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.
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.
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.