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
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 Savior
Hillsong United- Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)
I am soaking in this song. I love the imagery it contains. I understand the feeling conveyed as Christ calls us out upon the waters. It’s so many things- wild amazement mixed with unhindered trust and supernatural hope. I must relinquish all that I know about keeping my feet on solid ground.
It’s a moment of exceptional invitation. I don’t know about you, but sometimes I need coaxing and unfortunately, some days I refuse. But this time, I’ve taken his hand and followed his lead. I am standing together, with Christ, in a place that defies natural limitations. I don’t quite know how we got out here in the ocean anyway. One moment he’s talking to me on the shore and the next moment we’re in the middle of something really deep. It’s frighteningly glorious!
When I picture this I see the dark of night creeping in, I feel the splash of waves against my body and I’m lead only by the light in his eyes. It takes everything inside me to deny the infringement of external elements and focus solely on Jesus.
But it is fun—he is wild joy and I am free.
I want to know him like that. I want to trust without borders, directed only by the sound of his voice. Everyday Jesus offers this opportunity. Each decision either brings me to the water or keeps me on dry land. I want him to take me deeper than I could wander. My heart is desperate for him. He shows me how to dance upon the water; it’s this place where many would say (and sometimes I’ve told myself) I don’t belong.
My faith will be made stronger in the presence of my Savior.
Jesus- Would you make me strong enough to run out onto the waters with you, no reservations, just free to be where you are calling me?