Written by cycleguy on May 20th, 2018

Every day I live I am reminded of Isaiah’s words in chapter 6: “Woe is me! For I am lost; for I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips, for my eyes have seen the king, the Lord of hosts!”

What could possibly have gotten Isaiah so worked up and so “slain” that he admits to having unclean lips and living in the midst of unclean people? Only one thing really:

He. caught. a. glimpse. of. the. holiness. of. God.

It must have been an earth-shattering sight for him. A “take me to my knees” sight. A “rock my world” sight. Words fail me when trying to find the words to describe it. This sort of thing happened once to me. I was on a much-needed personal retreat of 4 days of fasting and praying. I needed to clear some things in my head, but more importantly, in my heart.  I was walking the property I was staying at and praying when I found myself on my knees. Overwhelmed and overcome by the weight of it all. For once I felt like I was standing in God’s presence. So began my journey out of legalism and into freedom. But it all started with catching a glimpse of God’s holiness. I didn’t froth at the mouth. I didn’t convulse. I didn’t have any ecstatic experience. I was just overwhelmed.

Here is a song I’d like you to listen to. It is long (a little over 9 minutes) because it is a medly of two songs. They are both good alone. Combined they are powerful. Hope you enjoy. More: I hope it brings you a reality of God’s holiness and helps you focus this week on Him.


7 Comments so far ↓

  1. Ed says:

    God’s holiness just blows me away!

  2. Wow, Bill, this is so powerful! I, too, would be overwhelmed and overcome. Such is the holiness of God.

  3. Crystal says:

    Love that song…and praying for a deeper awareness of both God’s holiness and his grace. Don’t want to ever loose sight of that.

  4. floyd samons says:

    Powerful point! It’s when we see His sovereign power over not just us, but all of His creation, we drop… face to the earth.

    Been there… it’s the best place I’ve ever been on this earth.

    It’s never about where we are physically, but where we are spiritually in Him.

    Great reminder.