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Charismatic Puritan

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Thursday, July 26, 2007

A Psalm

In the morning
I rise to greet You and present
myself to You;
In the evening
I lay down with You
recalling Your great love
I take each step in between
my rising and sleeping conscious
of Your hand over me;
I take each breath between
my sleeping and my waking
secure in Your sovereignty.

Should the powers of hell come against me
Or the schemes of men overwhelm me,
If my breath should fail me
or my heart give way in my chest, this I know:

You are the Most High God
and all creation obeys Your decrees.

In secret You work the raging of demons
and the schemes of men
to accomplish Your just end.
You ordain sin, even my own sin,
yet You are still holy
And I can trust
that He who killed His own Son for my sake
will not abandon me
nor leave me to my enemies.

For this one thing I know:
How precious is the greatness of the
glory of Your grace;
And awe is the groaning in my mouth
And the tears of my face are called love.


Anonymous Quena said...

Whatcha readin' these days, dude?

28/7/07 00:52  
Blogger Charismatic Puritan said...

I've recently finished Kim Riddlebarger's A Case for Amillennialism. Very well written. That actually brought me into a conversation with a brother on an airplane to Tokyo that led to a very lengthy conversation with a young man that is totally sold out on the lie of Darwinism. I also read Alcorn's "Purity Principle." Some good nuts and bolts stuff there. Right now I'm into Piper/Taylor (eds.)"Suffering and the Sovereignty of God." That was the inspiration for this psalm. I am about to lead a couple of young men through Grudem's new book "Christian Beliefs." In between is American Family Physician, New England Journal, research on Chlamydia screening in men, and trying to keep up on my basic medical skills. I'm studying operations planning (I used to do that for small units, company sized or smaller, but now I'm responsible for a battalion sized unit!) and I've become very interested in pain management because of a couple of patients I have. Oh, and then there's bible study in John.

28/7/07 09:05  

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