Walk Upon the Waters

Today was one of those days when God really spoke to me, but not just as He usually does, this time He spoke right into the problem. He spoke right into the hurt. So much so in fact, that I nearly started crying in church. Now I am 6 foot 4 and an ex-rugby player, but something emotional happens when the Living God speaks right into your life about something that you are struggling with. There is something encouraging about hearing His voice when you feel like you’re out there all alone.

If you have been reading my blog of late, you would have realised that I have been struggling with a few things, and it is kind of ironic that this ministry is called Walking on Water Ministry, yet in the last few weeks I have felt more like I have been sinking in the water than walking on it. The only thing left to do, as Peter discovered, was to cry out to God for help. So that is what I did. Now today it was like God had answered me and encouraged me. He did this not only through the sermon, but mainly through a song, and what is more, through a Hillsong song. Now just to let you in the loop, I’m not really a Hillsong fan. Not because I don’t agree with them, just because I’m not usually a fan of the music that they write, I’m more of a Chris Tomlin or Vineyard kind of guy. Anyhow, I have a blog post coming up where I talk about worship music, but I have pushed it and some other posts back to fit this one in, as I feel that this needs to be said today.

The song which spoke to me was called Oceans (by Hillsong) and the lyrics are:

You call me out upon the waters
The great unknown where feet may fail
And there I find You in the mystery
In oceans deep
My faith will stand

And I will call upon Your name
And keep my eyes above the waves
When oceans rise
My soul will rest in Your embrace
For I am Yours and You are mine

Your grace abounds in deepest waters
Your sovereign hand
Will be my guide
Where feet may fail and fear surrounds me
You’ve never failed and You won’t start now

So I will call upon Your name
And keep my eyes above the waves
When oceans rise
My soul will rest in Your embrace
For I am Yours and You are mine

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 Saviour

I will call upon Your Name
Keep my eyes above the waves
My soul will rest in Your embrace
I am Yours and You are mine

I couldn’t have said it better myself. Here is the video, take the time to watch it. Step out of the boat and join me on the waters as we follow Jesus together!

Richard

 

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4 thoughts on “Walk Upon the Waters

  1. I really connected with this post this morning. I have been involved in a ministry that I started ten years and there are times when I feel the weariness that has creeped into my bones over time. Sometimes, when the ministry feels more like work than it does spiritual servanthood, I have to go back to the One who understands. I am reminded of Elijah sitting beneath a juniper tree, but God was faithful and sent angels to feed and care for him and followed that up with His still, small voice. Thanks for that reminder this morning, fellow weary traveller.

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    1. Thanks April. Of late I have actually considered stopping the blog or putting it on hold until I have sorted my ‘issues’ out. That would be silly.. I want people to see me overcome problems so that God can get the glory! Life as a Christian is not always roses and puppy kisses but there is always hope in Christ. I for one know that He is working all things for my good (Romans 8:28), and I am determined to let others see that journey, so that they may be encouraged. Thanks for the comment.

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  2. Beautiful and totally refreshing! Prov. 11:25 Those who refresh others will themselves be refreshed! Thank you Thank you! (I’m a David Crowder Band fan myself–they have a song about diving into the ocean of God’s love.)

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    1. It is my pleasure Kim, the reason why I share what I am going through is because I can’t be the only one with struggles.. And if God is my Rock, He can be that for others too. I’m glad that it has encouraged you! Thanks for commenting..

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