What are you currently enthusiastic about in your life as it relates to your Christian walk with God? Please share your comments in my latest post.
Exodus 3:1-5, “Now Moses was tending the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the priest of Midian, and he led the flock to the far side of the desert and came to Horeb, the mountain God. There the angel of the Lord appeared to him in flames of fire from within a bush. Moses saw that though the bush was on fire it did not burn up. So Moses thought, ‘I will go over and see this strange sight-why the bush does not burn up.’ When the Lord saw that he had gone over to look, God called to him from within the bush, ‘Moses! Moses!’ And Moses said, ‘Here I am.’ ‘Do not come any closer,’ God said. ‘Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy ground.’”
The burning bush was a type of what God wanted Moses to be. God wanted a man aflame with the supernatural presence of the Holy Spirit. God dealt with the hesitancy and disobedience that lingered in his nature. Moses took time to let God deal with him personally. The bush burns but is not destroyed. The flame of fire did not change the original constitution of the bush or turn it into another species of tree, or straighten the limbs into mathematical lines.
God cleanses without changing. God refines your personality. He doesn't eliminate it. God wants you to be you.
God makes his ministries a flame of fire. Am I ignitable? Jim Elliot said, “God, deliver me from the dread asbestos of ‘other things.’ Saturate me with the oil of thy Spirit that I may flame. Make me thy fuel, Flame of God.” God dwells in a state of perpetual enthusiasm. He is delighted with all that is good and lovingly concerned about all that is wrong. He pursues His labors always in a fullness of holy zeal.
No wonder the Spirit came at Pentecost as a sound of a rushing mighty wind and sat in tongues of fire on every forehead.... Whatever else happened at Pentecost, one thing that cannot be missed by the most casual observer was the sudden up surging of moral enthusiasm. Those first disciples burned with a steady, inward fire. They were enthusiastic to the point of zeal that could not be quenched. They were enthusiastic about the Word of God; They were enthusiastic about worship; They were enthusiastic about testifying; They were enthusiastic about fellowship with one another; They were enthusiastic about prayer (Acts 2:42-47). May God grant us the holy enthusiasm that Moses had and that the disciples had, as we follow Christ daily in a world that is full of skepticism and doubt.