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Meeting God

12 Oct

Great God, in public and private, in sanctuary and home, may my life be steeped in prayer, filled with the spirit of grace and supplication, each prayer perfumed with the incense of atoning blood. Help me, defend me, until from praying ground I pass to the realm of unceasing praise. Urged by my need, invited by Thy promises, called by Thy Spirit, I enter Thy presence, worshipping Thee with godly fear, awed by Thy majesty, greatness, glory, but encouraged by Thy love.

I am all poverty as well as all guilt, having nothing of my own with which to repay Thee, but I bring Jesus to Thee in the arms of faith, pleading His righteousness to offset my iniquities, rejoicing that He will weigh down the scales for me, and satisfy thy justice. I bless Thee that great sin draws out great grace, that, although the lest sin deserves infinite punishment because done against an infinite God, yet there is mercy for me, for where guilt is most terrible, there Thy mercy in Christ is most free and deep. Bless me by revealing to me more of His saving merits, by causing Thy goodness to pass before me, by speaking peace to my contrite heart; strengthen me to give Thee no rest untiI Christ shall reign supreme within me in every thought, word, and deed, in a faith that purifies the heart, overcomes the world, works by love, fastens me to Thee, and ever clings to the cross. (The Valley of Vision, Arthur Bennett, Banner of Truth Trust, 1975)

Something to think about as you worship on this beautiful Lord’s Day.

 

Shalom, until next time, Lord willing,

Levi

 

 
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Posted by on October 12, 2014 in Christianity, Faith, Religion

 

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7 responses to “Meeting God

  1. realchange4u

    October 12, 2014 at 7:42 am

    Have your way with me Lord. Let this be my desire, that I would know you. Thanks for sharing Levi. Goodness and mercy follow you and your family.

    Much love Tom

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  2. bill theunfetteredpreacher cote

    October 12, 2014 at 8:11 am

    It is a prayer that should be on all our hearts

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    • Levi Thetford

      October 12, 2014 at 10:26 am

      Thanks Lisa for linking this. I hope you are feeling well. 🌸

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  3. beenough

    October 13, 2014 at 12:48 am

    Amen. This hit close to home for me today. Thank you for sharing.

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  4. Sharon

    October 16, 2014 at 7:07 am

    A little behind in comments and “likes” but be sure that I read your posts daily and am always blessed. I remember reading this before church on Sunday and what a blessing it was. Put me in the right spirit to truly go before the Lord and worship in the right demeanor. Thanks for sharing, Levi.

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