In Exodus 3:4-6, Moses finds himself in front of a burning bush from which God is speaking, asking first that Moses take off his shoes, as this is holy ground. So, Moses slips them off in obedience to God’s command. 
 
Removing his shoes demonstrated his humility in God’s presence. Please notice what God used in order to speak to Moses. He used an ordinary object. The bush was already there. It was simply an ordinary bush that had been invaded by God’s supernatural presence that resulted in an extraordinary encounter. 
 
I don’t know how God is going to meet you, but I do know that any old bush will do. 
 
I don’t know how God is going to meet you, but I do know that any old bush will do. 
 
God can use the most ordinary thing and set fire to it as a greater manifestation of His power and glory. But, let me remind you, if this is going to happen to you, you cannot be an asbestos Christian.
 
People put on asbestos suits when they work in close proximity to flames so that they won’t catch fire. Some of us as believers will never burn with the brilliance of the Holy Spirit’s power made manifest in and through us because we wear evangelical asbestos suits. We really don’t want to get close to the fire of God’s presence. So, to protect ourselves from that which we cannot explain or rationalize, we put on our intellectual or emotional asbestos attire, and we come to church, leaving on our asbestos shoes. All the while we wonder why we don’t catch fire for the Lord. 
 
…we wonder why we don’t catch fire for the Lord. 
 
God’s miraculous manifestations are for those who have the faith required to enter into His presence, as well as the humility to surrender to His instructions.
 
 
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Dr. Tony Evans

Dr. Tony Evans is one of the country’s most respected leaders in evangelical circles. As a pastor, teacher, author and speaker, he serves the body of Christ through his unique ability to communicate complex theological truths through simple, yet profound, illustrations. While addressing the practical issues of today, Dr. Evans is known as a relevant expositor. New and veteran pastors alike regard him as a pastor of pastors and a father in the faith.


At the heart of this vision is the use of church and school partnerships to effect spiritual and social change in communities. Dr. Evans’ church and school outreach philosophy has been attributed as a catalyst for former President George W. Bush’s Faith Based Initiative, which was his first formal act of office. Dr. Evans seeks to train churches, schools and volunteers in this philosophy, as well as in the functional practicalities, through the National Church Adopt-A-School Initiative which is a ministry underneath the umbrella of The Urban Alternative.


Dr. Evans serves as president of The Urban Alternative, a national ministry that seeks to restore hope and transform lives through the proclamation and the application of the Word of God. His daily radio broadcast, The Alternative with Dr. Tony Evans, can be heard on more than 850 radio outlets throughout the United States and in more than 80 countries.


Dr. Evans has written numerous books and booklets including his legacy work, Oneness Embraced, as well as his vision work, The Kingdom Agenda. Some of his most recent books includes, Kingdom Man, A Moment For Your Soul, Marriage Matters, and Victory in Spiritual Warfare.



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