"Now Moses kept the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the priest of Midian;
and he led the flock to the backside of the desert, and came to
the mountain of God, even to Horeb. And the angel of the
Lord appeared unto him in a flame out of the midst of a bush." Exodus 3:1-2
The vision came in the midst of common toil, and that is where the Lord delights to give His revelations. He seeks a man who is on the ordinary road, and the devine fire leaps out at his feet. The mystic ladder can rise from the market place to heaven. It can connect the realm of drudgery with the realms of grace.
My Father God, help me to expect Thee on the ordinary road. I do not ask for sensational happenings. Commune with me through ordinary work and duty. Be my Companion when I take the common journey. Let the humble life be transfigured by Thy presence.
Some Christians think they must be always up to the mounts of extrordinary joy and and revelation; this is not after God's method. Those spiritual visits to high places, and that wonderful intercourse with that unseen world, are not in the promises; the daily life of communion is. And it is enough. We shall have the exceptional revelation if it be right for us.
There were but three disciples allowed to see the Transfiguration, and those three entered the gloom of Gesthemane. No one can stay on the mount of privelege. There are duties in the valley. Christ found His life work, not in the glory, but in the valley, and was there truly and fully the Messiah. The value of the vision and glory is but their gift of fitness for work and endurance.
Excerpts from Streams in the Desert by L.B. Cowman