Only Fools Follow Gold

Re-Dedication and Partnership For The Long Journey

Last weekend, I spontaneously reconnected to an early song from my early Christianity, 20+ years ago. Only Fools by Crystal Lewis. The words are profound and simple. Only fools believe in only what they see…

The part of the lyrics that catapulted me back 20+ years ago was “I no longer see things controlling me. You have spoken, I have listened.” Those words amazingly captured the changes that took place in me, that is, “circumstances stop controlling me,” like the rampant partying, boozing, and promiscuity in my social environment. Fast-forward 20+ years later. It is still the same things that matter most to my salvation and Christian marriage, “circumstances stop controlling me.” Circumstances cannot be controlling me. As a Christian warrior-husband, I must live/thrive with faith in God above living/reacting to what “I see.”

Here are the corresponding YouTube performance and the full song lyrics.

Only fools follow gold. Only wise men know. I’m no fool. You’ve changed my point of view. To be kind is a quality I richly desire. It is better. To be poor than a liar.

[chorus] I no longer see things controlling me. You have spoken, I have listened. Only fools believe in only what they see. The wise are rich indeed. What a friend we have in Jesus. He hears all our cries. If you listen You’ll hear Him crying too.

[chorus] I no longer see things controlling me. You have spoken, I have listened. Only fools believe in only what they see. The wise are rich indeed. Only fools follow gold. Only wise men know. I’m no fool You’ve changed my point of view.

[chorus 2x] I no longer see things controlling me. You have spoken, I have listened. Only fools believe in only what they see. The wise are rich indeed.

Twenty plus years in the future, it will still be critical that as a Christ-follower, I live not by only what I see. It is a long haul ahead of every Christ-Follower. The journey to keeping our hearts wise and not foolish is daily. Do you have a prayer partner to help you along the way? I built a rigorous process to inviting people without a prayer partner to volunteer to be a prayer partner or to enroll to receive a suggested prayer partner match. 

Question: Do you have a prayer partner to help you along the way, at least twice weekly? The journey to keeping our hearts wise and not foolish is daily.

You can create a profile requesting/volunteering to be a prayer partner by clicking here.

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