Holy Ground

I know you’ve been asking yourself; “I wonder what Jim’s favorite Old Testament story is”? – Well wait no longer! I love the story of Moses and the burning bush. It has amazing ramifications in regards to the life of a worshipper. Check it out: 

Exodus 3:4-6- When the LORD saw that he had gone over to look, God called to him from within the bush, “Moses! Moses!” And Moses said, “Here I am.” “Do not come any closer,” God said. “Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy ground.” Then he said, “I am the God of your father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob.” At this, Moses hid his face, because he was afraid to look at God.

Moses had the response of a worshipper in the presence of God. He realized who he was in light of who God is and hid his face because of it. It’s so easy for us as creative types to get so wrapped up in the creativity that we forget that the God we are worshipping is awe inspiring. We forget that we should “remove our sandals” because we stand on holy ground when in the presence of God. We forget that we are so incredibly unworthy that it defies explanation. Yet God Still shows up and ushers us before His throne.

I have a dear friend who was so impacted by this verse that she literally leads worship without her shoes on. That doesn’t mean we all should do this, but that’s how this passage impacted her. For me it serves as a reminder. A reminder that I am nothing and God is everything. A reminder that I get to worship Him because He allows it to be so. A reminder that being in God’s presence is a God given privilege not an inalienable right.

Today…remember who you are in light of who God is. Let it wreck you a little bit. Let it humble your spirit. Let it consume your thoughts. 

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