Maximillian Amadeus Banzai (banzai) wrote,
Maximillian Amadeus Banzai

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Holy, holy, holy

In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord seated on a throne, high and exalted, and the train of His robe filled the temple. Above Him were seraphs, each with six wings: With two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they were flying. And they were calling to one another:

"Holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty;
the whole earth is full of His glory."

At the sound of their voices the doorposts and thresholds shook and the temple was filled with smoke.

—Isaiah 6:1-4

It's amazing when God chooses to reveal Himself in a particular way, to shine His own light on a facet of who He is so that His people will be drawn more deeply into worship and adoration of Him. During worship through the day yesterday, in Scripture and song, by His leading rather than our plan, we praised Him with the phrase, "Holy, holy, holy."

I could spend time writing about holiness, but that's not the point. The point is that in His holiness I hear His call to worship Him, to focus on Him, to be in awe of Him, to enjoy Him. To be in His presence means to fall down and do this very thing. What mercy and grace.

There are many things I want to do today, not to be productive but to be faithful—to enjoy Him and spur others to do the same. I want to let Chad and Shannon know how my time praying with them encouraged me yesterday evening. I want to pray with Dave. I want to set up time tomorrow when Annette, Heather, Nate and I can pray, spend time in the Psalms, and seek God's face together for ourselves and our group. God inhabits our praise.

Each of the four living creatures had six wings and was covered with eyes all around, even under his wings. Day and night they never stop saying: "Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty, who was, and is, and is to come." Whenever the living creatures give glory, honor and thanks to Him who sits on the throne and who lives for ever and ever, the twenty-four elders fall down before Him who sits on the throne, and worship Him who lives for ever and ever. They lay their crowns before the throne and say:
"You are worthy, our Lord and God,
to receive glory and honor and power,
for You created all things,
      and by Your will they were created
      and have their being."
—Revelation 4:8-11

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