Holy–a small word that can hardly, humanly be defined. Descriptive words that embody holiness are: perfect, sacred, set apart, divine. When men in the Bible encountered God’s holiness, their response was similar; they each fell face down in humble worship. Likewise, when you or I allow our hearts and minds to dwell on the great I AM in this way, we too, become like Isaiah, and Ezekial, and Paul–we become wholly His.
Wholly–all-in, everything, full capacity, entirely. I love this promise found in Scripture: For the eyes of the Lord move to and fro throughout the earth, that He may strongly support those whose heart is completely His. ( II Chronicles 16:9) I want to be strongly supported by an Almighty God, don’t you? I want to be completely His. But often times, things (and I mean frivolous, meaningless, empty things) lure me away. Each thing punctures my heart, causing me to become…
Holey–crack, breach, rift, leak. God says, “For My people have committed two evils: they have forsaken Me, the fountain of living waters, to hew for themselves cisterns, broken cisterns that can hold no water.” (Jeremiah 2:13) I must daily make a choice: do I want to be wholly or holey? One is more deeply satisfying, and the other is superficially pleasurable. One is eternally rewarding, the other is temporarily gratifying. One stays full (to overflowing), the other leaks.
The King of kings asks for our whole heart. He then promises: “He who believes in Me…from his innermost being shall flow rivers of living water.” (John 7:38) The only hole in the vessel should be the one in which His love flows.
I want to be still enough in God’s presence to hear the angels sing, “Holy, Holy, Holy!” I want to fall face down in humble worship. I want to be filled completely with His power and His love. And then from my whole heart, I want to cry out, “Here I am Lord, send me!” (Isaiah 6:8)