Holy Ground on God’s Path

The stories of Moses are wonderful.  His encounter with God at the burning bush is especially compelling.  At the beginning of the encounter, God told Moses to take off his shoes because he was standing on holy ground.

Moses had walked many places.  He grew up in the Pharaoh’s palaces.  No doubt he had entered Egyptian temples.  He killed a man in fields where the Hebrews worked.  He ran away to Midian.  He tended sheep in pastures.  On Mount Horeb, though, Moses went to see a burning bush and God called it holy ground.

Until he stepped on holy ground, Moses went where he chose.  After he stepped on holy ground, Moses went where God commanded.  Before Moses had chosen his own way.  Afterward, Moses followed God’s way.

Adelaide Pollard had a passion to serve God.  She wanted to be a missionary in foreign lands.  She never went because she lacked financial support.  At a prayer service, though, she heard another woman say, “It really doesn’t matter what you do with us, Lord, just have your own way with our lives.”  Those words taught Pollard to accept God’s way for her life, and they inspired her to write the words to Have Thine Own Way, Lord.  Make the words of this verse your prayer today.

Have Thine own way, Lord! Have Thine own way!
Search me and try me, Master, today!
Whiter than snow, Lord, wash me just now,
As in Thy presence humbly I bow.

Follow the Lord’s way.  His way is holy ground.  His way is the only way that leads to life.

Follow the Path!

[Use with Choosing Moses, day 23 of A Labyrinth Pilgrimage]

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