Take time to be holy, Speak oft with thy Lord.
Abide in Him always, and feed on His word:
Make friends of God's children, Help those who are weak,
Forgetting in nothing His blessings to seek.
Take time to be holy, the world rushes on
Spend time in secret with Jesus alone
By looking to Jesus like Him thou shalt be
Thy friends in thy conduct His likeness shall see.
Take time to be Holy, let Him be thy guide,
And run not before Him whatever betide;
In joy or in sorrow still follow thy Lord,
And looking to Jesus, still trust in His word.
Take time to be holy, Be calm in thy soul;
Each thought and each motive beneath His control
Thus led by His Spirit to fountains of love
Thou soon shalt be fitted for service above.
The devotional that I am reading right now is titled "Take time to be Holy". It reminded me of this old hymn, which I've been meditating on a lot lately. It does take time to be holy, to become more like Jesus. But if you're pressed for time, it's just the few minutes here and there that we take to say a prayer, read a scripture, sing a song of worship, speak a word of praise, that keep us in His presence all day long. Take the time, all of the time, "to be holy".