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A Word to the Shorn

One of the most significant experiences in the life of a sheep is in springtime when they need to be shorn. A word of encouragement to those enduring a long season of shearing. We look at a sheep shearing festival in the life of of King David. I Samuel 25:7

A Word to the Shorn I & II

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The Beauty of Safety

All of our lives are a search for safety in people, places and things. We have legitimate needs. Sometimes we meet them in illegitimate ways, but all of our hungers are reducible to safety. Psalm 61:1, 3.

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Turn Aside

“I will turn aside and see this great sight.” Exodus 3:3

Moses was a man of many passions. He was so sympathetic to the needs of his people that he spent his powers killing an Egyptian then burying him in the sand. (Exhausting work!) Yet this was not the kind of power God wanted Moses to represent.

R.H. Strachan used to say, “There is a spiritual power which blazes and burns, yet does not exhaust itself.” We along with Moses will have to “turn aside” if we wish to see “the great sight” that will transform our idea of power. The burning bush was ablaze yet unconsumed. Can this be said of the way we are burning?

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Holy ground is both a privileged yet painful place. Moses’ feet must have hurt after he removed his sandals and exposed them to the heat and rocks.Just so our hearts become absolutely vulnerable after even one second in God’s true presence. For those who would carelessly step upon holy ground, there is a warning. You self-life may be irreparably harmed. Moses was in desperate need of a” personal revelation.” It was a revelation which could only be found by “turning aside” to see a great sight. What was this strange sight? A bush on fire yet unconsumed. Thousands of people could have spoken to Moses about God saying: “HE IS.”(Information) But Moses had to personally come to a place where God could intimately say to him: “I AM.”(Revelation) Moses had to meet God in an unusual place and in an unusual way to gain a true view of Kingdom power.

We all need a “secret history: with God. We are only as great as the last time we “turned aside” to meet him on blessed yet painful ground. Holy ground usually appears when and where we least expect it. Moses was living a life as a powerless defrocked former prince of Egypt. As a shepherd, He was just “doing the next right thing”. One day he caught site of something that drew him into a life of unsought and undeserved adventure! Keep your eyes open. Keep living your life. Watch for the unusual. And always be ready to “Turn aside” for God encounters! If God can transform a common desert sight into a life producing “Window” of true power, then he can certainly use you! The burning bush was ablaze yet unconsumed. Can this be said of the way we are burning?

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