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Be.

What if we went to our jobs, ran our errands, do what we normally do but we do it with purpose.  What if every person who calls themselves a Christian chose to believe we’re where we are, doing what we do for God rather than just to do it.

What if you went to your job thinking God strategically placed you there to be around those people doing what you do so you could impact their lives?  He did you know.  It’s not by chance you’re where you are. It’s all part of the design.  Even if the circumstances aren’t favorable and we would rather things be different, there’s a reason we’re where we are.  The problem is, we don’t walk in that assurance.  What if we took ourselves out of the situation and chose to believe we’re being used, right this second, for something much bigger than ourselves?

Birds do the bird thing.  Flowers, flower.  You be you.  Whether you feel like it or not, I dare you to pray and believe God’s up to something and He’s wanting you to just be you.  Try having that purpose in mind when you go to the grocery store, go to your job.  Be mindful of Him and what He desires more than just getting through it.  Just…be.

He could make us want to be who He’s really designed us to be, but He won’t.  He’s given us the power to choose. He’s created a masterpiece…a one of a kind designer original in you.  He wants you to live like you’re on a grand mission to change the world…because you are.  You’re right where you are because He can use you there if you’ll choose to let Him.  Sometimes a grand mission is to simply smile at someone, encourage them.  Sometimes the most powerful testimony is wrapped in your everyday stuff.  Just…be.

Matthew 6:25-34

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Divine Curiosity

Moses had run away from Pharoah after killing a man and had gone to being a shepherd, minding his own business when all of a sudden he saw a burning bush (Exodus 3:2).  I wonder how long he watched it. I wonder if he tried to ignore it or shut his eyes thinking if he did he would open them and find the vision gone.

He had a choice, you know, to keep doing what he was doing.  The Bible doesn’t say how far away it was from him; it does imply he could have kept walking, but curiosity got the best of him and he thought to himself, “I must turn aside now and see this marvelous site, why the bush is not burned up“.  (Exodus 3:3).

Choices. This one seemed to be an insignificant one. He was herding a flock by himself (apparently) and sees something very unusual; so what if he didn’t go look?

Moses goes to see and not only does he see the ever-burning-not-consumed bush, he finds himself in a conversation with God and receives the word that he’ll be the one God uses to deliver Israel! This is what got me though: “When the Lord saw that he turned aside to look God called to him from the midst of the bush…” (Exodus 3:4-emphasis, mine).

Obviously Moses had to make some kind of move to change his direction which God saw and responded.  God was waiting on him, watching him to see if he would come look which implies the Lord would have remained silent had he not. I know what you’re thinking:  “Of course Moses looked, it was a burning bush, who wouldn’t?”

Is God waiting on us?  Is He not speaking, not manifesting His mighty presence in our lives because we haven’t “turned aside” to see?  What if we live in conscious expectation of seeing and hearing Him?

Perhaps that’s why children are so happy and carefree.  They live in a constant state of “good” – everything is an adventure.  What if “walking in the Spirit” were kind of like that?  What if we got up every morning EXPECTING to see a “burning bush”?  What if we were divinely curious about everything, every encounter, excited about what God wants to show us?

Don’t miss what God has for you in your everyday life.  He’s waiting for you to look. Don’t miss Him.