If you were raised in a Christian home like me, then you’ve probably seen the animated movie The Prince of Egypt. Yes, it was a goosebumps-inflicting; wave of chills moment when God used Moses to part the sea…but one segment of the movie stuck out more to me…
The burning bush.
“Then he said, ‘Do not come near here; remove your sandals from your feet, for the place on which you are standing is holy ground.'” Exodus 3:5
When Moses begins to fear man and his own past, God reminds Moses who He is.
“I AM WHO I AM…” Exodus 3:14
God then goes on to tell Moses what actions to take and what the end result will be…the freeing of his people. (Read the whole chapter of Exodus 3 to soak in this story..preferably while eating popcorn)
Goodness! How would you feel if God asked you to revisit the place where your past will be ever present in the minds of those around you?! Not to mention that Moses killed a man! *Facepalm*
It comes down to God, the Big Cheese, the Dude Upstairs…the great I AM.
When we focus on man all we see is the mental capacity of man. When we focus on God…well, let’s just say that He can’t fit into a box and is too dynamic to dissect. Sheesh, just look at how much He loves us when we are unloveable!
We don’t need to put on our sandals, for even though our road is narrow, we are walking on holy ground. Our Guide will direct our steps (should we allow Him to), and if we stray from our path He will surely pull us out of the snare of the devil (imagine my saying the enemy’s name in a disgusted manner)…we just need to call upon Him.
“The mind of a man plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps.” Prov. 16:9
“24The Lord’s bond-servant must not be quarrelsome, but be kind to all, able to teach, patient when wronged, 25with gentleness correcting those who are in opposition, if perhaps God may grant them repentance leading to the knowledge of the truth, 26and they may come to their senses and escape from the snare of the devil, having been held captive by him to do his will.” 2 Timothy 2:24-2