I never wear shoes in the house. As fond as I am of cute shoes, I don’t particularly enjoy wearing them. So I don’t. My husband often teases me about my place in the home is being barefoot–pregnant or not–in the kitchen. Don’t worry, ladies. He’s totally joking. He probably spends just as much time in there as well. And he’s usually barefoot too! But I digress…
The other day I was cooking supper and was snickering about being barefoot in the kitchen like a good wife should be and then started thinking about other activities people do barefoot, which led me to think about God telling Moses to take of his sandals off at the not-burning bush. (Does you brain every do this?)
God told Moses not to come near and to take his shoes off because he was in the Lord’s presence, standing on holy ground (Exodus 3:5). I was struck with the thought that I, too, was standing on holy ground because of the omnipresence of God. And through the work of Christ on the cross and the gift of salvation I have been called to draw near to God (Hebrews 7:25) and given the Holy Spirit as a Helper and Counselor.
I began to marvel at the fact that not only was I standing on holy ground, which is amazing enough in itself, but I was doing holy work simply by performing the work that God has called me to do. At that moment it was preparing a meal to feed my family. While this was not a new revelation, it was a beneficial –and often needed–reminder that there is no small or unseen task in the life of a Christian and we can do nothing good apart from Christ
How humbling it is to know that by God’s grace we are continually in the Lord’s presence and that He works in us and through us and with us to fulfill His perfect will. This truth more than we could ever truly wrap our minds around, yet something that we should dwell on more often than we do.
Have you ever had a “holy ground” moment?