Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Holy Ground

Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and thus let us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe, for our God is a consuming fire.
(Hebrews 12:28-29 – ESV)

If we are holy we declare that He is holy not that we are holy, and we do what He wants us to do, not use our supposed holiness to do what we want to do. He declares the holy; we acknowledge it by taking off our shoes, walking circumspectly, carefully. The fear of the Lord, reverential awe, does not simply mean being afraid of God. That will drive us away from Him. It isn’t the same as feeling sentimental about God. That is only a projection of our own feelings, and makes God into a grandpa in the sky type of thing. That leads to presumption, not faith. But when we are in awe of God we are aware of His power and goodness and we are compelled to worship. Awe is more than some singular emotion, and reverence is more than a singular facet, but reverential awe will result in our response to it in worship (Genesis 28:17).

God is working in our lives, capturing us, redeeming each part of us for His kingdom work on this earth, making us into holy ground that we might make where we travel into holy ground, redeeming the time, renewing our mind, revealing the Lord, making our workplace holy work, our family time holy time, our recreation giving glory to the Lord, anywhere and everywhere we are. As we become holy we bring holiness to the situation. As the world continues down this path of despair we see happening so fast we will stand out like burning bushes in the midst of this generation as we declare that we have seen God and that He is holy and that He is still redeeming people today, and that we are standing on holy ground.

Don’t give up ground to the devil (Ephesians 4:27) make it holy ground. Don’t profane the places you walk; remember you are supposed to be walking with God. If we reverence God in all we do He will start showing up in all we do. If we will repent from profaning the name of God by treating those things He calls holy as common, if we will hallow Him in our hearts and treat the things of God as holy and not common then He can restore all those wasted years by granting us abundant fruit in the time to come (Joel 2:16-27). Let us live our lives on holy ground.

“Living For Today With An Eye For Tomorrow”©


MrsEvenSo... said...

Thank you for continually showing me how beautiful Jesus is and for teaching all of us how to live on Holy ground. You are a true example and I'm thankful for you.
To God be the glory!

Unknown said...

I'm sorry I don't have time to read any tonight but I have the day off tomorrow because of the storm. Lord bess you and Margie!

Even So... said...

Thanks Paul, hope to see you soon, brother...