What comes to mind when you hear that question? Is it in a relationship? Is it in a role or position? Is it a place or situation? Is it your final destination?
Imagine being Joshua, just crossed the flood stage Jordan river on dry ground and coming face to face with an angel of God and you receive the message to take off your shoes because you are on holy ground.
Do you realize where you are standing? Do you realize the position you are in? Do you realize the situation you are in? In the midst of everything going on, Do you know where you stand? Do you realize what you need to do in such a position?
Where do you stand in your family? Where do you stand in your marriage? Where do you stand in your workplace? Where do you stand in your ministry? Where do you stand in your team? Where do you stand in your community? Where do you stand with God? Where do you stand with eternity?
Are you able to receive it humbly? Are you able to receive it respectfully? Are you able to receive it as a steward? Are you able to receive it as a servant?
Where are you standing today?
(Clarity of Vision)
The 49-Week Challenge
With April in the rear view mirror, let’s reflect on what we have learned in the past 6 days as we meditate on God’s Word this 7th day. Do you have any highlights or insights from what we have read in the past 6 days? What connections have you made or can you make in relations to our readings from God’s Word? Have you made time to speak with God through your reading time? Have you made time to speak with God as a part of your daily schedule? Are you prioritizing God enough that He gets prime time with you? Have you missed the mark this week and need to turn back to God and confess it and ask Him for forgiveness? Have you taken time to thank and praise Him for the forgiveness that has already been paid for through the blood of Jesus? Have you taken time to thank Him for all the other blessings in your life? Have you taken time to thank Him for all the answered prayers? Do you have any worries? Are you taking hold of His promise not to worry but to give it up into His hands? Let’s ask God for wisdom and guidance for this day! Let’s put our trust in Him!
Today’s reading from God’s Word – the Bible comes to us from:
Then the Lord said to him, ‘Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy ground.— Acts 7:33
- Do you remember the past?
- Do you remember the lessons from the past?
- Do you remember the lessons you personally learned?
- Do you remember the lessons that others have learned and shared?
- Are you able to live out your today differently without needing to repeat the mistakes of the past?
- Are you able to live out your today differently without tripping on things that made others fall?
- The earth is the Lords and everything in it, so do you realize that you are standing on Holy Ground?
- How do you show respect?
- How do you respect others?
- What do your words say?
- What do your actions say?
- Some like to say actions speak louder than words, are your actions counteracting your words or reinforcing them?
- Do you respect them out of deep admiration elicited by their abilities, qualities, or achievements?
- Do you respect them enough to show them that their feelings, wishes, rights, or traditions deserve their due?
As day 133 of 2020 begins, I would hate to miss giving the opportunity to anyone who hasn’t received Jesus into their lives as their Lord and Savior an opportunity to make the decision this early into 2020 and the blessing to get to live out the rest of 2020 in that power and that truth and that hope.
If you would like to receive Jesus as your Lord and Savior, why not join me in this prayer?
Dear God, I know that I am a sinner and there is nothing that I can do to save myself. I confess my complete helplessness to forgive my own sin or to work my way to heaven. At this moment I trust Christ alone as the One who bore my sin when He died on the cross. I believe that He did all that will ever be necessary for me to stand in your holy presence. I thank you that Christ was raised from the dead as a guarantee of my own resurrection. As best as I can, I now transfer my trust to Him. I am grateful that He has promised to receive me despite my many sins and failures. Father, I take you at your word. I thank you that I can face death now that you are my Savior. Thank you for the assurance that you will walk with me through the deep valley. Thank you for hearing this prayer. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.—The Sinner’s Prayer
Did you pray with me? Would you be willing to leave me a comment so that I can pray with and for you about such an incredible decision? Or if you don’t feel comfortable leaving a comment on my blog, why not email or text me instead?