Have you ever watched people in conversation and observed people leaning in closer to hear everything that is being said? Intent on catching every word. Or perhaps you have watched children playing Chinese whispers. Each child leaning to the next to whisper the sentence. Leaning in, showing intentionality to listen to what is being said.
As we go about our days, we have the opportunity to lean in to God. To hear His whisper, His prompting and decide to lean in to listen to what He has to say.
Once on an ordinary day Moses saw a burning bush. But more than he took time out from his job – tending the sheep – to look more closely at it. And that proved to be a game changer.
“So Moses thought, “I will go over and see this strange sight – why the bush does not burn up.” When the Lord saw that he had gone over to look, God called to him from with the bush, “Moses! Moses!” And Moses said “Here I am.” “ (Exodus 3:3-4)
Moses then went on to have a powerful encounter with God that not only changed his life but also the life of the Israelites. Moses’ encounter with God was precipitated by him pausing and intentionally taking a closer look. He took time from his day to stop and see, to lean into a conversation with God.
In an ordinary day was an extraordinary encounter waiting for him to notice and see.
Take time in your day to pause, to ponder, to lean in and to see what God is doing.
“Be alert, be present. I’m about to do something brand-new. It’s bursting out! Don’t you see it? There it is!” (Isaiah 43:19)