9.25.2006

'regeneration'

O God of the highest heaven,

Occupy the throne of my heart,
take full possession and reign supreme,
lay low every rebel lust,
let no vile passion resist they holy war;
manifest thy mighty power, and make me thine forever.

Thou art worthy to be
praised with my every breath,
loved with my every faculty of soul,
served with my every act of life.

Thou hast loved me, espoused me, received me,
purchased, washed, favoured, clothed, adorned me,
when I was worthless, vile, soiled, polluted.
I was dead in iniquities,
having no eyes to see thee,
no ears to hear thee,
to taste to relish thy joys,
no intelligence to know thee;

But thy Spirit has quickened me,
has brought me into a new world as a new creature,
has given me spiritual perception,
has opened to me thy Word as light, guide, solace, joy.

Thy presence is to me a treasure of unending peace;
No provocation can part me from thy sympathy,
for thou hast drawn me with cords of love,
and dost forgive me daily, hourly.

O help me then to walk worthy of thy love,
of my hopes, and my vocation.
Keep me, for I cannot keep myself;
Protect me that no evil befall me;
Let me lay aside every sin admired of many;
Help me to walk by thy side, lean on thy arm,
hold converse with thee,
That henceforth I may be salt of the earth
and a blessing to all.
~{valley of vision. regeneration..}


every morning, i get to start my day in fellowship with my Savior. may i not take this privilege lightly! it should never become something i do because i must; but because it is a joy, because my soul needs it so desperatly. while i am ashamed to admit it, the fact stands that without His grace i would not desire His presence. may i never forget that it is mercy beyond reason that He allows me to see it for what it is: an undeserved delight.

13 comments:

Sherlock said...

Wow. that was a good post.


First to comment!

wilcoxfamily said...

I agree!!

beth said...

thanks for the post...
very good reminder

joel sczebel said...

wise words.

the ninny mouse said...

good post. but it's hard to think of a good comment on such a serious post.

too busy, too said...

all's quiet on the cyber front...

l33t_d00d said...

boo!

wasn't too hard to track
you down ms. welles.

"teh na blog?"
you speaka da l33t?
if so, sw33333t.

i'll check out teh na blog when i get a chance.

the second to last stanza of that prayer is, wow, wonderful. excellent choice.

you coming to movie night tomorrow?
as your presence will be expected if no domestic duties would prohibit your attendance.

your move. ;)

l33t_d00d said...

boo!

wasn't too hard to track
you down ms. welles.

"teh na blog?"
you speaka da l33t?
if so, sw33333t.

i'll check out teh na blog when i get a chance.

the second to last stanza of that prayer is, wow, wonderful. excellent choice.

you coming to movie night tomorrow?
as your presence will be expected if no domestic duties would prohibit your attendance.

your move. ;)

l33t_d00d said...
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matt said...

DOH. how'd that happen?

Sherlock said...

lost...

Sherlock said...

What is L33t??

dams said...

mr walker, ("texas rider!")
congrads on being the 1st grace churchite to find me.

no. i don't speak oddness. i just make dyslexic typos. ie "teh".

no, i'm not coming. your coffee house's choice of movies is a little too old school. HA just kidding. i'm working.

for future reference, my presence shouldn't be expected anywhere on the basis of "domestic duties" or not; as there are other circumstances which prohibit me from be out and about. such as car batteries, personal preference, etc. alas,eh?
no, i don't always say "nope".

dang. i can't keep up old english formality.
checkmate. (haha)