Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Speaking of.....

Valley of Vision

If you followed the link to Sovereign Grace Ministries (SGM) Radio you would have heard music from their CD titled Valley of Vision. The music is based off of the book titled Valley of Vision which is a collection of puritan prayers and devotions.

From the SGM web page:

Puritans like John Bunyan, Thomas Watson, Richard Baxter, and Isaac Watts knew their hearts, their Bibles, and their God much better than we do. Many of them wrote down their prayers not to be published, but to assess their own spiritual growth and to encourage themselves in times of spiritual dryness. These prayers reveal a personal, humble, passionate relationship with an awesome God, a living Savior, and an active Spirit. Reading their meditations inspires us to pursue the same level of reality as we worship God.

Last night I started reading a book by John MacArthur called "Hard To Believe" and interestingly enough I came across this:

Lord, high and holy, meek and lowly, 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, the the contrite spirit is the rejoicing spirit, that the repenting soul is the victorious soul, that to have nothing is to possess everything, that to bear the cross is to wear the crown, that to give is to receive. Let me find thy light in my darkness thy joy in my sorrow, thy grace in my sin, thy riches in my poverty, thy glory in my valley, thy life in my death

From Valley of Vision, Arthur Bennett,ed.

I don't own this book but you can bet I will very soon!

I also plan on buying a few cd's from SGM.


Donna Boucher said...

Beautiful prayer.

I sent Emma to that website and we followed quite a few links.
She is on a worship team and plays and sings on Sunday and Tuesday nights.

She loves it.

janice said...

you're having fun finding new music....
I thought you'ld be blogging about the torment you went through last night

Dana said...

Valley of Vision, ed Bennett is full of very meaty prayers....each one could be a lengthy personal devotion.

I like it very much....but use Spurgeon more often.

Dana in GA

PS I'm checking in on Heather everyday. She is totally amazing.