Hi! How was your week? Mine was good but also hard in some respects and I saw some answers to prayer, which was great. This week, I want to look at the importance of turning around. Not turning around in the natural, but turning around in the spiritual. There are some times in our life where we need to turn around.
One of those times is when we have sinned, or fallen short of God’s mark. When we repent, what we are actually doing is turning around – turning from that sin and walking the other way – away from it.
Another time where we turn around and what I want to focus on, is when God calls us to do something. Often that involves a turning around in the spirit. We are walking one way, then God captures our attention and we start going in a different direction. Let’s look at a story in the Bible to see what I mean.
The story is found in Exodus 3:4. It is the story of Moses and the burning bush. Moses was tending his father in law’s sheep, which he had done for about forty years (since he ran away from Egypt). One day, something caught his eye. It was a bush that was burning. Now it wasn’t the burning bush that really caught his eye but the fact that although the bush was burning it was not being burnt up. So Moses turned to take a closer look. My question is, what would have happened if Moses hadn’t turned but had just kept going with the sheep. Would he have missed the call of God in his life? We will never know, because Moses turned.
From that burning bush, God spoke to Moses and gave him the directions for his life – what he was supposed to do, what the next few years would look like and no matter what happened God was with him. It set Moses up for the miracles in Egypt and the greatest exodus of people from Egypt to the promised land.
So has God been putting a burning bush in front of you. Maybe it is time we turned around and listened to what God has to say. We may not have to give up as much as Moses – he gave up his current lifestyle, his career and his home. But he didn’t give up his family – they went too. God may be requiring us to give up something to fulfil the call He has for your life and for mine.
God has an amazing plan for each of our lives and God is waiting for us to turn around and say yes. But He won’t speak until we have moved and turned around towards Him.
This week seek God and see what He is saying to you. Maybe you have already turned around, have listened and are in the call of God. That’s great! If you haven’t pray and wait for God and His confirmation for you.
Have an amazing week and keep,living the life God intended for you. Bless you heaps!