To The Cross I Cling

But I do not account my life of any value nor as precious to myself, if only I may finish my course and the ministry that I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God.
Acts 20:24

For my today’s devotion after meditating on Acts 20:24, the LORD reminded me of this portion from Arthur Bennett’s The Valley of Vision. I also remembered this song from the Village Church. May these minister to you as they did to me.

No day of my life has passed that has not proved me guilty in thy sight.
Prayers have been uttered from a prayerless heart;
Praise has been often praiseless sound;
[Scripture has been read with thoughtless mind];
My best services are filthy rags.
Blessed Jesus, let me find a covert in thy appeasing wounds…
I am guilty, but pardoned,
lost, but saved,
wandering, but found,
sinning, but cleansed.
Give me perpetual broken-heartedness,
Keep me always clinging to thy cross,
Flood me every moment with descending grace…

Bennett (1975) p.83

*bracketed line not in the original

Reference: Bennett, A. (1975). The Valley of vision : a collection of Puritan prayers and devotions. Banner Of Truth Trust.

Published by Jeff Chavez

Sinner saved by grace

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