Yesterday I released a post called The World’s Biggest Game of Simon Says but I know some people call it, Follow The Leader. If you didn’t read the devotion you can just click on the Title and it will take you there. It might make this post just a little more powerful 🙂
In the devotion, it talks about how the Israelites followed God’s cloud wherever and whenever He moved it. This really caused me to question my level of trust in God’s leading and I asked you the same questions I was asking myself. As I wrote the post the song Oceans by Hillsong United was playing in my mind, but so was a quote from Tozer, I’m kinda ADD like that.
[tweetthis]“Christians don’t tell lies – they just go to church and sing them.” – A. W. Tozer[/tweetthis]
Ouch! I sometimes feel this way when we’re singing Oceans at church. My heart wants to mean every word, but I fear that sometimes I’m not willing to follow through on the statements I sing.
Oceans by Hillsong United
The line in Oceans that gets me is:
“Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders”
I want to live with that kind of faith. I want to be bold, courageous and brave. I want to follow God without borders. I want to answer the call like the song says:
“Wherever You would call me”
This makes me think of the movie We Bought A Zoo…again…it’s the ADD thing! I love inspiring true stories made into film and this is one of my faves. One statement by the father in the movie; played by Matt Damon is a quote I can’t forget:
[imic_button colour=”btn-info” type=”enabled” link=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmMFIganRQY” target=”_blank” extraclass=”” size=”btn-lg”]VIDEO CLIP OF THE QUOTE AS MATT DAMON TELLS IT TO HIS SON IN THE MOVIE[/imic_button]
[imic_button colour=”btn-info” type=”enabled” link=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqE-yAfYAhw” target=”_blank” extraclass=”” size=”btn-lg”]VIDEO CLIP OF MATT DAMON’S CHARACTER LIVING OUT HIS 20 SECONDS OF BRAVERY IN THE MOVIE[/imic_button]
So, in sharing today’s #musicpic
I’ve also shared a #paperbackpic
and a #moviepic
I hope they all leave you inspired to follow the leader, giving God your 20 seconds of insane, embarrassingly brave courage …And, in the words of Benjamin Mee;
I promise you, something great will come of it!
Here’s my prayer from the devo with an addition to the end,
inspired by the song Oceans.
To see where to find: the song, the book & the movie
Father…Thank You for revealing your directions so I can know how to follow You. I read instructions in Your Word, I hear them when I’m quiet enough to listen to your voice, and sometimes I there’s a pounding in my chest when you want me to move. Please help me to be more sensitive to Your leading. Give me courage and a gift of faith to follow wherever and whenever you lead. Let my trust be without borders. In Jesus Name…Amen
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#musicpic Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)
Makes Me Feel: Empowered, like I want to do something GREAT for God! Confident to Follow Wherever He Leads.
Sung By: Hillsong United
Written By: Matt Crocker; Joel Houston; Salomon Ligthelm
Worship Together Info: https://www.worshiptogether.com/songs/oceans-where-feet-may-fail/
Official Youtube Video With Lyrics: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dy9nwe9_xzw
#paperbackpic We Bought a Zoo
By Benjamin Mee © 2011 Originally published in 2008 and 2009
#moviepic We Bought a Zoo
- 1 https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1389137/ Website Accessed: 2017-09-19
- 2 https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/483398-you-know-sometimes-all-you-need-is-twenty-seconds-of Website Accessed: 2017-09-19
TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE TRUE STORY OF BENJAMIN MEE READ HERE: https://www.dartmoorzoo.org.uk/ourstory/ Website Accessed: 2017-09-19
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