You are an awesome, amazing, powerful, compassionate God. You are the King of kings and the Lord of lords. You put all other gods and other ways to shame.
You demand holiness for you are holy.
You demand righteousness for you are righteous.
You demand perfection for you are perfect.
And if that were not enough, the prophet Isaiah says:
For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. (Isaiah 55:8-9 ESV)
Holy God, this is awesome and somewhat scary, and how can I attain to this?
How can I be holy as you are holy since I am so sinful?
How can I keep my way pure since I walk in other ways?
How can I keep my mind and eyes and thoughts on the things that are above since I am so easily distracted by the worries of this world?
By guarding it according to your word. (Psalm 119:9 ESV)
Help me to run to your Word.
Open my heart to hear.
Open my eyes to see.
May I find joy in your Word and may I see your holiness in your Word.
May you guard my ways and protect me from Satan’s power.
May I find joy in your presence.
May I always seek you that I may strive to be holy as you are holy.
Holy God…I thank you and praise your holy name.
The Pastor -|—