One of my favorite Bible stories as a kid was Moses and the burning bush. I never questioned the story; I believed God did those kind of things. The ancient scribes had to have questioned the validity of it as they wrote Moses’ story. It’s not an ordinary story.
Now one day when Moses was shepherding the flock of his father-in-law, Jethro, the priest of Midian, he guided the flock far away from its usual pastures to the other side of the desert and came to a place known as Horeb, where the mountain of God stood. There, the Special Messenger of the Eternal appeared to Moses in a fiery blaze from within the bush. Moses looked again at the bush as it blazed; but to his amazement, the bush did not burn up in flames.
Moses (to himself): Why is this bush not burning up? I need to move a little closer to get a better look at this amazing sight.
(Exodus 3:1-3, The Voice (VOICE))
Of course there’s more to the story. Even so, it’s worth thinking about the never-ending fire of God. It was the “ah ha” moment for Moses. He was minding his own business as an unknown shepherd, doing the same mundane manual work day after day, far away from his childhood as a prince in the Egyptian palace. But. There was more to his life than could be seen. Moses had been born with a purpose to lead the people out of oppression. And. The fire of God marked the revolution. He saw God was God. And, his life changed. Forever.
The thing is, I still believe the story. God is God. When I recognize the fire of God in my day, nothing is ordinary or mundane.
Where is the fire of God in your life? Will you choose to let the fire of God revolutionize your life?
(Written by Kerrie Carlisle Palmer © 2014 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED)