burning bush moments

... the just shall live by faith [Hebrews 10:38 NKJV]

The scriptures are replete with stories about men and women who exemplified a life of faith. People who believed in God in the darkest of times. Courageous ones like Moses who rejected the safety of Midian for the perils of Egypt. Or how Jacob became Israel as he wrestled with God.

Such people remind me that the journey of faith is lived by people who know God. Moses, for example, was happy to live in Midian until he had an encounter with the Lord. Something was born inside of him at the burning bush. He was never the same. His life took on a new direction with a new purpose.

It reminds me that living by faith often begins with a burning bush moment. A spiritual encounter. A surrender to the will of God. Such was my experience in April 1976. I sensed a divine presence as I closed my eyes to pray that day. It changed me forever and enabled me to live by faith.

Once again Lord. We close our eyes. We pray. And we return to our burning bush moment.

... this devotion is part of a series from the book of Hebrews.

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