Jan 17 – Best laid plans … and burning bushes

What are your plans for life?  Where do you plan on being in a month or a year or a decade?

We all know the story of Moses.  I’m sure living in the desert, marrying a ‘poor’ nomad woman and raising sheep wasn’t on his bucket list.

I would suspect if you asked Aaron these questions not on his list would be joining his brother in the desert and living life on the edge as he would when he and Moses battled the Pharaoh.

The LORD said to Aaron,
“Go into the wilderness to meet Moses.”
So he met Moses at the mountain of God and kissed him.
Then Moses told Aaron everything the LORD had sent him to say,
and also about all the signs he had commanded him to perform.
Moses and Aaron brought together all the elders of the Israelites,
        –Exodus 4:27-29 (NIV)

I’m sure Shelomith, Moses natural mother, never had on her list the raising of her son as if he was the son of the Pharaoh’s daughter. Raising Aaron and Miriam, Moses’ siblings, as if he didn’t exist.

God’s plans are rarely ours.  For Moses it took talking with a burning bush to get the message.  He argued, he was in disbelief, he lacked confidence that he could do what he had been asked, he questioned, and he worried.

God was patient thought.  He answered the questions, He explained His plan, He promised to be present, He promised to deliver, and He promised it would not be easy and He did not promise how long it would take. The last is couple of items, we’ll see soon, are the ones that people have the most problem with.

So … where was your burning bush?  When did God come to you?  What did (does) he ask of you?  Are the flames higher than some days than others?  Are you at peace with God when he has no work for you to do?  Do you see the work He does give you and are you thankful for it?

Father, You call in a quiet voice and we don’t always listen.  You yell in a burning bush and we don’t listen.  you call and we argue, ignore, and justify why we were mistaken to think we were the one called.  Help us Lord, be strong and brave enough to answer Your callings with a loud “YES” instead of the usual, hesitant “who, me?”.  Use me Lord, according to Your plans, which do not fail, to bless others in Your name.


Published by: seekersofchrist

After a time of rest, it's time to resurrect this blog with a light on prayer and building our own personal prayer garden. A woman of faith, I want to share my personal insights into God and the Gospel in the hopes that these touch another heart, encouraging them to come to Christ.

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