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Take Off Your Sandals

At work, my desk is a sea of yellow sticky notes. I use them to remind me of everything I need to do each day. Unless I take the time to write it down and put it in front of my face, I don’t remember.

In Acts 7, Stephen recounts the story of Moses. God talks to Moses through the burning bush and commands Moses to take off his sandals because he is on holy ground. It seems like a weird request. Why would God ask Moses to do that? God was reminding Moses to enter His presence with a humble heart. When you take off your shoes, you are touching the earth. The earth is part of creation. Therefore, taking off your sandals is a way of humbly identifying yourself as part of creation, not the creator. We must remember that God is God, and we are not.

God may not ask us to take off our shoes, but He does ask us to approach Him with a humble heart. So whether you need a bright yellow sticky note or a quiet reminder, remember to humble yourself to God’s authority as you spend time with Him today.

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