What is the Lord Using to Get Your Attention?

Bible Studies, The Book of Acts
What is the Lord Using to Get Your Attention?

Updated:2019-07-24

Your Attention is Important


Your attention is of great importance to the Lord God. After forty years of self-imposed exile in Midian the Lord appeared to Moses in a peculiar manner. But it was eighty years total before He got Moses’ attention. Is it taking eighty years for the Lord to capture your attention?

Let’s proceed with our Book of Acts Bible Study. Our chief references are from (Acts 7:30-35 & Exodus 3:3-5).

Deacon Stephen continues his narration of the Jewish history.

And when forty years were expired, there appeared to him in the wilderness of mount Sinai an angel of the Lord in a flame of fire in a bush” (Acts 7:30).

Certainly, the Lord deals with Moses in multiples of forty years. In the first forty he is aware of his Assignment. However, the Lord calls him in the second phase of his life.

What Unique Event is the Lord Using to get your Attention?


Which phase of your life are you in now?

The Lord utilizes a unique event to get the attention of Moses. The bush was burning but the flames were not consuming it.

When Moses saw it, he wondered at the sight: and as he drew near to behold it, the voice of the Lord came unto him” (Acts 7:31).

Who wouldn’t wonder at such a sight?

And Moses said, I will now turn aside, and see this great sight, why the bush is not burnt” (Exodus 3:3).

Therefore, the Lord got his attention. And He introduced Himself to Moses. He declared that he is the God of his ancestors.

Saying, I am the God of thy fathers, the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. Then Moses trembled, and durst not behold” (Acts 7:32).

What is the Lord Using to Get Your Attention?
Your Attention is Not the Objective


Now, the Lord has Moses’ attention. What next? Then He instructs him.

Then said the Lord to him, Put off thy shoes from thy feet: for the place where thou standest is holy ground” (Acts 7:33 & Exodus 3:5).

He explains what he wants Moses to do. The Lord will give you a clear picture of your Assignment. He did it for Moses.

I have seen, I have seen the affliction of my people which is in Egypt, and I have heard their groaning, and am come down to deliver them. And now come, I will send thee into Egypt” (Acts 7:34).

This Moses whom they refused, saying, Who made thee a ruler and a judge? [T]he same did God send to be a ruler and a deliverer by the hand of the angel which appeared to him in the bush” (Acts 7:35).

Conclusion

Moses accepts the-Call-of-God during the second phase of his life.

After forty years of training and preparation Moses qualifies for his Assignment. He spent forty years in Midian as a shepherd to his father-in-law flocks of sheep.

And if this wasn’t enough, Moses had no experience with the Lord God; therefore, He had to utilize something to attract Moses’ attention.

He used the burning bush. The fire was burning it but it was not consuming it. Then, He introduced Himself to Moses.

Note, however that He never provide Moses (in this instance) with His name. Instead, the Lord introduced Himself as the God of Moses’ ancestors. In doing so, He used a descriptive phrase as his name.

But this is not a name but a description of a god


Therefore, the Lord informs Moses I’m “… the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob….” (Acts 7:32).

But this is not a name but a description of a god. Despite that the Hebrews people have used it for thousands of years. And they will continue to use it as a memorial to “the Fathers” of Israel forever.

However, it was easier for Moses to accept this descriptive phrase because he had heard about this god through their oral tradition of telling stories.

How has the Lord God gotten your attention? He wants a conversation with you. He desires to instruct you for your call.

Your attention is significant to the Lord. When He has it then He can focus on instructing you for His service. Getting your attention is not the Lord’s objective. But He needs your attention to impact your life for service. Don’t miss it.

Moses had no experience with the Lord God. Therefore, He had to get his focus, introduce Himself, then commence to build a relationship with him.

The Lord getting your attention is the start of a life-changing relationship with Him.


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Updated:2019-07-24 Your Attention is Important Your attention is of great importance to the Lord God. After forty years of self-imposed exile in Midian the Lord appeared to Moses in a peculiar manner. But it was eighty years total before He got Moses’ attention. Is it taking eighty years for the Lord to capture your attention? [...]

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