October Newsletter

The story of Moses and the burning bush has kept coming turning up for me these past couple of months and in particular that line from God, “Take off your shoes for where you are standing is holy ground.” Holy ground. Then, today in my devotions from Acts 7 I read that Solomon build Him a house (the temple) but then I stumbled across this, “However, the Most High does not dwell in temples made with hands, as the prophet says: ‘Heaven is My throne, And earth is My footstool. What house will you build for Me? says the Lord, Or what is the place of My rest? Has My hand not made all these things?’”. “Has not made My hand made all these things?”.

I clearly remember preaching that the ground Moses was on was holy because he was in the presence of the Lord – and that is true. But, here is the reality – all of the ground and the things on it are God’s and He is here. David acknowledges this in Psalm 139, Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can I flee from Your presence? If I ascend into heaven, You are there; If I make my bed in hell, behold, You are there.”. Now, we know that God isn’t in hell because that is the place of eternal damnation but David is using the examples of extremes to make his point. As someone who is preparing to leave on an international mission trip in a few weeks I take great comfort in this! God is everywhere and everywhere He is, is holy. Where can I go from God’s Spirit? Absolutely nowhere.

Are you needing some comfort as the Lord is telling you to pack your bags? Trust me, I get it. The unknown is scary, but it is only the unknown to us. God is already there and where He is…is holy ground. So, pack your bags and forget your shoes for the earth all that is in it, including you, is His. We are standing on holy ground.

PS – please keep  me in your prayers as I travel to Uganda to minister to our brothers and sisters there. Thank you!

Living Above & Beyond with God & Together,

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