This past Sunday our pastor preached a sermon and mentioned this thought toward the beginning. Since then I haven’t been able to stop thinking about it. Both Joshua and Moses encountered God in awesome ways. When they did they were told to remove their sandals because the ground they were standing on was “holy ground”. But what made that ground holy? Was it holy before this encounter? Or did it become holy only because of this encounter? Is the ground still holy today?
Today I want to look at this passage of Scripture with you and try to answer some of these questions.
13 Now it came about when Joshua was by Jericho, that he lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, a man was standing opposite him with …show more content…
Our lives are supposed to be lived for something greater than ourselves – for Some One greater than ourselves.
Until we realize this and begin to live our lives differently we will never have these “holy encounters” with God. We will never truly “be in the presence of God” like Joshua experienced. When it ceases to be all about us and begins to shift to be all about God – that’s when we have these “encounters” with God. That’s when our relationship with God begins to move to a deeper level. That’s when we are found to be truly “in His presence” and the place we are in life becomes “holy ground”.
Who are you devoted to? Who are you committed to? Maybe, like Joshua, you and I need to have an attitude adjustment in our lives. We serve an AWESOME God! And things would be so different for us if we would just learn to put Him first in our lives.
My Prayer for You…
I pray we all see God in a greater way starting today. If there are areas in our attitudes today that make us great and God small, my prayer is that we, by the power of the Holy Spirit, allow those attitudes to begin to shift and give God proper value in our