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Take Your Shoes Off

Posted: January 19, 2019

Acts 7:30-33 says “After forty years had passed, an angel appeared to Moses in the flames of a burning bush in the desert near Mount Sinai. When he saw this, he was amazed at the sight. As he went over to get a closer look, he heard the Lord say: ‘I am the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.’ Moses trembled with fear and did not dare to look. “Then the Lord said to him, ‘Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy ground.”

God told him to remove his sandals because the Presence of God was there, therefore it was holy ground he was walking on. In order for the Lord to speak to Moses, God needed Moses to be correctly positioned so that he could hear and receive what God wanted to speak into his life. For Moses, this meant to remove what was unclean, and quite literally his shoes were unclean. In order for us to receive everything that God wants to do in our life, we need to position ourselves to allow Him to do so. And most times, it isn’t as easy as taking our dirty shoes off. Positioning doesn’t have to look like raising our hands during the worship service, it means positioning our hearts and minds, thanking God for what he has done in our life, not complaining that He isn’t doing what we wanted. It means being generous in our offering, even when it doesn’t seem like it is able to fit in the budget. What area do you need to position yourself in today?

God, I’m thankful that you want to speak to me and that you want to move in my life. I pray today that you would help show me what areas of my life need to be repositioned. I want to remove anything that is hindering me from growing closer to you. Amen.