Wednesday, February 02, 2011

If You Want Me To

We recently hosted singer/songwriter/teacher Kyle Matthews ( for a multi-session event at my church. I've known Kyle for close to 20 years and continue to be a huge fan of his music and teaching.My pastor made fun of me for being such a fan, but I think as he listened to Kyle speak and sing the songs he has written, he came to understand a little more about what makes me such a fan. That is until Kyle made the comment about him taking a cigarette break (when he was actually serving his congregation by washing dishes after supper).

I've just finished pastor Pete Wilson’s book: Plan B: What do you do when God doesn’t show up the way you thought He would? As I was reading a few days ago, I was reminded of a song Kyle sang while he was with us. It’s all about Plan B moments in life.

If You Want Me To (Ginny Owens & Kyle Matthews).
The pathway is broken and the signs are unclear
And I don't know the reason why You brought me here
But just because You love me the way that You do
I'm gonna walk through the valley if You want me to

No I'm not who I was when I took my first step
And I'm clingin' to the promise you're not through with me yet
So if all of these trials bring me closer to You
Then 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 home
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 suff'ring that Your love put You through
And I will walk through the darkness if You want me to

'Cause when I cross over Jordan I'm gonna sing, gonna shout
I'm gonna look into Your eyes and see You never let me down
So take me on the pathway that leads me home to You
And I will walk through the valley if You want me to

© 1999 Above The Rim Music | BMG Songs, Inc.
All rights Reserved. Used by permission. CCLI License No. 1357134

Contrary to what we might think, doubt is a sign of belief, not unbelief. Wilson writes, “Actually, if you think about it, an unbeliever doesn’t have to wrestle with doubt anyway. He can’t really doubt something he doesn’t believe in the first place.”
That’s enough to think about for now. The peace of Christ to you.


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