“Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders,
Let me walk upon the waters,
Wherever You will call me.
Take me deeper than my feet could ever wander,
And my faith will be made stronger,
In the Presence of my Savior”
– Oceans, Hillsong
Those are the words I sand tonight in the worship service. A great worship service. A worship service that started before it was even time to start church. “Oceans” was the last song we sang. I had prayed. I had worshiped. I had told God that I would do anything. And then “Oceans” played and I sang the words and God said, “Do you really mean it? You’re singing about going where you have to trust Me completely. You’re asking to walk upon waters that you would never walk without Me calling you there. You’re asking me to make your faith stronger. Do you mean it?”
“Of course, God. Of course I mean it.” I said.
He went on. “What if the place I call you to is a cancer ward? Would you go there? Would you tell them about Me? Would you take My Hope to them? For Me? Are you really ready to go where your trust is without borders and walk upon the waters where I call you? Are you really ready to go deeper than you would ever dare to go if I hadn’t called you? Are you ready for Me to make your faith stronger?”
“I’m ready.” I replied.
And in case there was any doubt about what He had just said to me, He confirms it with a scripture I had read on the way to church. Ok, God. I get it. You sealed the deal.
I really am ready. I want to go where God leads me. I want to say what He wants me to say. I want to do what He has planned for me to do. Why? Because His plans for me are very good. Because I know that ALL things work together for the good of those who love Him and are called according to His purpose. I don’t know what His purpose is. I don’t know if tonight was literal, or a test as the one Abraham was faced with when God asked him to give Isaac. But I know that whatever His purpose, my trust in Him has no borders.
I leave you with this, my declaration of exuberant faith.
Psalm 27 (NLT)
The Lord is my light and my salvation—
so why should I be afraid?
The Lord is my fortress, protecting me from danger,
so why should I tremble?
When evil people come to devour me,
when my enemies and foes attack me,
they will stumble and fall.
Though a mighty army surrounds me,
my heart will not be afraid.
Even if I am attacked,
I will remain confident.
The one thing I ask of the Lord—
the thing I seek most—
is to live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life,
delighting in the Lord’s perfections
and meditating in his Temple.
For he will conceal me there when troubles come;
he will hide me in his sanctuary.
He will place me out of reach on a high rock.
Then I will hold my head high
above my enemies who surround me.
At his sanctuary I will offer sacrifices with shouts of joy,
singing and praising the Lord with music.