In my devotions this year I’m reading through the Bible. A few days ago I came to Exodus 3 and noticed something I’d never seen before. It’s Moses, letting God distract him and God responding when He sees Moses’ receptivity. Here it is in Exodus 3:2-4 (emphases added):
And the Angel of the Lord appeared to him in a flame of fire from the midst of a bush. So he looked, and behold, the bush was burning with fire, but the bush was not consumed. Then Moses said, “I will now turn aside and see this great sight, why the bush does not burn.”
So when the Lord saw that he turned aside to look, God called to him from the midst of the bush and said, “Moses, Moses!”
And he said, “Here I am.”
A few quotes from my study Bible helped nail down the concept for me.
“God comes to Moses through the commonplace which becomes special and holy when touched by God” J. Tollett New Spirit-Filled Life Bible p. 79.
“Stay alert to see God working. It often comes in ways we do not expect” – Leslyn Musch, New Spirit-Filled Life Bible p. 130.
Today I want to be alert to God working in my commonplace, and to be open to His distractions.
Materials used: Pigma micron pen and colored pencils.