THE ALTAR OF HOLY GROUND

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We can kneel anywhere and anywhere can be HIS altar and holy ground.  Kneeling is the best posture before the LORD because of the submissive position and perspective. 

HE IS THE HOLY GOD WE KNEEL BEFORE

When GOD is the LORD of your life, you will not bow down to anyone……..so why do we?  Why do we consider other people’s opinions more important than GOD’S?  Why do we build other altars to meaningless things and pursuits?  Our current culture is dictating what we should do and how to do it.  These voices right now are the loudest ones, the woke ones.  But we as Christians need to listen only to ONE voice and that is the voice of our HOLY GOD.

PSALM 95: 6-7  “COME, LET US BOW DOWN IN WORSHIP, LET US KNEEL BEFORE THE LORD OUR MAKER; FOR HE IS OUR GOD AND WE ARE THE PEOPLE OF HIS PASTURE, THE FLOCK UNDER HIS CARE.  TODAY IF ONLY YOU WOULD HEAR HIS VOICE…….”

So come, bow down and hear……..listen for HIS voice, the holy voice of the universe.  In Genesis we read where Jacob built an altar to GOD……..

GENESIS 35: 3  “THEN COME, LET US GO TO BETHEL, WHERE I WILL BUILD AN ALTAR TO GOD, WHO ANSWERED ME IN MY DAY OF DISTRESS AND WHO HAS BEEN WITH ME WHEREVER I HAVE GONE.”

GOD was with Jacob wherever he went!  And wherever we kneel we are building our faith, our own altar………one prayer at a time, one solid truth at a time.  And we do it all for GOD, not to impress HIM, but to honor HIM for who HE is!  Look to HIS altar of abundance of grace and mercy.  Because we as sinners need it and we need HIM, our Savior, our Messiah, our great KING.

GOD said to Jacob………“I am GOD almighty” (Genesis 35:11).  Let us honor HIM with our knees today. 

1 TIMOTHY 1: 17  “TO THE KING OF THE AGES, IMMORTAL, INVISIBLE, THE ONLY GOD, BE HONOR AND GLORY FOREVER AND EVER!”

Yes, HE is our KING and HE invites us into HIS presence, HIS throne room, before HIS altar.  It is a sacred place and anywhere you are you can bow down to HIM and submit before HIM.  Don’t think you can only honor GOD in Church.  You can honor HIM and praise HIM anywhere you are.  Just do this with a pure heart, a needing heart and a heart that desires to glorify HIM.

All the earth is the LORD’S and everything in it……..all of it, anywhere we go belongs to HIM. 

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GOD sees us as we are, right where we are!  What a comfort to know that everything is HIS and in HIS control.  And HE loves us and wants us to turn to HIM, wherever we are in whatever situation we are in. 

Let’s be watchful and careful of the other altars we build in our lives…….the altar of career, or money or social media.  Because the enemy wants to draw us away from GOD in any way possible.  And oh how we build these altars over time sometimes without realizing we have in our midst.  

Let’s be discerning today and seriously look at all we have built in our lives……..are we building for CHRIST?  Keep spending time with HIM, beholding HIM any way you can.  Keep your eyes focused on HIS altar and off of the world’s altars, all of which are meaningless and dead ends.

Come today and seek…….listen and bow down to the ONE who died for you and for me.  Kneel before HIS altar of grace and forgiveness.  And know that HE loves you because HE was willing to die to save you!

2 CORINTHIANS 3: 18  “AND WE ALL, WITH UNVEILED FACE, BEHOLDING THE GLORY OF THE LORD, ARE BEING TRANSFORMED INTO THE SAME IMAGE FROM ONE DEGREE OF GLORY TO ANOTHER.”

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3 thoughts on “THE ALTAR OF HOLY GROUND

  1. So true! ” we build these altars over time sometimes without realizing”
    Often, especially in the midst of high emotions, or during time of blessing (and we become lazy), we turn to worldly perspectives without realizing. Unless we repent at once, that turn can change our trajectory.
    I do bow down before God Almighty with you, dear sister.

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