Thursday, April 3, 2008

Holy is the Lord!

Have you ever had one of those days when your heart is just full? I feel like a my cup is overflowing with the goodness of God! His grace! His mercy! His unfailing love! Oh, my!

As I was praying this morning, I was once again humbled in His presence. I had the music from this blog playing and Karen Wheaton's song, "Lord You're Holy" came on. It was as if His presence filled the room! I began meditating on His Holiness and went to Isaiah 6.

His Holiness. Think about it! When we look at His Holiness, we see much more clearly how sinful we are. All the muck and mire of our lives start screaming to leave. Even our "righteousness" pales- for our "righteousness is as filthy rags".

We serve a Holy God. How then do we reason away His standards and live beneath His expectations for us? I am not in any way, shape, form or fashion preaching legalism. I am talking about consecration and sanctification. We must be set apart for His use. Consecrated and cleansed for His service.

Can we do this on our own! No way! It is only through the precious blood of Jesus that we can even think about approaching the Holy throne of God. But it is also because of His precious blood that we can wash away all of the filth of our sinful nature. We read His Word and are washed!

God dropped chorus in my heart when I was expecting my Mackenzie. A friend did an arrangement for it and got it copywrited. The words are:
I worship You in the beauty of Your Holiness.
I want to lift Your Name to heights unknown.
Holy is Your Name.
Holy are You, Lord.
I worship You in the beauty of Your Holiness.
I worship You in the beauty of Your Holiness.
Psalms 29:2
His Holiness is beautiful! His Holiness is:
"Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord Almighty; the whole earth is full of His glory."
Ask Him today for a glimpse of His Holiness. Seek Him with your whole heart and you will find Him. Allow His spirit to convict you, His blood to atone you and His Word to cleanse you!
And respond with, "Here am I. Send me!"
love you all!


Karen said...

Thank you for sharing today. I am going to copy down the words you shared about His Holiness. You are an encouragement to me. Thank you for the time you take to reach out to others.


Rusty L. Blann said...

Great blog, and a great reminder of God's Holiness. Thanks for sharing! Love you.