Friday, April 11, 2008

If you say go...

I've had a lot on my mind lately. Last Sunday I led a song in church that has got me doing a lot of thinking.
Trust. What does it mean to really trust? Do I fully trust His plan? Do my actions reflect this trust, and are they a testimony of His grace in my life? These are things I continue to wrestle with.

I had an incredible opportunity to share my faith at work this week and have felt so blessed by God's grace in this situation. It can be scary to profess our faith in the workplace at times, and though I had moments of doubt on how to do so, God managed to bring about the opportunity in a completely relaxed and unexpected way. The conversation came so easily... His plan becoming more and more clear to me.

It has moved me to tears, the way His hand has been on my life, specifically this week. I've realized that He calls me to go, and I need to do just that. Even when it does feel a bit scary, His love for me is so deep and He will guide and direct, as long as I follow.
I've been praying that He would continue to use me as a light in the workplace and that more opportunities would come as I open my heart to following His call.

I've written out the lyrics to the song I sang last Sunday and if you click here, you can hear a beautiful version of it, done by Rita Springer.

If you say go, we will go
If you say wait, we will wait
If you say step out on the water
And they say it can't be done
We'll fix our eyes on you and we will come

Your ways, are higher than our ways
And the plans that you have laid are good and true
If you call us to the fire
You will not withdraw your hand
We'll gaze into the flames and look for you

If you say go, we will go
If you say wait, we will wait
If you say step out on the water
And they say it can't be done
We'll fix our eyes on you and we will come.

2 comments:

Sally said...

I'm learning more and more that trust is a gift that is given, not a goal to be obtained. The frustrating part from a human perspective is that there is nothing to do but be available... Now if only I knew what to do with that!

thatsagoodmeatball said...

great post Bonnie. In the last 2 weeks I've just been reading books along these lines, and feeling the exact same way. I need to listen to those promptings, and DO IT. He will take care of the details, if I say YES, I WILL GO.

The books I have read are these:
I dared to Call Him Father (Bilquis Sheikh)
God's Smuggler (Brother Andrew)
Vanya (Myrna Grant)
A Voice in The Dark (Richard Wurmbrandt)

I would recommend them all for people who need some encouragement in this area, like me.