What’s Your Burning Bush: Chapel Reflection with Jeremy West

Jeremy West believes that growing up with the Bible and Christian teachings can make people prone to missing certain important messages in Scripture.

“We tend to look back at biblical figures through the lens of what we’ve already been taught,” he told members of the Kuyper community gathered in the Vos Chapel on February 20 for a twice-weekly service. 

We must remember that these were real people with flaws and emotions just like ours, said the Director of Training at YWAM Montana – Lakeside. When we truly imagine what they must have been thinking and feeling in the moment, we get a fuller picture of Scripture’s message, he added.

As an example, West turned to the story of Moses and the burning bush, found in the book of Exodus. 

“Imagine being 80-year-old Moses, walking through the desert that day and turning aside to check out the bush,” he urged his listeners.

Just like Moses, he added, God knows exactly where we are and how to get our attention. Instead of second-guessing ourselves, we simply need to trust Him when He speaks.

“So,” West asked the audience, “What is your burning bush? What, perhaps, has the Lord been showing you and asking you to do?”

God is always working and engaging with us, he said. He wants us to work alongside Him and His plans for the Kingdom. 

Though it might not be through something as obvious as a fire, God will show us exactly where to go when the time comes, he added. It is our job to be ready to follow.

“If you do see God speaking to you, will you be like Moses and turn aside to investigate?” he asked excitedly. 

After all, West said, God is ultimately the one in control of our lives. We don’t need to be afraid of ruining His plan.

“Your part in God’s plan is bigger than you think. Jesus is calling, you only need to turn aside,” he said.

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