For brokenness comes,
for it's what He desires,
a broken spirit,
a broken and contrite heart........
But only He can create a clean heart!
May your weekend kindest friends be one of a call to brokenness!
Allow Him to recall you to Him.............and enable us all to feel our first love!
Lord, High and Holy, meek and lowly,
Thou hast brought me to the valley of vision,
where I live in the depths but see thee in the heights;
hemmed in by mountains of sin I behold thy glory.
Let me learn by paradox
that the way down is the way up,
that to be low is to be high,
that the broken heart is the healed heart,
that the contrite spirit is the rejoicing spirit,
that the repenting soul is the victorious soul,
that to have nothing is to possess all,
that to bear the cross is to wear the crown,
that to give is to receive,
that the valley is a place of vision.
Lord, in the daytime stars can be seen from deepest wells,
and the deeper the wells the brighter thy stars shine;
Let me find thy light in my darkness,
thy life in my death,
thy joy in my sorrow,
thy grace in my sin,
thy riches in my poverty,
thy glory in my valley................(from the Valley of Vision: A Collection of Puritan Prayers and Devotions)
Revival is happening.....................God is calling His people.............Time is short!
Death brings life,
and brokenness is the pathway to wholeness!
Pass me not, O gentle Savior,
Hear my humble cry;
While others Thou art calling,
Do not pass me by.
Come Lord Jesus,
and purge our hearts
With sacrificial flame;
Let our whole soul an offering be
To our Redeemer's Name...........(Andrew Reed)
"Let your religion be less of a theory................and more of a love affair."(G. K. Chesterton)
all is well within my soul,