Friday, October 7, 2011

If you say go . . .

Sometimes we, as Christians, are asked by Jesus to step out and trust him. I am not talking about the simple trust of daily circumstances. I am talking about the times he asks us to step out, in faith, and calls us to act in a way that makes no earthly sense. I am talking about the times when he calls us to step out of the boat into the open water - sometimes even shark infested waters. The times he asks us to trust him and to step into the flames.
I am in one of those times right now. I have stepped out and done what Jesus has asked me to do, and now I beginning to look around me and I am starting to get a little worried. I know that some of you know what it is I am trying to describe. You know what it is to not understand why he has called you to do something, yet you know he has, but regardless, things currently suck.
I know Jesus is good. I know his will for me is good and for his glory. I rest in that. I trust in that. I pray that I will be faithful to him as I try to live in light of that.
In these times I am often drawn back to a song that I have enjoyed listening to, worshiping to, and leading other people in worship to. It is a song called, If You Say Go, by Diane Thiel. I have no big or deep thoughts. I just wanted to write this out - if anything, to simply encourage myself and anyone else feeling as I do right now.

If You Say Go
Written by Diane Thiel
If You say go, we will go
           Bm7 G      Asus     A
If You say wait, we will wait
If You say step out on the water
         Bm7             G
And they say it can't be done
      D/F#            G      A       D
We'll fix our eyes on You and we will come

     D        G              D
Your ways are higher than our ways
    Bm                G
And plans that You have laid
             Asus A
Are good and true
If You call us to the fire
          Bm              G
You will not withdraw Your hand
      D             A                   G
We'll gaze into the flames and look for You

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CCLI# 1596342
Album: If You Say Go

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