HOLINESS TO THE LORD
I went to the meeting
And up high I looked
As the towering sign,
“Holiness to the Lord,” right from the Book.
I thought about it,
For quite a long while,
What it meant,
Then it made me smile.
It wasn’t something
That I could earn or do.
It was something only the Lord
Could carry me through.
The key is God’s grace
That, years ago, I’d found,
To enable me to take on His holiness
From Heavenward down.
It was a Victory
That I’d just found,
A step closer to the Lord
Hearing His voice sound.
It is only Him,
Who will guide me through
Those “Holiness to The Lord” daily things,
Reaching to the Blue.
— Charles B. Mayes
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When I think about that sign, over the platform in the church worship center, it reminds me of not only what God wants, but it also reminds me of what God gives us when we seek Him.
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