I am obsessed with running my own life, but it's only in dying to myself and receiving the life made possible through Jesus' death that I can really start to live.

I can try to ignore my sin, justify it or try hard to stop it but it's only when I accept that I deserve God's judgement that I can really recieve the grace that deals with sin.

I can try to become rich, in material or spiritual terms, but it's only in recognising my absolute (spiritual) poverty before God that I can recieved the eternal riches that He has for me.

" Let me find your light in my darkness,
your life in my death
your joy in my sorrow,
your grace in my sin
your riches in my poverty
your glory in my valley"
The Valley of Vision (language updated)