Daily Devotion: Burning Bushes are Everywhere – I can’t imagine the way Moses felt that day when at the foot of the mountain he met God in a burning bush. This eighty-year-old man had already seen much of life’s ups and downs. He had settled in, so to speak, as a shepherd tending the family flock. Far away from the world he once new, embracing the ease of routine, the warmth of home, and the comfort of family and friends.
By that age, most of us are ready to sit back with a bowl of oatmeal watching the morning news. We’re not expecting a life-changing knock on the door that calls us to put down the bowl and start packing a bag. But that’s how God works. Burning bushes are everywhere; in the voice of a friend, in a sudden change, in a small and still voice… On the days we least expect Him to call.
“But, Lord, I can’t do that,” we say.
Like Moses, we search for every excuse we can find. Excuses that hold us back from reaching out and serving God. Excuses that dictate our choice, instead of trusting in the sovereign power of God. Excuses that take our eyes off the Lord.
Yes, Moses was old. Yes, he was merely a man. And yes, he was slow to speak, but by faith he put aside his excuses and allowed God to lead. God uses the foolish to shame the wise and the weak to shame the strong. He uses the small, the flawed, and the few to further the gospel, so that through our weakness His grace might abound all the more.
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Read the story of Moses and the burning bush in Exodus Chapters 3 & 4.
But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are: That no flesh should glory in his presence. (1 Corinthians 1:27-29, KJV)
Darlene Schacht and her husband Michael live in Manitoba Canada where the summers are beautiful and the winters are cold. Together they’ve come to learn that relationships aren’t always easy, but that marriage, the way God intended it to be, is a treasure worth fighting for.
She began her publishing journey about twelve years ago when she pioneered one of the first online magazines for Christian women, known at the time as “Christian Women Online Magazine.” After three years, Darlene left CWO to blog as a solo author at Time-Warp Wife Ministries.
It was also during this transition that she worked alongside actress Candace Cameron Bure to write the NYT Best-Selling book, Reshaping it All: Motivation for Spiritual and Physical Fitness. Reshaping it All was the winner of both the 2011 USA Best Book Awards and the 2012 Christian Reading Retailers Choice Awards.
Author of more than 15 books, Darlene continues to write and to minister to her readers through her blog at TimeWarpWife.com.
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