“Happy Feet”

“Happy Feet”
Pastor Russell Miller
Mt. Gilead Full Gospel International Ministries

You can’t have “happy feet” (overwhelming joy that makes you do a little tap dance!) unless you have “sure feet” or secure feet. God speaks in various ways, and we have to allow Him to lead us.  In a symbolic way, feet represent foundation.  You must have a solid foundation before the Lord can truly use you.  A perfect example is Moses.  God had to teach Moses a few things before using him to free the Israelites from slavery.  Notice how God instructs Moses to take off his shoes:

Exodus 3:2-5 (NIV) – “Moses and the Burning Bush”
There the angel of the Lord appeared to him in flames of fire from within a bush.  Moses saw that though the bush was on fire, it did not burn up.  So Moses thought, “I will go over and see this strange sight- why the bush does not burn up.” When the Lord saw that he had gone over to look, God called to him from within the bush, “Moses! Moses!” And Moses said, “Here I am.” Do not come any closer,” God said.  ”Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy ground.”

God showed Moses that he couldn’t get any closer to the Lord (in a physical sense) until he got rid of his unclean shoes. But, the same idea applies in the spiritual sense.  We can’t get closer to the Lord until we get rid of unclean thoughts and approach Him with a clean heart.

The Lord goes on to say in the scriptures that every place Moses sets his feet is holy ground.  That’s because God had big plans for Moses- plans to use him in a mighty way!  But first, Moses had to submit himself before the Lord and let God set him in place, ultimately providing him with “sure feet.”

Something to think about: God will anoint you and appoint you if you walk his way!  Let Him set your feet in a firm place.  Let Him give you a solid foundation.  Let Him guide and direct your steps!  Remember that the Word is a lamp unto our feet and light unto our path.  The Bible provides us with the solid foundation we need in order to be used by God.  And, when you live a life that allows the Lord to use you, you’ll definitely have “happy feet!”

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