Friday, December 8, 2006

If You want me to...

I was able to have a great time with the Lord this morning. Reading, praying, was very nice to sit with Him and vent, cry, laugh and learn. I was heading to a passage this morning, but stumbled upon Jeremiah 31. The words in this chapter were just what the Lord wanted to me read. Through the last 3 months, Jeremiah 31 has offered me comfort, hope and encouragement.

I am constantly amazed by God's pursuit of me. Even when my back is turned and my heart is hard, He pursues me and allures me. I am so thankful for a persistant and loving God. Over the years I have been through a lot of trials. I wouldn't say my life has been easy to any degree. I heard this song by Ginny Owens when I was in Tennessee and it has stuck with me since. It is certainly a song I relate with and could easily claim as a "life song". It's called "If You want me to". I am always refreshed and humbled when I listen to the words. I pray that I would have the courage and the willingness to live these words through all of life's trials.

The pathway is broken
And the signs are unclear
And I dont know the reason why you brought me here
But just because You love me the way that You do
I will go through the valley If You want me to

Now I'm not who I was
When I took my first step
And I'm clinging to the promise You're not through with me yet
So if all of these trials bring me closer to You
I will go through the fire If You want me to

It may not be the way I would have chosen
When you lead me through a world that's not my own
But You never said it would be easy You only said I'll never go alone
So when the whole world turns against me
And I'm all by myself
And I can't hear You answer my cries for help
I'll remember the suffering Your love put You through
And I will go through the valley If You want me to

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