For our citizenship is in heaven, from which also we eagerly wait for a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ; – Phil 3:20
Beloved, I urge you as aliens and strangers to abstain from fleshly lusts which wage war against the soul. – 1 Peter 2:11
Today as opened my increasingly dogeared copy of ‘The Valley of Vision’, I read these prayerful words:
Lord of the cloud and fire,
I am a stranger, with a stranger’s indifference;
My hands hold a pilgrim’s staff,
My march is Zionward,
My eyes are toward the coming of the Lord,
My heart is in thy hands without reserve.
Thou has created it, redeemed it, renewed it, captured it, conquered it.
Keep from it every opposing foe,
crush in it ever rebel lust,
mortify every treacherous passion,
annihilate every earthborn desire.
All faculties of my being vibrate to thy touch;
I love thee with soul, mind, body, strength, might, spirit, affection, will, desire, intellect, understanding.