Turn Aside and Inquire

Today, I listened to a message by Sis. Angela Gellenbeck titled "The Burning Bush".  It was very good, and I took a little break from my housework to jot some notes down.
Exo 3:3,4  And Moses said, I will now turn aside, and see this great sight, why the bush is not burnt.  And when the LORD saw that he turned aside to see, God called unto him out of the midst of the bush, and said, Moses, Moses.  And he said, Here am I.
  • "God puts burning bushes in our way every day, and he is waiting for our response.  If we will turn aside from our business and the things that we are so busy doing, and investigate and seek, God will speak to us personally.  He is waiting for us to turn aside."
  • A burning bush may be something in life that we don't understand. We may wonder why we have to go through a trial or why someone else is afflicted.  Those are burning bushes.  God is waiting for us to ask him about them so that he can talk to us.
  • God is a Consuming Fire. How then are we not consumed?  He is Judgement.  How then do we still live?  It is because he is also Mercy.  If it were not for his mercy, we would be consumed.
  • God wants to reveal things to us.  Some people have to get hit over the head to see anything.  With some people God wouldn't dare do that because all he has to do is look at them and they go and weep bitterly.
  • Turn your thoughts to Him in the morning.  Let your first waking thoughts be holy meditation.
(listen to the message here)

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