The “Burning Bush” In Your Life

The “Burning Bush” In Your Life

the-burning-bushA “Bush” that burns but consumes not.


“As he neared Damascus on his journey, suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him.” ~ Acts 9:3

That was Paul’s calling from God.

Biblically, great figures had spectacular signs of calling from God. Moses undoubtedly had the utmost privilege of God’s presence in the burning bush. In the case of Paul, as mentioned in Acts 9:3, when he got up he was stricken blind.

What will be significant for you as a calling sign from God? For Peter, it was walking on water. In the case of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, it was walking through the burning furnace untouched. Or be like Daniel to be delivered from the lion’s den.

God uses different circumstances and situations to call his chosen ones to serve His purposes. The Lord still intervenes in the lives of His people and their lives could be changed forever. Paul, from a prosecutor and oppressor, became a renowned preacher, suffered, imprisoned and persecuted for the cause he was called upon to bear.

When God calls us to a relationship with Him, one thing for sure is that we have to forsake our comfort zone and be prepared to bear the cross. A man’s life is after all predetermined by God. Moses was brought up as an Egyptian Prince, but had to flee into the desert after rashly committed a murder. There he remained for forty years before encountering God in the burning bush.

God may be preparing you through many significant life experiences. Just be prepared, be available when called upon. It’s not your ability that God seeks, but more so your availability. When Moses mentioned that he was not fluent in his speech, God provided Aaron as his spokesman. Be prepared , for your life would never be the same again.

Each of us is called upon in a variety of ways. There can never be another “burning bush” or that another chosen one to be struck down from a horse and be blinded. Are you waiting for signs of wonder from God before making yourself available for His service? Surely not waiting for the “burning bush” to be convinced as such. Be discerning – for God speaks to you through various means and media: in church, through the Bible, through the leaders or fellow workers.

It’s not your ability but more so your availability that God seeks.

Paul Chong

5 thoughts on “The “Burning Bush” In Your Life

  1. James

    A well written article. Very apt in these uncertain times when many are confused. Yes, whether educated or uneducated, rich or poor, old or young if we are available God can use us.
    Thank you Paul.

  2. Joey

    Please forgive me if you consider that I am wrong in what I write. You PROBABLY may be right in what you wrote, but here the symbol of the BURNING BUSH refers to the sexual organs, especially when young. They are constantly on fire but not consumed right away, but that eventually will lead us to death slowly but surely. Sexual organs of both sexes are holy ground but our false education, no matter from where it comes, has led us wrong. It only dawns on you when we pass our half century mark existing on the CREATOR’S EARTH, do we realize that the Bible is a phallic book dealing with God, man and nature. Genesis illustrates us how man falls from his TRUE HAPPY STATE and in the apocalyse describes what man will experience as he understands his mistake and recovers his ideal position on earth. More to come if you contact me.

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