"You call me out upon the watersThe great unknown where feet may failAnd 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
Spirit lead me where my trust is without bordersLet me walk upon the watersWherever You would call meTake me deeper than my feet could ever wanderAnd my faith will be made strongerIn the presence of my Savior"
This song (Oceans) has just been ministering to my heart so much lately! It is such an amazing picture: Jesus wooing us away away from everything we know to come out and walk beside Him... on the water, in the waves, in the unknown. It's scary to think of doing that, honestly. I'm the kind of girl who likes sitting on the beach and watching the waves. Maybe I'll get in up to my waist every now and then. But I like the beach. But what if I would step out of that? What is really waiting for us out in the unknown? This ocean, for me, maybe its different for you, is intimacy. Its scary being asked to take hold of someone's hand to walk out on [waves], to navigate uncharted waters. But why is it scary? I should be excited beyond belief that a certain Someone is ardently pursuing my heart! He wants to take me out into His waters, where He is in full control and all I can really do is lean on Him. My feet will fail out there. I cannot rely on my strength. I need His love for me to enter me and turn into a love for Him. Because my love will fail. My feet fail in His oceans. They suit me just fine on the beach, where I may stick my toes in and get a tiny tiny tiny taste of what He desires. Do I really want such an intimate relationship with Him as He wants with me? Yes. So, Lord, I say: lead me where my trust is without any borders! None at all! I want to be captured in Your freedom! Strip me of me and implant YOU inside of me. Give me that desire to dive deep into Your presence, Your person of intimate love and radical holiness! Make my faith in You so much stronger in Your presence! Because You've called me. I love because You first loved. I'm Yours. You're mine.
"We may be in uncharted waters, but my God created the seas." -paraphrased quote