Week 13: God is Calling Out Your Name

Week 13: God is Calling Out Your Name

Written on 01/12/2020
Dr. Todd Horton


BIBLE PASSAGES  

  1. Exodus 1:1-6:1 
  2. Isaiah 27:6-28:13 
  3. John 17:1-26

 

Reviewing the life of Joseph, and his contributions, we learn that Joseph is forgotten, and times have changed for the Hebrew nation.  A new season is requiring another leader to come out of Egypt.  Many people who read the Bible know who Moses is. 

 

Moses is born during a time when all male children's lives are at stake. His rescue at birth, allows us to see the plan of God, bringing the nation to a place of deliverance.  Deliverance this time, that would come from inside of Egypt and lead them out to the promised land. 

 

Moses was intrigued by the sight of the burning bush and turned to discover the meaning. He was curious, but when he came close, he found God calling out his name. For most of us, the sight of a burning bush that does not consume itself would be a bit puzzling. Do we believe that God is still calling out our name and that He can use whatever He desires to pique our curiosity and get our attention?

 

What is our approach to God when He is trying to guide us into places of safety and give direction? Are we able to understand just like in the days of Moses, our God never changes?  We are His people, just like Moses. We have the same humanity that Moses possessed. I believe we lose sight of the potential that God sees in us, and we sell out by listening to the lies of the world, who’s desire is to distract us.

 

If you took a moment to evaluate your life, can you say that you are willing to let God call out your name from the bush? Are you open to acknowledging that He is calling you?  Connecting with our created purpose on this earth requires coming to terms with a God that eagerly desires to speak our name, walking in a relationship with God, moment by moment.

 

The instructions that Moses received were instructions of VISION for Moses' life.  Moses received direction and order for his life to become all that God intended him to be. Many of us today are seeking answers to questions from God.  Does our encounter with God bring a vision for our life?  When God calls out our name, what is our answer? 

 

 

“And Moses said, ‘I will turn aside to see this great sight, why the bush is not burned.” When the Lord saw that he turned aside to see, God called to him out of the bush, ‘Moses, Moses!’ And he said, ‘Here I am.’” Exodus 3:3-4

“In that day the Lord of hosts will be a crown of glory, and a diadem of beauty, to the remnant of His people, and a spirit of justice to Him who sits in judgment, and strength to those who turn back the battle at the gate.” - Isaiah 28:5-6

“The glory that you have given Me I have given to them, that they may be one even as we are one, I in them and you in Me, that they may become perfectly one, so that the world may know that you sent Me and loved them even as you loved Me. Father, I desire that they also, whom you have given Me, may be with Me where I am, to see My glory that you have given Me because you loved Me before the foundation of the world. O righteous Father, even though the world does not know you, I know you, and these know that you have sent Me. I made known to them your name, and I will continue to make it known, that the love with which you have loved Me may be in them, and I in them.” - John 17:22-26

 

Questions for Reflection:

When God calls out your name will your answer to God be “Here am I”?

▪ Are you open to acknowledging that He is calling you?

▪ When was the last time you turned aside to see the great sight God has for you?

▪ What is our approach to God when He is trying to guide us into places of safety and give direction?

▪ Does our encounter with God bring a vision for our life?

▪  Are you willing to let God call out your name from the bush?