Sunday, October 26, 2014

standing on holy ground...


Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy ground.—Exodus 3:5

It was one of those moments…my senses were more alert, more intensified, more attuned to the mysteries that swirl in and around us, more aware of God's presence. It was about 7:30 in the morning, when I opened the door to go to work, the brilliant rays of the morning sunrise came bursting through our neighbor’s tree, directly into my eyes. 

I paused, amazed at the beauty, I moved slightly to the right and I couldn’t see the sun’s rays, moved slightly to the left and I couldn’t see the sun’s rays, but as I returned to the center point, for what seemed to be several minutes, those rays shown straight into the eyes of my heart, and I suddenly became conscious of His Presence. I stood very still, almost frozen in time, actually not wanting the moment to end, thanking the Lord for the beauty He created, and for drawing my eyes and my heart to appreciate Him all over again. 

I shared my experience with a few people…they just laughed it off, kind of made fun of me for thinking it was anything special, but in the innermost part of my heart, I knew it was the Lord. I was totally captivated by the stunning beauty of those rays, perfectly symmetrical, glowing so intensely. I even spoke out loud saying, Lord Jesus, Thank You, Thank You, You did that for me! Just for me!

The memory of that moment makes me crave Him more, remembering the experience makes me yearn for more of His personal touch in my life, makes my senses truly alert, more attuned to the mystery that is our Savior. I'm looking forward to experiencing Him more and more, alive and active in my life every moment of every day...Praise His Holy Name!
Seek, inquire of and for the Lord, and crave Him and His strength (His might and inflexibility to temptation); seek and require His face and His presence [continually] evermore.—Psalm 105:4 Amplified

Take a few minutes to be encouraged by this wonderful hymn by Bill and Gloria Gaither, We are Standing on Holy Ground

When I walked through the door I sensed God’s presence…We are standing on holy ground and I know that there are angels all around…

Was this encouraging to you? Please feel free to leave a comment in the box below, I'd love to hear from you!

day 26 of 31 days of encouragement...

4 comments:

  1. I have had a few of those holy ground experiences - I wouldn't trade or doubt any of them!

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  2. you were standing on Holy ground Beth, for sure. It's sad when others belittle our experience of God....sadly that verse,,pearls before swine came to mind...although I am sure you would have been careful who you shared with...even many believers have not experienced such a wonderful thing.... but I have, and treasure the memories. God breaks through to us at times when He knows an extra portion of His loving touch will mean so much.....He is so sensitive our needs...He often uses birds as a way to show me He's loving on me.
    YOUR special moment will bless you each time it comes to mind.

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    1. So true, Mary...love how you describe "an extra portion of His loving touch"... "to show me He's loving on me"... special moments indeed ❤️

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