"But maybe more important than any of these things is what Moses was doing when he encountered the burning bush:
He was tending his father-in-law's flock, like he'd done every day for half his life or more.
Shepherding was his regular routine, and he was faithfully doing his job. Leading the flock to this area of the mountain was undoubtedly not a special occasion for Moses but something he did regularly, for shepherds often moved their flocks as the seasons changed and grazing conditions varied.
He had almost certainly been on the backside of this mountain before.
Did you notice that he didn't even have his own sheep? They belonged to his father-in-law.
Nothing remarkable there, for sure.
He is on the backside of a mountain, watching someone else's flock. But somehow he is ripe for God's choosing.
God is not looking to elevate the already elevated.
He is looking to tell a story— a story of the greatness of His plan, not a story about our skill.
The stage is being set.
This is going to be a day of unexpected change.
The hinge is about to swing on the "before" and "after" of Moses' life.
Today could be that same kind of day for you!!!
This week, a relational intersection could change the course of your life.
A conversation on bended knee could be the tipping point of your prayer life.
By the same token, an unexpected phone call could bring you to your knees in grief.
Life isn't always easy.
Its course can change in seconds, even as we try to plan out the years.
What Jesus said in Matthew 6: 34 is true:
"Do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own."
Too many times we stand dead still at a fork in the road, refusing to move and pleading for God to show us the way.
But He is saying, "If you will just walk with me, I will show you."
The best way to find the will of God is to do the will of God.
Mark Twain is alleged to have once said, "It ain't those parts of the Bible that I can't understand that bother me; it is the parts that I do understand."
We already know much in our core about what is right and what is wrong.
By living what we know, God is preparing us to live what we don't yet know.
You can't do multiplication until you learn addition. We prepare for the future by doing the next right thing.
As Tommy Nelson says, "God hits moving targets."
Doing God's will leads to discovering God's will.
Each step on the mountainside of faith is a step closer to your burning bush.
Even if you have someone else's sheep in tow on the far side of town, God may have a life-changing intersection for you around the next bend."