The song Oceans (where feet may fall) has had the greatest impact in our lives than any other song. I remember the first time we heard it, we were both raw with emotion...feeling a little like Jacob wrestling with God and a little like Elijah in the wilderness running away from Jezebel. Me, very reluctant to accept this call to Africa, and Bryan frustrated with me for not embracing it. We were in our church worship service when it started playing, but we had never heard this Hillsong's United song before. When the music started, not even hearing the words yet, it tugged at my heart. Then when the words started being sung Bryan took my hand and we both just let the tears flow. It was a very intimate moment between me, Bryan and our Savior. I was not willing to trust God fully with this calling, and when I heard this song I knew this was my heart's cry. I needed to step on the waters and trust God through this.
Little did we know that when we started itinerating, this story of Peter walking on water during the storm would be what our whole missions presentation would be about for a time. God has you walk through things so you can help people experiencing the same. They might not be experiencing the same storm as we did, but storms are no respecter of persons. They will wipe out whoever will let them. We need to show people that God is out in the storm with them and all they need to do is take His hand. What Satan has meant for evil we have turned around and made for good. We have used the storm we went through in embracing this call to missions to help others through their own storms.
After fully embracing this call, God completely overwhelmed me with His mercy and grace. I didn't deserve it, but He was there pouring it out upon me anyway. My next blog will be about his overwhelming grace!