Letters From God

Dove

Julie Andrews

 

Moses

How many burning bushes did Moses walk by Without understanding what he was looking at? Was The Burning Bush the only one he was exposed to by God? We don't know. All we Do know is that This time Moses perceived something was new and different and he went to investigate. He Stopped and Looked and because of that, God Spoke.

How many times do we walk straight passed by "a burning bush" in our own lives without perception or comprehension that "something is different"? We must, as Moses did, Stop and Look before God will Speak. Moses broke the pattern of his everyday life, he stepped outside the norm and God Moved.

Moses' actions that day changed forever the history of God's people Israel. They were enslaved, captured and held fast by Pharaoh's will. Dictated to by Pharaoh, an ungodly man, even to the point of killing their children.
By stopping and Looking Moses changed history. For us Moses' story is just that - a story, a personal biography, that we can read from beginning to end in our bibles. We can see the overall picture. Moses on the other hand, Lived it. Each moment by moment of time was his Life. He couldn't see the overall picture. He didn't know the outcome of his actions. He lived by faith - trusting God every moment of time that God would "come through".

Each time God performed a miracle at Moses's hand, Moses had to believe and trust that something would happen. That he won't going to "look the fool" in front of Pharaoh and his magicians. Moment by moment he trusted God - he had to. He had put a line in the sand "Let My People Go" and he had to trust that God would prevail.

We know that God did. We can read it quickly but Moses lived it, from aged 80 to 120 years old, when he died.

Like us - we live by faith each moment of time in the present. We can look at our past but can't see our future. If we believe and trust God, like Moses, we live by faith. Trusting that God is for us and desires to give us good gifts. It is by choice; it is not automatic. God has given us, in this New Testament Age, the help of the Holy Spirit to live in us and be our guide. But still we choice moment by moment to live His way or not.

Like Moses - our history changes the moment we are born again into God's Kingdom through water and spirit baptism. But like Moses we chose how we live in the Kingdom. Each day is an act of faith, to trust God or not. To believe that God will Do something if we do something for Him. Even to praise and worship each day is a choice.

Image if Moses had decided that it was all too hard and he was tired and couldn't be bothered anymore! Israel might still be slaves. But Praise God he didn't; God chose well! (It is a moot point because God would chose someone who wouldn't give up!)

Hebrews 11 is full of wonderful examples of men and women who lived by faith. They Lived as we are encouraged to Live. Their Rhema words are our Logos words.

We have a "book in heaven" which we are writing in each day, it's our heavenly biography. And the wondrous thing is that God only records the good and positive stuff because through the blood of Jesus, our sins are washed away.

Therefore, brother and sisters, how "fat" are our books? How many of the things we do everyday are the stuff of heaven? The stuff that God can record in our heavenly biography to His glory? Personally I know in my book there are many pages that have been ripped out because of negative choses.

 In fact, Praise God, I can say that's probably why I was granted my life back again. By God's grace He has enabled me to rewrite my heavenly book to His glory. In His infinite mercy He has granted permission to continue my book, on earth, and write new chapters of faith, trust and belief.

Exodus 3    Moses and the Burning Bush

Exodus 5:1Afterward Moses and Aaron went to Pharaoh and said, “This is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says: ‘Let my people go, so that they may hold a festival to me in the wilderness.’ ”

Psalm 139:16 Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be

Dan 12:1At that time Michael, the great prince who protects your people, will arise. There will be a time of distress such as has not happened from the beginning of nations until then. But at that time your people—everyone whose name is found written in the book—will be delivered.

Rev 20: 12 And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Another book was opened, which is the book of life. The dead were judged according to what they had done as recorded in the books.