So Moses thought, “I will go over and see this strange sight–why the bush does not burn up.” 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.” “Do not come any closer,” God said. “Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy ground.” Then he said, “I am the God of your father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob.” At this, Moses hid his face, because he was afraid to look at God. Exodus 3:3-6
Go Over And See
Check it out. Stop and take notice. Go over and see. What are you talking about? I’m talking about my activity in your life. I’m trying to get your attention. You are always on the go. You are so very busy. The noise and busyness of life is your enemy. How could that be? I want to speak into your life. I have things that I want to say to you. I have much that I want to show you. The noise and busyness of life will make you deaf and blind to me. Can you see how noise and busyness really are your enemies? Yes, now I understand. It is not enough to simply understand your enemies. You must be willing to do battle with them. You must learn to defeat them.
How can I defeat the noise and busyness of life? That is a very good question. Let me ask you a couple different questions first. Go ahead I’m listening. What will you miss out on if you let the noise of life make you deaf to me? What will happen to you if you can’t hear me speaking to you? If I can’t hear you then you won’t be able to speak into my life. If I’m not listening to you, I won’t receive any of your guidance and direction. I will have no idea of where you want me to go. I will have no idea of what you want me to do. I will be like a ship without a rudder or a sail without the wind. There will be no direction or power in my life. I won’t be able to know your will. I won’t be able to accomplish purposes and plans for my life. No, you will not. What will happen to you if you allow the busyness of life to make you blind to what I want to show you? If I am blind to what you want to show me I will never learn from what you are doing in the world all around me. All your wisdom and instruction will be like a book unread. I will have left it unnoticed and untouched. I will have raced right on by what is of eternal value to pursue what will ultimately amount to nothing. I won’t have allowed you to use my life. I won’t have been able to bear fruit for your kingdom or bring glory to your name. No, you will not. Do you want to defeat the noise and busyness of life? Do you want to hear from me? Do you want to see and learn from what I am doing? Yes Lord, I want to defeat the noise and busyness of life. Then draw near to me and I will draw near to you. Set a time and a place to meet with me. In our times together you will hear from me. In our times together you will see what I want to show you. Then you will defeat the noise and busyness of life.
Lord, I know there have been times when I have been so busy that I failed to notice what you wanted to show me. I haven’t stopped to turn aside to allow you to speak into my life. I’m here now. I’m ready to listen. Speak to me. Guide the course of my life. Amen
Individual users may save the Discipleship study guide to their desktop for private use. All the blanks in the study guides are fields that allow typed responses. To use the fields on the study guide you may need to open the guide with a free version of adobe reader.
By Jon Ulrich © All rights reserved Copying not permitted www.GrowingAsDisciples.com