(This is a blog my daughter Staci wrote the same day I posted my last blog. You should read both, I think God might be saying something! Oh, we wrote these blogs without the other having knowledge we were doing so.)
There are going to be moments in your life when God asks you to do something that you don’t understand. He may cause you to step out in unfamiliar territory with no sight of what exactly is ahead of you. All you can see is the step you need to take right now. It makes no sense, and in that moment you may not even have an explanation. He may ask you to do something that you do not want to do. He may ask you to do something that you have been waiting to do for a really long time. He may ask you to give something up that you don’t want to give up. He may ask you to go a certain way you never intended on going.
The point I’m trying to make is this... Real faith and trust in God doesn’t require a detailed laid out plan of the journey. Real faith is ready and willing to be obedient to God even when you don’t understand or know exactly where He is taking you.
To quote the wildly popular (and for good reason) song... Oceans by Hillsong United
“You call me out upon the water, the great unknown, where feet may fail.”
God calls us out onto the water. To walk somewhere that if attempted without His miracle working power, would swallow us whole.
It’s there, in that place of complete surrender and reliance on God when we see Him in ways we’ve never seen Him before. Suddenly, when we make that leap, our eyes are opened and we finally see and understand how God is ....EVERYTHING. He is what we desired all that time we were searching for meaning, worth and significance. It was Him!
From the boat, this kind of life looks terribly frightening. It’s not always easy to take the initial step. You are walking out into a stripping vulnerability and control will be a distant memory.
I can tell you... There is nothing like it. I’m not sure there’s a greater place to be than vulnerable before God. Crowns, accomplishments and talent don’t matter. All that matters in that moment is your submitted, surrendered heart. That is when you are most moldable. In this moment everything and I do mean everything pales in comparison to this Almighty King of Kings that created the entire FREAKING universe who wants to have a relationship with you. He wants you. God, the one true God wants.. loves.... and is passionate about you.
Once you’ve tasted of the life of walking on water you’ll never want to go back. You’ll find no heavy burdens there. There is no stress or anxiety because a submitted, faith filled life doesn’t worry about working out details and figuring everything out. A submitted, faith filled life just waits for the Fathers direction for their next step and takes it. The rest is on Him and that’s how He likes it.