Turn Aside

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Then Moses said, “I will now turn aside and see this great sight, why the bush does not burn.”
–Exodus 3:3

We are a generation that is plagued with busy work, information and sensory overload. I find the work weeks flying by and before you know it months have passed. My perception of time seems to be speeding up. In all this I find myself sometimes forgetting about Emanuel (God with us).

A couple years ago the Lord gave me a dream where He said to me, “Lest you forget.”
This is an important word for all of us in this age. It’s so easy to get caught up in our daily lives that I fear I’ve missed God in certain aspects and areas of my life in the past. Sometimes in hindsight I can look back and go, “Oh that’s where You were.” But still I wonder how many burning bushes I have just whizzed right by without turning aside to see the One who is more important than anything else in my life.

We are in a new season now where God is touching hearts and giving eyes to see Him in areas where we have not before. There’s been a season of silence for some but this was a teaching season. The silence has not actually been silence at all, but it has been God speaking in ways that we had yet to recognize. It’s not that He wasn’t there, it’s that we didn’t notice. There are doors opening, opportunities arising and placements being shifted. This is all to put us closer in line with heaven’s perspective and teach us to coexist with the realization of Christ in us.

As you go about this next work week and you notice a little flicker out of the corner of your eye, turn aside and look. Gaze upon the One whose eyes are like fire. The One who goes before you, is beside you and has always been with you.

Be still and know that He is God.

** photo by Chau Thai Ly @ http://instagram.com/shoutabovethenoise **

7 thoughts on “Turn Aside

  1. pinneyl

    I just found your blog and love it! In that season of silence as you mention much work has been done but also much devastation too. I recently started a blog for Struggling Christians. before all hard knocks of life hit ( approx 6 years of it) I was very focused on ministering through prophetic counseling. Reading your blog sparks something inside of me. Thanks for sharing. And oh yea here’s the link to my blog “Falling Down the Rabbit Hole” http://lisapinney.wordpress.com/ Check it out sometime

    1. Justin Post author

      Thanks for reading and so glad the post inspired you! 🙂 I love the title “falling down a rabbit hole”. This relates to a period of time I just recently went through last summer up until recently. I will def check it out later when I have some time. Blessings

      1. pinneyl

        Hi Justin thanks for following my blog! I had a chance to visit yours and you have some pretty helpful things on it. Thanks for sharing

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