THE PROCESS OF BROKENNESS

Exodus 2:11-16, Exodus 3:1-4

How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God! How great is the sum of them! Psalm 139:17

Moses was not fit for service in God’s kingdom the instant he became aware of his heritage. He knew the suffering of God’s people, but he was not ready to identify with them by becoming their leader. The story in Exodus 2 tells that when he was a baby, his mother set him adrift in a basket made of pitch and tar. Pharaoh’s daughter pulled him from the water and raised him in royalty. Later, as a young man, he was forced to confront his destiny.

It was a tremendous trial having all the pleasures of palace life eliminated, but Moses discovered something worth much more than earthly treasure. After years of living as an OUTCAST,  he was given an opportunity to step into the presence of the living God.

The Bible tells us: “The angel of the Lord appeared to him in a blazing fire from the midst of a bush . . . yet the bush was not consumed. So Moses said, ‘I must turn aside now and see this marvelous sight'” (Exodus 3:2-3 NASB).

Brokenness is a process, and Moses was on a divine course. The moment he turned aside to “see” the burning bush was the very moment the Lord called out to him. Moses would not have noticed any call before that one.

God knows when you have been broken in such a way that you are willing to respond to Him. Are you broken and weary? Lift up your eyes and behold the marvelous sight of God’s burning love for you.

Lord, help me to recognize that the process of brokenness is at work in the circumstances of my life. Help me to recognize Your love and concern for me in every situation and to respond in a positive way.

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