So I wrote this post a few months ago when I was just starting this blog and when I was trying some new things in ministry and getting pretty frustrated. I thought I would bring it back with a few edits and additions because I’m entering a new season and the message of this blog is as real as ever for me.
In 2 days I will be done exams and just about ready for summer. As I’m entering this new season I have no idea what I’m going to do for work or where the Lord wants me this summer. This post kind of goes along with last weeks post and I thought it would be a good fit. I’m mainly reposting this for me, but hopefully it will be helpful for you too.
Get ready for me to sound so basic and stereotypical. Ready?
I love the song Oceans. I know, I know, me, along with pretty much every other Christian girl (and some Christian guys) out there. But for real, as unoriginal as this might sound, the Lord has really spoken to me through the song.
Two summers ago I preached my very first sermon and this song inspired the message I shared. I can remember it as clear as day. It was one Sunday when I was heading home. I was sitting in my old silver Dodge Neon and the rain was coming down hard on the windshield. I had just started the car and hooked up my phone to my Bluetooth thing. The song started playing and I knew what I was supposed to talk about.
Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders
Let me walk upon the waters
Wherever You would call me
Take me deeper than my feet could ever wander
And my faith will be made stronger
In the presence of my Savior
About a month later I stood up on the platform and preached a sermon about Jesus calling Peter to walk on the water.
Now fast forward to this past Tuesday, I was making the hour and a half drive back to school after being home for the weekend. I have recently been obsessed with Rend Collective’s album Campfire II: Simplicity. All of a sudden Oceans comes on. Rend Collected has their own new rendition of the song and it is BEAUTIFUL! I have listened to it at least 1000 times. I love it!
So as I was driving I was listening to this song (and singing along very loudly). I was hit again by this line:
“Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders”
I realized that this needs to be my prayer for the summer. Even though I don’t really know what is going to happen I need to remember that God can and will use me. So I’m asking God to lead me where my trust is without boarders. I want him to call me to step out of my boat – my comfort zone – and to trust him to use me and keep me afloat.
Thanks for reading,
If you are interested in listening to Oceans from Rend Collective’s album (I highly recommend you do!) listen to it here
Or if you want to listen to the original Hillsong UNITED version – it is equally as beautiful, listen here