Daily Devotional – Jan 19, 2024

Daily Devotional – Jan 19, 2024
January 12, 2024 Lighthouse Network


Awake from thy wandering dream;
turn from chasing vanities,
look inward, forward, unward,
view thyself,
reflect upon thyself,
who and what thou art, why here,
what thou must soon be.

Thou art a creature of God,
formed and furnished by him,
lodged in a body like a shepherd in his tent,
Dost thou not desire to know God’s ways?

Thou injured, neglected, provoked Benefactor
when I think upon thy greatness and thy goodness
I am ashamed at my insensibility,
I blush to lift up my face,
for I have foolishly erred.

Shall I go on neglecting thee,
when everyone of thy rational creatures
should live thee,
and take every care to please thee?

I confess that thou hast not been in all my thoughts,
that the knowledge of thyself as the end of
my being has been strangely overlooked,
that I have never seriously considered my heart-need.

But although my mind is perplexed and divided,
my nature perverse,
yet my secret dispositions still desire thee.

Let me not delay to come to thee;
Break the fatal enchantment
that binds my evil affections,
and bring me to a happy mind that rests in thee,
for thou hast made me and canst not forget me.

Let thy Spirit teach me
the vital lessons of Christ,
for I am slow to learn;
And hear thou my broken cries.

This is an excerpt from a book Valley of Vision by Arthur Bennett. If you would like to buy this book please click here.

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