Day Seventeen = Put Your Shoes On
How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news, who publishes peace, who brings good news of happiness, who publishes salvation, who says to Zion, “Your God reigns. (Isaiah 52:7)
The armor of God discourse in Ephesians 6 continues in reading: “and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace.” (Eph. 6:15) Shoes were probably not the flashiest piece of the soldier’s armor. But without them, the entire forward march would become a dragging walk.
Moses found himself one day standing before a bush that was on fire but was not burning; an amazing sight to behold. While standing there, out of the bush a voice came and spoke saying “Do not come near; take your sandals off your feet, for the place on which you are standing is holy ground” (Ex. 3:5). God wanted Moses’ feet to feel the heat on the sandy rock underneath him from the fire burning. Although, the scripture does not state conclusively, it is understood that Moses put his sandals back on after leaving that ‘Holy Ground’ in order to fulfill the mandate of the Lord given there.
Likewise, God brings us to special times in His presence where we can kick off our shoes and feel the warmth of His power under us. There He fills us with His grace and calls us to His work. He says “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation.” (Mark 16:15) and “you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” (Acts 1:8b) When we leave His Holy Ground, we feel the anointing to do anything He challenged us to. We jump up, ready to go and conquer the world. Just one thing; put your shoes back on.
The Bible says in relation to our conquering; “The God of Peace will soon crush Satan under your feet.” (Rom. 16:20) If you truly believe that, then put your shoes on and let’s get to work.