By Brooke Holt
“When the Lord saw that Moses turned aside to see, God called to him out of the bush, ‘Moses, Moses!’ And he said, ‘Here I am.’ Then he said, ‘Do not come near; take your sandals off your feet, for the place on which you are standing is holy ground.’” (Exodus 3:4–5)
What a day that was for Moses! It started as an ordinary day in his life. Moses was doing his daily work as a shepherd, heading with his flock to the west side of the wilderness. Then suddenly, the angel of the Lord appeared to Moses (Exodus 3:1–2). God interrupted Moses’s ordinary life with an extraordinary new plan, a plan to be revealed on that day.
Moses was used to being alone with his flock. But that day, he heard a new voice: “Moses, Moses!” And Moses responded with simple faithfulness: “Here I am.” Moses was drawn to the wonder before him—the burning bush. And as he approached that bush, he heard the Lord call his name. Life for Moses would never be the same!
God called Moses to recognize that he was standing on holy ground. That was the same ground Moses had walked upon hundreds of times before, yet that day the dust was holy because of the presence of the Lord. On that holy ground, Moses encountered the Lord. Since birth, Moses had been set apart for such a time as this. That day, Moses learned the calling on his life. He was the one God would use to lead his people out of Egypt.
In your everyday, ordinary life, God calls you to recognize his calling for you. When you work for the Lord, your daily routine is set apart for him (Colossians 3:23). The presence of the Lord changes your motivation, your work, and your perspective. You no longer just go through the motions, no matter how routine your tasks are. You serve the living God! You see people as he does, and you pray that God will build his kingdom through you. You are standing on holy ground because of the presence of the divine in you—the Holy Spirit.
God has a call on your life. You have been set apart for such a time as this. You are needed! You are anointed for God’s purposes. Are you responding as Moses did? “Here I am.”
Do you recognize God’s presence in your life? Do you see your ordinary, daily work as his call on your life? Spend time in prayer, thanking God for your calling and asking him for faithfulness to serve him with joy. We would love to hear your thoughts in the comments.
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