In these times of fast-paced living, running here and there, pressured to live up to the expectations of those around us, I've always found comfort in the words of the song, "Take Time to Be Holy", and if I had only one chance left to advise my children and grandchildren, these would be my words:
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 blessing to seek.
Take time to be holy, the world rushes on; spend much 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 your 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 shall be fitted for service above.