Stop,Turn Aside and Listen!
“When the Lord saw that he turned aside to see, God called to him from out of the bush, ‘Moses! Moses!’ And he said, ‘Here I am” (Exodus 3:4 ► ESV)
Welcome to Week 3 of our 21-day Spiritual exercise.
In the verse of scripture above, we are introduced to the man Moses (who grew up in Pharaoh's house) wandering in the wilderness after his first disastrous attempt to deliver Israel from their captivity in Egypt. A discouraged and defeated fugitive, He is probably in his sixties, at his lowest in life and is leading a flock of his father-in-law’s sheep in the desert.
It is at this seemingly end-of-the-road for a man that heaven shows up via a flaming bush that wasn’t being reduced to ashes and the Bible says that he turned aside to see what was going on:
After four hundred years, the silence was broken; and God was interrupting his everyday normal. Yes, the God who spoke the heavens into existence was conversing with Moses. He was literally saying: I’ve been watching you, Moses. I haven’t forgotten you, and I’ve seen your anguish and I have heard your cries. - (Exodus 3:7).
That encounter culminated into a chain of events that led to the "exodus" of the children of Israel out of Egypt, the land of their captivity and it began when Moses stopped, listened and obeyed divine instructions that turned him into a god unto Pharaoh (Exodus 7:1)
The voice of God still speaks today.
In the last 2 weeks, we have been waiting on God and as we navigate the last week of our 21-day spiritual exercise, maybe, it does not appear that God is answering your prayers and like Moses you have become distracted. That disillusionment, the seeming unfulfilled dream, pain, disappointments and all are all invitations to turn aside, hear and obey the voice of the living God.
Making a choice to listen and obey the voice of God is what qualifies believers for divine lifting and change of levels. (Job 36:11) so as I sign off this week, it is my prayer that like Moses, your encounter with God this week will culminate into events that will lead you out of every form of captivity and turned you into an envy of your generation.
God BLESS you.
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