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Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Holy Ground Hawaiian Style

"Make space for time alone with Me... seeking My Face. Be still and attentive in My Presence. You are on holy ground." (197)
An interesting custom in the Islands is the practice of removing your shoes when entering into a home. Most homes will have a little sign saying something like this, "Hawaiian Style: Please remove your shoes. Mahalo!" (Check out: www.bananapatchstudio.com) Most traditional Island churches also practice this custom. Incidentally, I think Moses would have made a good Hawaiian! (Ex. 3:5)
It has been a good reminder to me that I need to strip off the things that would hinder entering into His Presence. The good news is that as I leave my time alone with Him, I leave lighter, less burdened, stripped of sin and stress. What a great way to go into my day! What a great 'custom' to get use to, after all, isn't it forever going to be...
Heaven's Style: All Sin/Stress/Burdens....Removed!
A Big Mahalo (Thank You)...dmc


  1. Some things we can remove ourselves--like shoes. But many other things we need God's help in removing--pain from the past, bitterness, regrets, and of course, sin. When we try to remove these things ourselves, we suffer from depression, anger and frustration. No doctor other than The Doctor can help us totally remove them. But we have to not only ask for help but do our part in letting them go. So glad that our God has shoulders wide enough and strong enough to carry all the issues that I have had to release over the last few years...

  2. Yes...no matter what the issue is... Confession is good for any soul!
    "Is anyone among you suffering? He should pray...Therefore, confess your faults to one another and pray for one another; so that you may be healed. The intense prayer of the righteous is very powerful." (James 5:13,16)
    God's plan is a good option! Thanks for sharing!