St.Monan’s Sunrise, East Neuk of Fife.
Photography courtesy of Ben Bremner,

When the Lord saw that he turned aside to look, God called to him from the midst of the bush and said, “Moses, Moses!” And he said, “Here I am.” 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 3:4-5 (NASB)

I usually begin these devotionals with a relatable story, but that is not the case this Monday morning. In fact I am writing this on late Sunday evening under the burden that the Spirit has laid on my heart. It begins with what is a regular practice of mine, enjoying consecrated songs on YouTube – mainly traditional hymns and choruses. On Sunday I found myself listening to Holy Ground in a beautiful medley at Whitewell Tabernacle Belfast, which touched my heart deeply. What a beautiful consecrated worship song it is!

It was written by Geron Davis in 1979, when he was nineteen. He wrote on the request of his father, a pastor, for the dedication of their newly refurbished church. It was later released to wide acclaim in 1983, and has been covered by many gospel singers and choirs as they praised God.

Dear reader, as my spirit joined in singing this beautiful song I became aware of The Spirit speaking inaudibly to me within: “that wherever we stand as children of God is holy ground.” Moses met God at the burning bush, which was holy ground because the Almighty was there. Moses was doing his everyday routine, that he had done many times before, and God met him in the mundane things of his life. Brethren believe me when I tell you that if you know and love God, and Jesus as your Lord and Saviour, the third member of the Godhead (The Holy Spirit) dwells within you, and around you. Wherever you stand is holy ground because of His presence with you! This morning pause and appreciate the presence of the Triune God with you in your Monday routine.


18 thoughts on “Holy Ground

  1. Amen, brother. I’ve felt these Holy Ground moments many times during my Christian walk. One day, Nancy and I ran into a precious senior adult sister at a local grocery store. She told us about her recent health struggles. Right then and there, standing at the end of an aisle, we paused to pray. It was like time stood still, brother! Our little prayer meeting became Holy Ground.

    Thanks for the background info on one of my favorite worship songs.

    God’s best to the Kearns clan. 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

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    1. Thank you David for your precious encouragement and your testimony. Incidentally that reminded me a similar incident in my our family…which I will save for Testimony Tuesday.
      I am so thankful for you brother, your love of God, His Word, and your obedience to Him. May He cover you and Nancy in His loving presence today.

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  2. Thank you sincerely. The timing of your post has been a significant moment in my Monday routine. My laptop was flooded by Prayer needs from all over the international scene and disturbing stories of the lack of Christian commitment all around the world. I felt I had to prayerfully surrender it all to the Lord before going into town. Then your post came in and I stopped and decided to read it first. I sat still, listened to the music and knew our whole room was flooded by His Presence. We worshipped. Now we can journey to town and pray His Light will shine through us to others. Bless you!

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    1. Hallelujah! Praise God for His timing in His care for His children! I am truly humbled to be a small servant for Him in such things. May our Father continue to lead and bless you both in your faithful prayer ministry.

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    1. Thank you Denise for your precious words of encouragement. And thank you for following Devotional Treasures. I pray that our Father God will continue to guide and bless you each day sister, Amen.
      p.s. I love your devotional writing style too!😁

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  3. Amen! Great post Alan! I never thought about that, wherever we stand is holy ground because God is with us! Thank you for sharing. God bless 🥰

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