Now Moses was pasturing the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the priest of Midian; and he led the flock to the west side of the wilderness and came to Horeb, the mountain of God. 2 The angel of the Lord appeared to him in a blazing fire from the midst of a bush; and he looked, and behold, the bush was burning with fire, yet the bush was not consumed. 3 So Moses said, “I must turn aside now and see this marvelous sight, why the bush is not burned up.” 4 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.” 5 Then He said, “Do not come near here; remove your sandals from your feet, for the place on which you are standing is holy ground.” 6 He said also, “I am the God of your father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.” Then Moses hid his face, for he was afraid to look at God. (Exodus 3)
In the midst of our everyday living, God breaks in. He reveals Himself so often right where we live, in our homes, our work places, our communities. I love this story of Moses’ curiosity. He led his flock in the wilderness and came to Horeb, the mountain of God. Moses was seeking God. This is the first time that Horeb is called the Mountain of God, so I don’t know how it was given that name. But because Moses chose to be near where God was, because He was seeking Him; God revealed Himself to Moses.
It is generally always when I am sitting before the Lord, in my Daily Alone-Times with Him, that I hear His voice the clearest. I sense His presence, and His grace pours out, in and through me. I am not special, I am just the most ordinary person you could ever meet. So if God reveals Himself to someone like me, He will to any who seek Him, diligently and often. Let us sit daily before the mountain of God in our own homes. Let us seek Him, and when He begins to show us something, let us be like Moses and say to ourselves, “I must turn aside and see this marvelous sight. Every moment spent with God produces fruit that echoes throughout the ages. Like a continual song, whose many parts are taken up, again and again, by different voices, He is ever speaking to us. We all join in that Eternal song, when we listen to His voice, and go and do the things He reveals to us in those times. We just listen, and go, and Do His Will. It’s that simple. I pray He will speak to your precious hearts today, as I have sat here and heard Him speak to mine. Each post I write on this site is from one of those Precious Moments with God. May you be blessed, as You turn aside and seek Him in every ordinary moment of your lives. Amen and Amen.
Post by: Carole L. Haines, visit my Website at carolelhaines.com. or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks.
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Thank you! Very timely today for me!