And now unto him who is able to keep us from falling and lift us from
the dark valley of despair to the bright mountain of hope, from the
midnight of desperation to the daybreak of joy; to him be power and
authority, for ever and ever. Amen.
-Martin Luther King
In December of 2005 I wrote the below entry on my blog:
As the new year approaches I find myself clinging to the truth above.
I will be glad to see 2005 pass and for a new year to come.
I pray that I will walk with the wisdom gained from the shadows of the
I pray that I will chase daylight with renewed vision.
That the grip of disappointment will be broken through surrender.
That I will be able to apprehend what I was apprehended for in greater
That I will learn to bravely love in wisdom's light, again.
That I will dare to jump in the lion's pit even though I might lose
That I won't sleep in Delilah's lap and lose my vision.
I pray for the armor of light to protect me from myself.
I long for deeper meaning, fuller life and awakened passions, governed
by submission to His will.
I pray that this would be the year that Christ would be all in all.
By the grace of God and to His praise alone...I can say that He answered EVERYONE of those requests above and way beyond my expectations.
I had no clue how that prayer would change my life.
If you do anything this new year, do this: