“If we discover a desire within us that nothing can satisfy, we should begin to wonder if perhaps we were created for another world.” –C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity
But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. –Philippians 3:20
I had a hard time coming up with a name for this blog, but I think this fits. Not a Local describes my position in life, physically and spiritually. It’s also describing me, not the blog, so I can continue writing about whatever my little heart desires and not have it be out of context.
A woman I admire and respect greatly emailed this to me as a gift for my blog. I love it; it says in a few short lines things that I could never say in volumes. Mainly because I love using unnecessarily long sentences just for fun and I’m not a puritan. Thanks Lisa, this sums up the blog!
Journeying On – Valley of Vision
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 hast created it,
Keep from it every opposing foe,
crush in it every 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.
Thou art the very perfection of all perfections;
All intellect is derived from thee;
My scanty rivulets flow from thy unfathomable
Compared with thee the sun is darkness,
all beauty deformity,
all wisdom folly,
the best goodness faulty.
Thou art worthy of an adoration greater than my dull heart can yield;
Invigorate my love that it may rise worthily to thee,
tightly entwine itself round thee,
be allured by thee.
Then shall my walk be endless praise.