Friday, March 12, 2010

From the Valley of Vision....

Thou Righteous and Holy Sovereign,


In whose hand is my life and whose are all my ways,

Keep me from fluttering about religion;

fix me firm in it,

for I am irresolute;

my decisions are smoke and vapour,

and I do not glorify thee,

or behave according to thy will;

cut me not off before my thoughts grow to responses,

and the budding of my soul into full flower,

for thou art forbearing and good,

patient and kind.

Save me from myself,

from the artifices and deceits of sin,

from the treachery of my perverse nature,

from denying thy charge against my offences,

from a life of continual rebellion against thee,

from wrong principles, views, and ends;

for I know that all my thoughts, affections,

desires and pursuits are alienated from thee.

I have acted as if I hated thee, although thou art love itself;

have contrived to tempt thee to the uttermost,

to wear out thy patience;

have lived evilly in word and action.

Had I been a prince

I would longer ago have crushed such a rebel;

Had I been a father

I would long since have rejected my child.

O, thou Father of my spirit,

thou King of my life, cast me not into destruction,

drive me not from thy presence,

but wound my heart that it may be healed;

break it that thine own hand may make it whole.

3 comments:

Ashley said...

Thank you Blair for this much needed quote. I have been longing for this type Heart. I'll be working on memorizing this.

Ashley S.

Miss Rebekah Ann S. said...

Well, I know that today is the big day, so I just wanted to stop by and again give David and Monica my congratulations!!! :) May the Lord's greatest blessings be upon their Christ-honoring union!

Please be sure to post pictures! ;)

Bekah

Jenn said...

Congratulations to David and Monica!!! Our family prayed for them throughout the day.
Thank you, Blair, for these words. They are what I needed to hear today.
God bless!

Soli Deo Gloria,
Jenn