worked. As an Egyptian prince, he spent some time walking among his Israelite brothers, listening to them, observing them, filling his heart with their concerns to the point where he murdered on their behalf.
When he was forced to flee to the desert, he spent forty years learning the ways of the desert and how to lead sheep in that lonely dry place. Moses was absolutely prepared when God called him. God pointed out that Moses would be using his rod as a sign of power and authority. God sent his brother Aaron to help him in the areas in which he was not personally gifted. And most importantly, God promised to go with him.
What area of influence do you have? What task has God prepared you to do? God has given you talents. He has given you a commission. He has given you brothers and sisters to assist. And, He speaks to you all along the way. “Stretch out your staff.” “Speak to the rock.” “Come up the mountain.” “Send out the spies.” “Rest now.” “Go now.” “Get others to help with the everyday decisions.”
“The Burning Bush” is here to tell our God stories. What is God doing with us, for us, through us…His ordinary people?