Take Time to Be Holy
It was an innocent comment. “The chicken is chewy.” I had worked hard on supper after a long day of cleaning, helping the kids with school, and getting ready to leave. My body was exhausted. My response to the comment was not kind. In my mind, I felt justified. I had worked all day for my family, and it wasn’t appreciated. But then I heard a quiet voice in my head, it said, “Take time to be holy.” In the midst of all my busyness that was something I had not done.
A week later, the phrase from this hymn is still with me. The only problem is that is all I remember from the hymn were the five words “Take time to be holy.” What does it actually mean to do that? For me, it meant I had not spent time with God seeking his guidance and resting in His presence. It also meant that I had not taken the time to stop and think before my comment was made. Leafing through the hymn book, I found the hymn and began to sing the words.
- Taking time to be holy is about a relationship. We become like those we spend time with.
- Taking time to be holy takes time. It is about abiding in Him always and praying continually.
- Taking time to be holy is all about grace because without God’s grace and Jesus’s sacrifice we would not be holy.
- Taking time to be holy includes action and living out the words of Jesus.
- Taking time to be holy means learning with others more about our Heavenly Father.
Whether they talk about it or not, some believers I know take time to be holy. They spend time with God. They live out their faith. They seek him daily in prayer. When I grow up, I want to be like them.