WHEN DID GOD STOP ME IN MY TRACKS . . .
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?”
I COULDN’T SEE ANYTHING BUT 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 •