Rooted in His Holy Ground
“Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the Lord will bring you today.
The Egyptians you see today you will never see again.
The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.”
(Exodus 14:13-14, New International Version)
For the Israelites, life after Egypt looked a lot different; they were called to a life of stillness, trust, surrender and obedience. He made a way for them, holy ground to the abundant life. The victory He overcame for the Israelites, well it is right there below you, in the daily tasks. Perhaps even the mundane parts of life, He calls us to this life on mission for Him as we lay down our lives for Him in every situation. As we take up the cross, He prepares the path below us.
Life as a special needs mama is one I never planned on because I looked at my capacity and knew my qualifications were lacking. He quickly has taught me I just need to continue to be open to what He wants to show me, what He wants to take and use for His good.
We have to stand firm on His holy ground. He has placed us where we are right now for a reason, for our good and for His glory. When we take our position in Jesus, the roots get stronger and stronger, our footing is set to His pace, His presence is increased. He takes over and makes us aware of the unlimited riches of His glory.
I had to start letting God lead because when I try to be in control, it’s exhausting. It spurred on one too many voices of lies in my head and we are not purposed to do anything apart from Him. I still continue to struggle with this because our flesh would have us holding tightly to the lie that being on the sidelines is defeat. I am learning every day to champion God’s capacity, magnitude and faithfulness. Accepting that when I am diminished, He is the main focus and He is the victory I get to live in.
Rooted in His holy ground looks like trust and stillness. To be still and know He went before us. We can fully trust, have complete confidence that God, the one who created us, laid the foundation for all of us to build on off of Him. That it is all part of the plan, that we can surrender it all, so that He can make something of it. Now it might take just a short time, but it could also take days, months or even decades - but He will. He calls us.
Standing firm on His Holy ground calls us to surrender and obey. He gives us the position in Him, this intertwined root system of His whole being is never failing, and always present. We get to take our position on His holy ground when we put our undoubting faith in Jesus.
So my question for you today is, are you taking a stance, are you standing firm right where He has you? What does that look like in your daily life?
Victory is won on holy ground, ours is the freedom where there did not appear to be a way. You see, Moses meant it when he told the Israelites they would see the deliverance the Lord would bring and surely our Father kept His promise.
Taking our place on His holy ground is, in fact, the mission He has given to us. No matter how that looks in your daily life, He sets out to have His glory cover the ground below us. He promises to fight for us. Will we let Him?
Perhaps right now it might be hard to see over the mountain in your life or maybe you are in the valley waiting to make the big trek up. Wherever it is He has you planted, can I invite you to stand firm in that very spot?
That ground below you might look like a whole lot of grit, maybe a pile mundane or an overwhelm of fear, heartache or guilt. Would you become still and trust, surrender and obey?
I thought that whenever God needed me and wherever He called me, that I would surely feel equipped and qualified for the task. I thought His mission for me would be this huge great “thing” that made all the difference for His Kingdom. I had my blinders on, my flesh telling me something that was not His truth.
When we lay down our life for Him, we are allowing Him to use us however He needs. We think we know what the plan is, we think we have control over a situation. He is so much more powerful than that. He has His way of doing things and He always has a reason.
I am learning each day, really in each moment of my time spent on earth, He has gone ahead of us, prepared the way.
Holy ground is the place where He makes a way where there really was no way. His presence is made known right where He had the Israelites planted, and the same is true for our lives.
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