BIBLE READING: ACTS 7:30-36, PSALM 111:2
And the Angel of the LORD appeared to him in a flame of fire from the midst of a bush. So he looked, and behold, the bush was burning with fire, but the bush was not consumed. Then Moses said, “I will now turn aside and see this great sight, why the bush does not burn.” So when the LORD saw that he turned aside to look, God called to him from the midst of the bush and said, “Moses, Moses!” And he said, “Here I am.” Exodus 3:2-4 (NKJV).
Today, many people have positioned themselves in a place whereby even if God tried to get their attention from all the distractions of life, His efforts might not avail much. God longs for us to achieve our destinies and purposes on earth, but we seem to be too distracted to hear His Voice and too busy to create time to spend with Him. (see Luke 10:38-42). These distractions can come from either external or internal forces and most of the time, we are ignorant of them.
There are 2 points that we can see from the burning bush experience of Moses:
(1.) Looking deeper, beyond the Physical:
Sometimes we can be looking but not seeing. It takes a deeper sense of reasoning and a yearning desire to notice when God is seeking your attention. Exodus 3:2 tells us that “Moses saw that though the bush was on fire, it did not burn up.” Moses noticed that there was fire but the bush was not burning and this made him curious to find out why.
(2.)Paying More Attention to Details:
Exodus 3:3(AMP) tells us that; “Moses thought, “I will go over and see this strange sight–why the bush does not burn up.” When he paid more attention to the unusual situation, God then spoke to him in verse 4 – “when the LORD saw that he had gone over to look, God called to him from within the bush, Moses, Moses!” Sometimes, we are too distracted to even see that there is an unusual thing happening around us. We seldom pay attention to details and therefore miss out on many opportunities where God wants to work in our favour.
Frankly speaking, everyone has an excuse for being distracted but the question remains this: How justifiable are our excuses? We must realise that distractions are not the problem because there will always be a thousand and one things to distract you if you allow them. The problem is how we respond to the things that try to take our attention away from God.
• Decide that you will not be distracted.
• Look deeper and pay attention to the details God is showing you every day.
• Be more receptive and tune your heart to connect with God’s Signal.
Father, I pray that as I focus on You this year, I will have a Burning Bush experience and achieve all Your desires for me in Jesus’ Name, Amen.