Friday, January 4, 2013

Burning Bushes Seen

"And Mosheh was shepherding the flock of Yithro his father-in-law,
the priest of Midyan. And he led the flock to the back of the wilderness, 
and came to Horeb, the mountain of Elohim.
And the Messenger of YHVH appeared to him in a flame of fire from the midst of the bush.
And he looked and saw the bush burning with fire, but the bush was not consumed.
And Mosheh said, "Let me turn aside now, and see this great sight,
why the bush does not burn."
- Shemot/Exodus 3:1-2

Mosheh {Moses} was going about his daily duties of tending to the flocks
when he noticed something...
a burning bush.

He could have rationalized it away, he could have claimed he was too busy to investigate,
and he could have continued about with his day.
He didn't, though.
Instead, he stopped what he was doing and decided to turn aside to find out more.

It wasn't until he made that choice that YHVH called to him.
 "And YHVH saw that he turned aside to see, 
and Elohim called to him from the midst of the bush and said, "Mosheh! Mosheh!"
 (verse 4)

Do we notice the burning bushes throughout our day?

There are many ways that YHVH seeks us to turn aside from our daily routine to listen to Him.
Sometimes we can become so busy that we miss Him and what He wants to say to us.

I don't want to get so caught up in daily life that I miss the opportunities He sets before me...
so busy that my intentions never come to fruition... never turn to action.

Abba, help us not to be too busy for You. Help us to be aware.
Help us to turn aside from the rhythm of 'dailyness' to listen and learn of You...
to study, to pray, to do good, to serve... or just to be still.
Sometimes those burning bushes are not obvious, sometimes they are subtle,
as You often speak in a still, small voice.
Help us, Abba, to pay attention and not miss those moments,
missing the blessings that You have for us through them.
Help us to look for the burning bushes along the pathway of our daily lives.

 "... and Elohim called to him from the midst of the bush 
and said, "Mosheh! Mosheh!
And he said, "Here I am."

May we say the same...

Here am I, Father...
ready to listen, ready to respond, ready to obey

{Here I am}

- Christina


Tewauna said...

Awesome! Such a needed reminder.

Heidi Cooper said...

Hinani is one of my favorite hebrew words. I pray that Iam available when YHVH has something for me to do. Thanks for sharing this.:-)

Lori said...

I love this! It's a great reminder to be available for whatever the Lord has for me.