WAITING ON A TRUCK?
God will not send the Holy-Ghost welfare truck to show up and give you free stuff. You’re going to have to search it out. Blessings are worth the search.
“It is the glory of God to conceal a thing, but the honor of kings is to search out a matter.” – Proverbs 25:2
Moses tried to ignore the burning bush, but curiosity got the best of him and the search was on.
“So, when the Lord saw that he turned aside to look, God called to him from the midst of the bush and said, “Moses, Moses!” – Exodus 2:4
God was watching to see if Moses was going to search this thing out. Is God waiting for you to search out some piece of wisdom so you can have a life-changing encounter with Him? There’s always a Word, there’s always an experience when you step out of your box and look for it.
Notice God didn’t call Moses’ name once, but twice. It’s a big deal when God calls your name once. However, it’s not always good when He says your name twice. It means there’s a problem that needs fixed. God called a few men twice:
“Adam, Adam, where are you?”
“Abraham, Abraham, stop!”
“Saul, Saul, why do you persecute Me?”
Moses said, “Here am I.” That is the right response. Making yourself available to God is the key. There comes a time in your life, no matter how good you were at doing the wrong thing, you can’t ignore the presence of God anymore. You have to make yourself available for His use – even if you’ve spent 40 years in darkness.
Maybe there’s real danger in being used of God. Think of Ananias in Acts 9. Called by God in a vision, Ananias said, “Here I am, Lord.” Believe me, this brother didn’t want to do what God instructed him to – take the scales off Saul’s eyes so that murderous brother could continue to persecute believers. He even argued a bit, but he stepped out, regardless of his fear, and did what God said. Saul became Paul and was transformed.
That’s what happens when you make yourself available to Him – you’re transformed. Does God have to call you twice? If He does, know the proper response is, “Yes, Sir. Here I am!” Let that truck pass you by.
From my sermon series EXODUS
TODAY’S PROPHETIC THOUGHT
I Am a patient God willing to wait, but you have to search for Me. I have not moved, nor Am I hiding from you. Open your eyes. Seek Me and make yourself available to Me. Together, we will have great adventures.