Reading in the Valley of Vision today I came upon a part of a prayer that immediately reminded me of this. I love it when the Lord reminds me of something he has introduced me to and how much more I still have to learn from it.
I think of the thy glory and my vileness,
thy majesty and my meanness,
thy beauty and my deformity,
thy purity and my filth,
thy righteousness and my iniquity.
Thou hast loved me everlastingly, unchangeably,
may I love thee as I am loved;
Thou hast given thyself for me,
may I give myself to thee;
Thou hast died for me,
may I live to thee,
in every moment of my time,
in every moment of my mind,
in every pulse of my heart.
May I never dally with the world and its allurements,
but walk by thy side,
listen to they voice,
be clothed with thy graces,
and adorned with thy righteousness.
Friday, January 6, 2012
Traveling back and forth between college and home has been quite the interesting endeavor for me. For the first time in my life, I am part of two entirely separate and unconnected "worlds" and I travel back and forth between them every couple of months. I feel a little bit like standing in an enchanted forest hopping into pools that become worlds all their own. However, my transition is little less picturesque and adventuresome and little more like teenagers sitting in the same cramped position inside of a packed car and dozing in and out of consciousnesses for eight hours. Anyway, it is strange to be constantly going back and forth between "worlds" because conversations, events, implications, etc. are isolated between places. Quite frequently, I will go to say something and realize that I am talking to the other group of people. After catching people up for fifteen minutes, what I was about to say kind-of looses its point.
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
"You then, my child, be strengthened by the grace that is in Christ Jesus, and what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also. Share in suffering as a good soldier of Christ Jesus. No soldier gets entangled in civilian pursuits, since his aim is to please the one who enlisted him."