"So now, go. I am sending you...." Exodus 3:10a (NIV)
I've never actually seen a burning bush...at least not one that "did not burn up." I have seen maple trees radiating the most brilliant orange and red hues with a such a fiery appearance that it got me thinking about burning bushes...and how I can't even begin to imagine the sight that Moses beheld.
I've surely never heard God's audible voice coming from a burning bush. In a much more subtle manner, I've known His call...in a whisper in my mind...or in a preacher's message...or straight from His Word.
I can't really imagine Moses' fear...a burning bush...talking...with God's voice! I have experienced fear on my own level...sometimes just in sweaty palms...a mouth struggling to produce saliva...heart palpitations.
It really makes me feel good that Moses asked, "Who am I that I should go?" Yes, I've asked that question too.
And God's response remains the same. "I AM." It really doesn't have anything to do with me. It's all about Him...His presence...His power...His purpose...His plan.
So what about you? Have you had a "vision" that could only be from God? Have you heard His unmistakable voice...in whatever form it took? Have you ever truly KNOWN that you were standing on holy ground? Did you, as Moses, want to hide your face in fear???
Just a reminder, my friend, that same God...the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, the God of Jacob, the God of Moses hasn't changed! He is still the great I AM!
What has He called you to do?
Where has He called you to go?
What's your answer to Him?
Oh God...our God...the One who endures from generation to generation, help us to hear Your voice. Remove the fear that threatens to undo us...and to thwart Your plan. Help us to be bold enough to remove our sandals and step onto that holy ground!