Saturday, August 11, 2007

Lessons in Warfare

I will love You, O Lord, my strength... for by You I can run against a troop, and by my God I can leap over a wall.

This God
— His way is perfect, the Word of the Lord proves true; He is a shield to all those who take refuge in Him.

For who is God, but the Lord? And who is a rock, except our God?— the God who equipped me with strength and made my way blameless...

He trains my hands for war, so that my arms can bend a bow of bronze.

You have given me the shield of Your salvation, and Your right hand supported me, and Your gentleness made me great.

Excerpts from Psalm 18, English Standard Version

Saturday, August 04, 2007

The Homeward View

Almighty God, may I view all things in the mirror of eternity... may I speak each word as if my last word, and walk each step as my final one.

If my life should end today, let this be my best day.

Valley of Vision: A collection of Puritan prayers and devotions, edited by Arthur Bennett, page 119