Valley of Vision – “The Gospel Way” – pg. 35 (my paraphrase)

Blessed Lord Jesus teach me the Gospel Way that I might ever walk in it

No human mind could conceive or invent the Gospel,
Acting in eternal grace, you are both its Messenger and its Message,

  • Living your life out on earth and displaying infinite compassion,
  • Applying your life to insult, injury, and death,
  • Giving your life that I might be redeemed, ransomed, and freed.

Blessed are you, O Father,
for designing this Gospel Way of grace to find a rebel like me

Eternal thanks to you, O Lamb of God,
for opening this Gospel Way grace so that my blind eyes could see it

Praise everlasting to you, O Holy Spirit,
for applying this Gospel Way of grace to my hardened heart.

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Valley of Vision – Christ the Word, my Husband, my King

The Valley of Vision, “Christ The Word” – Pg. 17 (my paraphrase)

Help me Father,
In a world of created things, changeable things, moving parts, and swirling pieces
Christ remains unshaken.  Word and Sacrament stand firm in the middle of the storm
Like a stone I rest on His sure foundation
I abide in Him and rest in Him for all my mercies are found in Him
He designed, He purchased, He promised, He awakened, and he is perfecting…me

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Valley of Vision – “God: The Everything in everything”

God: The Everything in everything
The Valley of Vision, “God The All” – Pg. 4 (my paraphrase)

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Valley of Vision Redux: Valley of Vision

Adapted from “Valley of Vision”, Valley of Vision – p. 1

Lord, High and Holy, meek and lowly,
You have brought me to the Valley of Vision,
Where I live in the depths that I might see You in the heights;
Where I am hemmed in by mountains of sin, I behold Your 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 everything,
  • That to bear the Cross is to wear the Crown,
  • That to give is to receive,
  • That the Valley is the place of Vision,

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Valley of Vision – “Continual Repentance”

Adapted from “Continual Repentance”
The Valley of Vision p. 76 (my paraphrase)

O God of Grace,
You have counted my sin to my Substitute
You have counted His righteousness to me
You have Clothed me with a Bridegroom’s Robe
You have Decked me with the Jewels of Holiness.

  • But in my Flesh – I am still in Rags
    • My best prayers, stained with sin;
    • My best tears, filled with impurity
    • My confessions of wrong, aggravated with pride
    • My receiving of the Spirit, subverted with selfishness

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