Archives For July 2008

7.18.08

I prayed for a miracle today. That God would give me a Moses moment, a burning bush moment. And to be honest, this was the first time I was asking God to give me a direct audible or visual anything, telling me what to do. And for most of the day I never heard it. I know what it feels like to be deaf and blind after this day. I wanted the scales to fall off and the earmuffs to be removed. It seemed like it would never happen, but things have a way of changing. It started with me feeling the presence of God and the fact that I was standing in a holy place. I acted on this feeling and I took my shoes off because I felt like God was telling me that I was in His presence. I was still expecting to see something, to hear the voice of God. And it still was not there, I felt His presence but did not hear or see Him. During the service at CIY Jeff Walling talked about Moses and being in the presence of God with the burning bush. Was this my moment? Was this God talking to me? Maybe. Then we started to sing about fire falling down, and then we needed to move, we needed to act on what God was calling us to do. I stood still, not physically moving, but feeling the movement of my heart. As I stood there all I could see was a burning bush in front of me. Weird, I know, but all I could see was this burning bush and then a ton of different images and distractions trying to blind me or get in front of the burning bush. Almost like I was in the amazon, and I was constantly having to cut down the “bushes” that surrounded me to get to the one true burning bush. Then I saw a line, a line of people forming, people urgently wanting to get into this room. And I was there, but I wasn’t in the line. I was next to the line encouraging eveyrone on, trying to get them into the room as fast as I could. I don’t know what all this means, but I know my burning bush mement was feeling the presence of God. The burning bush moment was God’s comfort and the fact that He is with me. That was what the burning bush represented in Exodus 3 for Moses. Not this amazing bush ablaze, but the fact that God was with Him and that Moses was with God in His presence.
Have you prayed for a burning bush before?