My Heart, In His Hands

Related image(Psalm 86:11) Teach me Your ways, O Lord; I will walk in Your truth; Unite my heart to fear Your name.

Below is a puritan prayer, from the devotional Book “The Valley of Vision”. As you read, let it be your prayer, your heart’s desire and proclamation–Mike

I am a stranger, with a stranger’s indifference; my hands hold a pilgrim’s staff, my march is Zionward, my eyes are toward the coming of the Lord, my heart is in Thy hands without reserve.

Thou hast created it, redeemed it, renewed it, captured it, conquered it.

Keep from it every opposing foe, crush in it every rebel lust, mortify every treacherous passion, annihilate every earth born desire.

All faculties of my being vibrate to Thy touch; I love Thee with soul, mind, body, strength, might, spirit, affection, will, desire, intellect, understanding.

Thou art the very perfection of all perfections; all intellect is derived from Thee; my scanty rivulets flow from unfathomable fountain.

Compared with thee the sun is darkness, all beauty deformity, all wisdom folly, the best goodness faulty.

Thou art worthy of an adoration greater than my dull heart can yield. Invigorate my love that it may rise worthily to Thee, tightly entwine itself around Thee, be allured by Thee.

Then shall my walk be endless praise.

 

 

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About Michael J Erdel

Mike is a pastor with The Christian and Missionary Alliance in the Rochester N.Y. area at "The Savior's Chapel". His desire is to encourage the Church of Jesus Christ, and declare God's hope through His Son Jesus, to a world which is long on excuses and short on hope. Mike has experienced the truth that when we kneel before Christ, surrendering to Him as Savior and LORD, we truly can rise above this world and the sinfulness that entangles us. We can Defy Gravity.
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