Day 1 // Moses Submit Exodus 3:1-6

Focus

How have you seen God today?

Read// Exodus 3:1-6

Now Moses was tending the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the priest of Midian, and he led the flock to the far side of the wilderness and came to Horeb, the mountain of God.There the angel of the Lord appeared to him in flames of fire from within a bush. Moses saw that though the bush was on fire it did not burn up. 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.

Reflect

What purpose does this “scene” in the life of Moses serve? 

How does it look back to what has already occurred and prepare us for what is to come?

In the Burning Bush, God interrupted Moses’ routine, forces him to listen, and causes him to reevaluate his life. It is incredible that God tends to show up in the most “normal” places. If you are looking for it, you can see and experience Him at work, with friends at lunch, at home with family, and in a moment of quiet in your back yard. He can make even most ordinary places “holy ground.”

God may not appear to us in a burning bush today, but He does want to interrupt our lives just the same.  For many of us, encountering God happens as we study Scripture, pray, worship together, receive the Lord’s Supper, and practice the spiritual disciplines.

Have you ever had a “burning bush” experience? 

Which spiritual practices have helped you encounter God? How can you prioritize them this week?

Apply

Pray together with a friend or as a family that God would open your eyes to where and how He is working around you. Check in with each other at the end of the week and share how it went.