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“Now Moses was tending the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the priest of Midian, and he led the flock to the far side of the wilderness and came to Horeb, the mountain of God. There the angel of the Lord appeared to him in flames of fire from within a bush. Moses saw that though the bush was on fire it did not burn up. So Moses thought, ‘I will go over and see this strange sight—why the bush does not burn up.’ ”

– Exodus 3:1-3

Years after starting his family and working as a shepherd for his father-in-law, Moses decided to ascend Mt. Horeb. As he was walking up the mountain, he noticed a burning bush. Seeing a burning bush in this environment was really no big deal since it was the desert and plants probably caught fire frequently.

What is interesting, however, is that Moses got near it and took the time to watch it burn. Though we may think a plant is consumed by fire instantly, it actually takes awhile for it to be destroyed. So why did Moses stop and pay attention? Perhaps it’s because he wasn’t rushing from one thing to the next. I say his curiosity is proof that God looks for someone who is not in a hurry!

Friend, one of the greatest gifts the Lord gives you is the ability to pay attention and be curious. Instead of rushing through your daily routine, try slowing down and tuning into your surroundings. The Lord’s presence is in the present, and if you are paying attention, He will speak to you! Jesus’ voice is never silent, but you must be attentive to His call. Dare to get closer and fix your eyes on the burning bush, for you never know when Yahweh will turn the ordinary into something extraordinary!

Prayer


Jesus, teach me to discern your voice in the ordinary and the extraordinary.

Reflection


When was the last time you slowed down your pace and tuned into your surroundings?

If you’re unable to attend your local church or need some additional weekly inspiration, be sure to tune into Hour of Power every Sunday morning at 11:00 a.m. PT on TBN or watch online at hourofpower.org/episode.  

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