The past few months have been kind of rough for my family. Some of you know the details, other’s don’t but are still praying. For both sets of people, I am thankful. Not every day is bad, but everyday is uptight with the thought of what might occur within that day to send everything spiraling down again.

I am learning to trust. Looking back on some posts from last summer I realize that what God was teaching me during that time was simply a stepping stone for the trusting, waiting and obedience that would be required of me just a year later.

Last night was another long night. At times I am not sure what awakens me at 3 am, but I have learned like Samuel of old to say “Speak, for your servant is listening.” It has taken me a while to get to this point as I did not have one as wise as Eli to instruct me to do so.

I am learning in these wee hours of the morning to pray. I am learning to pray scripture, to ask for miracles, to boldly come before the throne, to be sensitive to a dream that I might just have awakened from and to lift people and their known struggles very specifically to the Father, to pray for myself and seek His face.

Today I am weary. Not just becuase I have been up since 4 am, but I am weary of the lies that the enemy tells that we so easily believe, and in so believing hurt ourselves and those around us. Our lives can be so futile, a deep rut of running after what we think is the best for us, when all it takes for pure joy is stopping, taking a breath and saying “God, what do You want for me.”

This morning after a long night of tossing and turning, reading, kneeling, and seeking, God brought to mind (and to my playlist)one of my very favorite songs sung by the Gaither Vocal Band, the lyrics are listed below. It describes in picture perfect rhyme my life and the lives of several I know right now that are just pursuing the dust and lonely winds of this world, and ends with a promise so simple and true “Just Jesus ONLY will NEVER fail!” Praise His Name!

I’ll worship only at the feet of Jesus
GVB

I went to visit the shrine of plenty,
But found its store-rooms all filled with dust,
I bowed at alters of gold and silver,
But as I knelt there they turned to rust.

So I’ll worship only at the feet of Jesus,
His cup alone, my holy grail,
There’ll be no other gods before Him,
Just Jesus only will never fail.

The call of fortune made me a pilgrim,
To journey to fame’s promised heights,
But as I climbed the promise faded,
And wind blew lonely all through the night.

Just desert dust and empty shadows,
All promises that turned to lies,
The gods of earth fail and betray me,
You alone are Truth and Life.

So I’ll worship only at the feet of Jesus,
His cup alone, my holy grail,
There’ll be no other gods before Him,
Just Jesus only will never fail.
Just Jesus only will never fail!

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