My Burning Bush . . .

        turning me aside from whatever
                   I was focused on . . .
          forcing me to look to Him . . .
BUT I fell on my face and cried out
   “Why have You forsaken me?”
How did God get Moses’ attention?
He stopped Moses in his tracks
   when Moses was headed
   on his own mission . . .
God chose a burning bush
   because it couldn’t be missed,
Moses couldn’t avoid seeing it . . .

In my life, I look back & see there were times
when I was stopped in my tracks . . .
when I was turned aside from where I thought
I was headed . . . when I was forced to either
look to God or question His faithfulness . . .
I chose to turn from the burning bush
and fall into the darkness of pain & fear . . .
how many times did I miss “My Burning Bush,”
my opportunity to meet with God and
drink from the fountain of Living Water in the midst of my desert? . . .
I’ve lost count,
BUT I choose to stop now,
I choose to stand still,
to take my sandals off &
I choose to listen for the Voice of God
coming from the midst of all those missed, past opporunities . . .
God IS faithful and HE never
gives up drawing me into His Presence
. . . My Burning Bush,
waiting to reveal Himself to me & in me . . .

Jeanne Hicks Barnett • September 23, 2014 •

About Jeanne

a work in progress . . . God's grace has brought me through many traumas of varying intensities and I am alive today (both physically & spiritually) because of Him and His work: "For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus"-Philippians 1:6. My childhood was spent living in many places in the United States due to my family's music or ministry—The Hicks Family, made up of Olan & Barbara Hicks, my younger brothers, Clint & Chuck & me, sang in different combos (put out an album), does so no longer professionally . . . but, visit a family gathering in Searcy & you're bound to hear some foot-tapping sounds (or catch my dad & mom on the road)! I believe that every moment of each life path (the good & what I perceive as the bad) God works together for my good as His child whether I understand it or not. MUSIC and MINISTRY are still primary aspects of the path God has me walking—so exciting! Words that have encouraged me since 1980: ". . . giving them a garland instead of ashes,The oil of gladness instead of mourning,The mantle of praise instead of a spirit of fainting So they will be called oaks of righteousness,The planting of the LORD, that He may be glorified." Isaiah 61:3
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