Risky Dreamers ~ 1* THE VALLEY OF VISION

Show me Your ways, O Lord, teach me Your paths... (Psalm 25:4)


You have brought me to the valley of vision,
where I live in the depths but see You in the heights;
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 all,
that to bear the cross is to wear the crown,
that to give is to receive,
that the valley is the place of vision

Lord, in the daytime stars can be seen from deepest wells,
and the deeper the wells the brighter thy stars shine.

Let me find Your light in my darkness,
Your life in my death,
Your joy in my sorrow,
Your grace in my sin,
Your riches in my poverty, AND
Your glory in my valley.

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil for You are with me... (Psalm 23:4)

Valleys are one of God's richest locations for men. Resist lamenting the valley, choose to learn from them.

Today's Soul Snippet:

"Steps of faith deliver peace."

*Introduction to this series - Risky Dreamers ~ THE PURITANS

Risky Dreamers - 2 ~ NEW BEGINNING

Risky Dreamers - 3 ~ LONGING AFTER GOD