early-morningI sat down this morning with my Bible, prayer list, and journal to spend some quiet time with God. Some days, the words on my heart pour out freely. Other days, I sit in solitude waiting. Today was one of those solitude days.

As I waited, the words from a Keith Green song began to play in my mind. I opened my iPhone and quickly searched for it. Here are the lyrics to the song:

My eyes are dry
My faith is old
My heart is hard
My prayers are cold
And I know how I ought to be
Alive to You and dead to me

But what can be done
For an old heart like mine
Soften it up
With oil and wine
The oil is You, Your Spirit of love
Please wash me anew
With the wine of Your Blood

I am grateful that every day is a new day, a new beginning. We have a God who is faithful to forgive and cleanse us. We have a God whose mercies are new every morning.

In the quiet, early hours of the morning I wait on the Lord, and I find He is there – in the stillness, in the hush. His voice is not the booming of thunder but a gentle whisper.  His words are an invitation to walk with Him, to rest in Him. to lean on Him, simply to be with Him. What more could I ask? Is there anything more precious that I could want? Is there anything greater that I need? As I wait on the Lord, I discover that He has been there all along waiting for me.

One thought on “My Eyes Are Dry…

  1. So interesting. Brandon and I use to listen to Keith Green a lot. Just recently I have been playing his CD’s again.

    Thanks for sharing.


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