Ex. 3:4 When the LORD saw that he had caught Moses’ attention, God called to him from the bush, "Moses! Moses!" "Here I am!" Moses replied.
The Lord caught Moses’ attention. I wonder how often the Lord has to catch our attention. We often have a tendency to get distracted and wonder away from God. When we do, He has to do something to get us back on track and focused on Him. Maybe you can think of ways that has happened for you. We are far more likely to pay attention and hear from God during our times of need. When our needs are exposed and we realize that we can't do anything to satisfy them, we think about God and cry out to Him. When tough times come our way and we see no way out, we turn our eyes heavenward. When sickness comes that threaten to turn our lives upside down, we turn to God. When we sin against God and feel the shame and guilt of it, we turn to God. When we get too comfortable with God and no longer revere or respect Him like we should, God has to get our attention. God will work in a multitude of ways to help us refocus our hearts on Him.
We need to recognize what is going on when God is trying to get our attention. Why is it necessary for God to have to get our attention? What do we need to change in order for us to be more in tune with God in our lives? Are we taking the needed time in His Word to hear what God has to say? Do we pray enough so that we can hear and recognize His voice when He speaks?
Sometimes we let our circumstances dictate how we feel about ourselves, life, or God. Instead, we need to turn our eyes upon Jesus and look in His wonderful face. We need to pause in His presence and renew our love and commitment to Him. We need to pause and listen to what He desires to say to us. We need to be like Moses and respond to God when He calls us.
It’s interesting that God called Moses by name. God knows us by name! Think about it. You are known personally by God. He does not mistake you for someone else. He knows exactly who you are and where you are at all times. You are a somebody to God!
Don’t get so wrapped up in the busyness of life that you no longer can hear the voice of God calling you. Don’t get so wrapped up into yourself that you can’t hear Him. Don’t get so wrapped up by life’s circumstances that you can’t hear Him.
God is calling your name today and he has something important for you to hear. Will you pause and listen?