29 June 2012

'the guise of zeal for our own perfection'

"We are made for God, and for Him, alone; He cannot therefore take it ill that we forsake all, even ourselves, to find our all in Him. In God we shall see more clearly what we lack than we could in ourselves by all our introspection; which in reality is but the remnant, unexpelled, of self-love, which, under the guise of zeal for our own perfection, keeps our gaze down on self instead of rasied to God."

- From 'the Practice of the Presence of God' by Brother Lawrence, pg. 92

My Covering - Watermark

I died in Your death my Lord
Glory, glory to Your name
Buried in the grave with You
Glory, glory to Your name
And I arose with You my Lord,
Glory, glory to Your name!

Chorus:
Your blood is my covering
My sheltering, where life comes from
Your blood is my innocence
My righteousness, where I begin
Once so far, I am brought near
Glory, glory to Your name
Raised and seated up with You
Glory, glory to Your name
And reconciled to God in You
Glory, glory to Your name!

Bridge:
Death has no victory
Sin has no hold on me
I'm covered in my Christ who is my life....
And I arose with You my Lord
Glory, glory to Your name
Glory, glory to Your name

Chorus:
And Your blood is my covering...
Oh Lord, its where I begin
Your life, Your love, Your blood falls over me
And Your blood is my covering....
Your love it falls over me
And your blood is my covering...

Books that I have read this year...

- The Fountainhead, by Ayn Rand
- Ship of Fools, by Katherine Anne Porter
- One, Two, Buckle My Shoe, by Agatha Christie
- The Practice of the Presence of God, Brother Lawrence
- The Reversal, by Michael Connelly
- not enough of the Bible