King James Version (KJV)
Now therefore go, and I will be with thy mouth, and teach thee what thou shalt say.
Apparently the burning bush story is meant for me (& you!) this week. God brought it to my attention three whole times in the same week. I guess I just wasn’t as aware as I should have been since I didn't notice it at first, but God knows if I notice a recurring pattern I start paying attention.
In my son’s pre-k take-home bag there was a picture he drew of the infamous burning bush. It’s his rendition that is pictured above. He pulled it out and was very excited to show it to me. They had studied Moses and the burning bush earlier in the week and learned that when God tells you to go, you go!
Moses and the burning bush was also discussed in my weekend Journey devotional, and also in an online devotional I read. That’s three instances of the same story within one week. How’s that for a message? God, I’m listening. In the story God spoke to Moses and gave him a task, much like how God asked me to do this blog! Do you know how Moses responded? He gave God a million excuses, saying that he wasn’t good enough for the job – that he wasn’t eloquent enough to speak to Pharaoh and the Israelites.
Now God just made a bush burn with fire, yet not burn up in the fire. Not to mention showing Moses an Angel and God speaking directly to Moses himself through the bush. If he could do all that, certainly he could give Moses the words to speak! And that is just what God did when Moses trusted him and agreed to do God’s will. No matter what your skills are, and no matter what the task, if God is in it then you will succeed. We have to listen and obey when God reveals to us something he wants us to do and trust that he will take care of the details.
I don’t know if there will be any (earthly) rewards for starting this blog. I don’t know if anyone is even reading it, but for some reason God asked me to do this. I don’t have a degree in English or journalism; I am not a public speaker or even a charismatic person, but I’m writing. I’m putting my heart (God’s heart!) out here for the world because I trust in him and his plan. I hope you will too.