Exodus 3:1-9 (NLT)
1One day Moses was tending the flock of his father-in-law, Jethro, the priest of Midian. He led the flock far into the wilderness and came to Sinai, the mountain of God. 2There the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a blazing fire from the middle of a bush. Moses stared in amazement. Though the bush was engulfed in flames, it didn’t burn up. 3“This is amazing,” Moses said to himself. “Why isn’t that bush burning up? I must go see it.”
4When the Lord saw Moses coming to take a closer look, God called to him from the middle of the bush, “Moses! Moses!”
“Here I am!” Moses replied.
5“Do not come any closer,” the Lord warned. “Take off your sandals, for you are standing on holy ground.
God used an ordinary bush to catch Moses’ attention. Out of all the things He could have done, God used a bush. Like who doesn’t like a good old burning bush?
God wanted to take Moses’ normal day give him a chance to tell people who He is. But God didn’t want to call out to Moses like “hey!” God used something Moses would have seen every day, but couldn’t doubt that God was in it.
The quest that God wanted Moses to fulfill didn’t happen on a special day or during a big event. It was just another ordinary day.
God wants to use you in your ordinary day, too. It may not be something big like leading a whole nation of people, but God is calling you to do something right where you are. All you have to do is look for God and be willing to listen.
The author is a high school student from Nebraska.
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