Sunday, March 21, 2010

A Benediction for the Mountaintops and Valleys

This morning at NMC, I closed the message with a benediction. Several asked if we could have asked if they could have it. I told them I would post it on my blog.

Here it is:
As you journey on the path of becoming a Fully Committed Disciple,
may you embrace both the mountain tops and the valleys.

When you find yourself on the mountaintop of blessing or insight,
may you see the perspective God has for you.
may you hear His word, and
may you prepare to do what that word says.

When you walk through into the valley of trials and temptation also known as life,
may you find joy in the journey that God has allowed,
may you put into practice the perspective that you’ve gained in the mountaintop, and
may you see the growth that is taking place in you.

2 comments:

Karli Anne said...

I loved the message this morning! It really spoke to me...God has given you an amazing gift, Derry. Thanks :-)

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this bit of wisdom that we all need.