To say that God is holy is to say that He is set apart, distinct from us. Because of His set apart-ness, there is no way we can ever fathom all of who He is. To the Jews, saying something three times demonstrated its perfection, so to call God, “Holy, Holy, Holy” is to say that He is perfectly set apart, with nothing and no one to compare Him to. That is what it means to be, “holy.”
Read this paragraph from Francis Chan’s “Crazy Love” book this morning. I rose early and read and did my devotions and waited for the 21 days of prayer to start. As I listened to Pastor Aldger this morning, he reminded us that our job as Christians is to pray for our sphere. Our family, friends, workplace, etc. Our job is simply …to pray.
As I set here in the silence surrounded by all my dogs sleeping, I was silent. Silently listening. I had my pen in hand to start writing my prayers out and I was… silent. I could write nothing. I could write so much because we are facing some really BIG challenges. BIG ! I have kept telling myself all morning that perfect love cast out ALL fear. All I could manage to write is, Holy, Holy, Holy ~
In this silence I am looking out the window and the new sunrise is rising and the music playing at 21 days is …
Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty!
Early in the morning our song shall rise to Thee;
Holy, holy, holy, merciful and mighty!
God in three Persons, blessed Trinity!
I just turned and looked at the I-Pad as tears fell. I was in awe that of all the songs that could be played at this exact time and it was this one… Letting me know, he is with me. Talk about perfect timing.
So, the only thing I could end up writing is you are a good, good Father. And just like a good, good Father the next song that played was Chris Tomlin’s , “Good, Good Father.”
You’re a Good, Good Father
It’s who you are, it’s who you are, it’s who you are
And I’m loved by you
It’s who I am, it’s who I am, it’s who I am
Oh, and I’ve seen many searching for answers far and wide
But I know we’re all searching
For answers only you provide
Cause you know just what we need
Before we say a word~
Before we say a word…. You are perfect in all of your ways ~ If this is not a crazy love than I don’t know what is.
Thank you Lord for teaching me that wisdom listens. Thank you for the confirmations this morning that only you could bring. I will find you when I seek you with my whole heart ~ Thank you for this crazy love that you have given me.
So glad to see you writing again. It touches so many hearts and especially, mine. I LOVE YOU!!!!!!
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