Lets Go Called By God


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Exodus 3:1-17
 
Hearing God’s call and beginning to go on the journey/road trip with God; Moses began the journey of leading the Israelites to freedom at the burning bush; Israel moves from pre-awareness to awareness to a turning point of setting out on a journey; vision of a Promised Land; Moses and Israel begin a journey of becoming the people God made them to be.
 
“As Elizabeth Barrett Browning wrote in her famous poem: Earth’s crammed with heaven, and every common bush afire with God; but only he who sees, takes off his shoes-the the rest sit around it and pluck blackberries. If spiritual leadership is anything. it is the capacity to see the bush burning in the middle of our own life and having enough sense to turn aside, take off our shoes and pay attention!” Ruth Haley Barton. Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership: Seeking God in the Crucible of Ministry.
 
St. Ignatius’ practice of consolation and desolation to discern where we are spiritually; “God’s will for us is generally for us to do more of that which gives us life (John 10:10) and to turn away from those things that drain life from us and debilitate us.” Barton; Deut. 30:19-20; Also, assessing who you are and who God is calling you to be and having the courage to follow this calling.