Sunday, May 19, 2013

Burning Bushes

Ever wonder what God wants you to do with your life? I have. I can actually say without too much exaggeration that it causes me stress sometimes, trying to figure out His will for me. That question has lead me to the Experiencing God Bible study by Henry Blackaby. And, while I can't say for certain that I know what the answer to that question is for me personally, I am understanding what the answers are for all of us in general.

One thing I am learning is that if God wants you to know something, He will make sure you know it. I worry sometimes that I will miss the big announcement. It made me start thinking about the burning bush and Moses.

In my imagination, I have always pictured the bush about the same size as a tumbleweed. Of course, I've never seen a tumbleweed either, but I've decided it's not any taller than my knees. A stompable, lean-over-and-blow-it-out kind of burning bush.

Lately though, I've been thinking it was probably a little grander than that. Not that a burning-but-not-actually-on-fire bush wouldn't catch my eye, but still. From what I've read in the Scriptures, God doesn't generally work in understatements.

I'm going to rest in the knowledge that when I avail myself to God and watch to see where He is at work, He will reveal Himself to me and invite me to be where He is. So less stressing, less manipulating, and more trust.

Jesus says "Come, follow Me" because He knows where the path is. I just need to stay close.


  1. Hi I'm Heather! Please email me when you get a chance, I have a question about your blog! LifesABanquet1(at)

  2. Oh my goodness! I thought I was the only one who stressed (consistently) about missing hearing Him. This blog has helped me not feel so alone in my stress and not feel I need to stress about it. Thank you my friend! I love you!