Exodus 3:4 When the LORD saw that he had gone over to look, God called to him from within the bush, “Moses! Moses!” And Moses said, “Here I am.”
After seeing that the bush that was on fire was not being burned up, Moses had a choice to make. He could have stored that event away in his memory banks under, “strange sights” or “things that don’t make sense” and then kept on going about his day tending the flocks. “I’m too busy to waste any more time staring at this bush. Back to work. I’ve got more important things to do.” That’s probably how I would have handled it and I would have missed God.
But something inside of Moses said, “I will go over and see this strange sight.” And it wasn’t until Moses made that effort, made that change of direction, took the first step, that God called out to him. There is something about the simple obedience to the prompting of the Spirit within us that allows God to move in our life. Taking that step of faith, like Peter, onto the water.
We serve a God of action. Let that sink in for a second. Our God is constantly at work. He never rests. He is always, constantly, working all things together for our good. The Word is living and active. The Spirit quickens our mortal flesh. If we serve a God that is so active in this world around us, why do I struggle with seeing the burning bushes around me? Why do I fail to hear Him calling out my name? Why do I so often let my faith become a couch potato?
“Faith without deeds is dead.” Moses turned aside from his plans and took that first step toward God. Today it’s your turn to take that step.