Devotional: Wherever You Stand is Holy Ground
“Set your sights on things above, not on earthly things.”Colossians 3:2
Have you ever visited a place where you’ve felt the presence of God so strongly, or been somewhere and immediately felt at peace like it’s been touched by God?
Maybe a church, or a garden or a home.
It’s what we like to call “holy ground.” A place blessed by God, a place to feel closer and draw closer with Him, a place of worship and rest.
But in truth, when you carry God within you, wherever you go, wherever you stand, is holy ground.
“Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the holy spirit, who is in you, whom you have received form God?”1 Corinthians 6:19
What’s in your heart will come out of your mouth, what’s in your line of eye is where your feet will walk.
Keep your eyes on things above. What’s in your heart will come out of your mouth, what’s in your line of eye is where your feet will walk.
When our mind is focused on God and His commandments, and we carry them within our hearts, our focus will be less on distractions of this world.
It will keep us in the presence of God when we are in constant thought and communication with Him.
Share the news of the gospels. Wherever we go, whoever we meet we can be Gods voice to others who don’t know Him.
We help can keep God’s word alive and active as we are commanded to do, and look to Jesus as a great example in doing this.
We can also represent the love and kindness of God by being hospitable- inviting others into our home, our church, out for coffee for genuine conversation. God will use us to reach others and to make an impact.
When I think of holy places I think of nature; God’s beautiful creation, and of a feeling of being surrounded by God’s presence.
We are God’s most valued creation and can honor Him by being a reflection of Him and walking where the ground in essence may not be so holy.
We can be a light shining brightly in the darkness to help show the way to God.
“In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they my see your good deeds and glorify your father in heaven.”Matthew 5:16
What’s one way you can let God’s love shine through you today?
Reflect your current situation: your physical space, your emotional space. How can you shift your mindset to start perceiving where you are as holy ground?
Lord, please help me to live my life on holy ground. Please help me to be a loving example and true reflection of you, so that everyone I may come into contact will know that I belong to you. Amen