In this 1964 article by Mahalia Jackson (1911 – 1972), the iconic Gospel singer explained for the reader the relationship she had with the Almighty and further remarked that this relationship was the exact one God required from Christians:
"- you have to have a made-up mind. You don't straddle the fence serving God; we must put our all on the alter and let God abide. In my own life, in New Orleans and Chicago, I learned to lean on the word of God. I still read the Bible every day and ask God to give me the understanding of His Word. For the Bible says, 'Seek Me, learn of Me.'"
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