Readiness   7 comments


Moses and the Burning Bush

This is from the blog Three Iron Nails:
“God called unto him … and he said, Here am I.” – Exodus 3:4

“When God speaks, many of us are like men in a fog, we give no answer. Moses’ reply revealed that he was somewhere. Readiness means a right relationship to God and a knowledge of where we are at present. We are so busy telling God where we would like to go. The man or woman who is ready for God and His work is the one who carries off the prize when the summons comes. We wait with the idea of some great opportunity, something sensational, and when it comes we are quick to cry – ‘Here am I.’ Whenever Jesus Christ is in the ascendant, we are there, but we are not ready for an obscure duty.

“Readiness for God means that we are ready to do the tiniest little thing or the great big thing, it makes no difference. We have no choice in what we want to do, whatever God’s programme may be we are there, ready. When any duty presents itself we hear God’s voice as Our Lord heard His Father’s voice, and we are ready for it with all the alertness of our love for Him. Jesus Christ expects to do with us as His Father did with Him. He can put us where He likes, in pleasant duties or in mean duties, because the union is that of the Father and Himself. ‘That they may be one, even as We are one.’

“Be ready for the sudden surprise visits of God. A ready person never needs to get ready. Think of the time we waste trying to get ready when God has called! The burning bush is a symbol of everything that surrounds the ready soul, it is ablaze with the presence of God.”

–Oswald Chambers

7 responses to “Readiness

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  1. Having “ears to hear” is not only a very precious gift, it’s absolutely necessary. Imagine being on a railroad track and not being able to hear a freight train rapidly approaching. We must not only be able to hear the Father’s Voice when He calls us to do something for Him but we must be able to hear his warnings as well.

    • That’s why people think that prophets are crazy. Most people can hear a train (a possible disaster) come down the tracks from a few miles away, but a prophet can hear a train come down the tracks hundreds of miles away. All Christians should be able to hear the voice of the Lord. Draw nigh to me and I will draw nigh to you.

  2. AMEN! Tell God “Send me” and He certainly will!!!

    • I especially liked this line:

      “The burning bush is a symbol of everything that surrounds the ready soul, it is ablaze with the presence of God.”

      As we can see from Scripture: Moses was ready to go when the Lord called him. When the Lord tells you to jump, you ask how high.

  3. Be prepared for a wild ride and difficult journey!

  4. Pingback: True God giving His Word for getting wisdom | Belgian Biblestudents - Belgische Bijbelstudenten

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