Journey to Awareness Lent Day 11

NIV Exodus 3:5  God said. “Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy ground.”

I love the song, Holy Ground.  The song reminds us that anywhere the presence of God is holy ground.  It is sacred space.  It is here we need to be careful and not let our Western minds muddle theology.  God is everywhere.  Since God is everywhere (as the Psalmist states: Psalm 139:7-8  Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence?  If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.  NIV) then everywhere is holy ground.

This does not mean we must walk around everywhere barefoot.  It does mean we are to be mindful of the presence of God and the attitude of respect that God is due.

I know we have our spiritual family gathering, our localized pre-arranged time of worship, on Sundays.  These are needed times for us to come together and rejoice over the resurrection and demonstrate our faith to God in our doing the liturgy (the work of the people).  The building we use for our communal worship is holy ground.  Sacred acts and experiences happen there.  However, let’s not make the mistake of thinking this is the only time we should worship.  Our lives should be a time of worship.  We are to be a people of continuous prayer.  A people who feast daily on the Scripture.  In Jesus Christ we are all priests and carry God’s temple around with us in our hearts.  

Lent calls to us to worship daily.  Jesus is with us always.  God’s presence is ever with us.  Make worship a priority of you life. It is how we fulfill the greatest commandment to love the Lord our God will all that we are.  Remember, where ever we are we are standing on holy ground.

Proverbs 8:34  Blessed is the man who listens to me, watching daily at my doors, waiting at my doorway.