Power Up 3/9/16
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What is your burning bush experience?
"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. And 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. So Moses said, "I must turn aside now, and see this marvelous sight, why the bush is not burned up." Exodus 3:1-3
We have either read this story from the Bible, seen it in a movie, or heard it in a sermon or children's story, but what does it mean to me? First let me remind us that Moses was just like you and I. So often I think we look at stories in the Bible and think wow they must have been extra ordinary people. Not so, they were men and women just like you and I, who needed a relationship with God, and when they had that relationship they, by God's Holy Spirit did some amazing things. God wants to give you that same ability if you will allow Him to. I say this often because I believe it true, because I see it in my life and in the life of others. God desire to change your purpose not your personality. We see that even here in this picture of the burning bush. An earthly fire would have consumed the bush, have your ever started a wood fire and seen the wood not be consumed? No wonder this caught Moses eyes. God not only wanted to get the attention of Moses, but God wanted to change his purpose. I wonder how many times Moses while watching the sheep replayed in his mind the murder he had committed years earlier. The more the story replayed in his mind the worse he felt about himself.
What is replaying in your mind?
As the replaying continues we spiral lower and lower in our self-esteem. We are in great need of a burning bush experience. As the mistakes are replayed in our minds we wonder how we can be loved, or how we can be of any good to anyone else. Our view of God begins to believe the same thing, how can God love us, or how can God even care about me. When we look at the burning bush we begin to realize that God does not want to consume me, God loves me. What God wants to do is to restore me without consuming me. God does not want to my personality, but desires to change my purpose so that my personality can reflect His love for me. Jesus Christ became the consuming sacrifice on the cross, so that our relationship with God can exist. Through Jesus, God wants to consume our sin, mistakes and earthly desires, and put in us the compassion and passion to reflect God to others through our life. As this happens we find a new purpose for living.
What replays in our minds is how to love and serve others.
God does not want to consume you, He wants to fill you with His Holy Spirit and give you a passion and purpose for life. We pray you will receive a burning bush experience to receive God's love. Do you desire to know more about a relationship with Jesus go to http://www.newlifecurrituck.org/custpage.cfm/frm/76983/sec_id/76983 to find out more.
We are praying for you.