Oh,what I would do to have
the kind of faith it takes
To climb out of this boat I’m in
Onto the crashing waves
To step out of my comfort zone
Into the realm of the unknown
Where Jesus is,
And he’s holding out his hand
But the waves are calling out my name
and they laugh at me
Reminding me of all the times
I’ve tried before and failed
The waves they keep on telling me
time and time again
“Boy, you’ll never win,
You you’ll never win
But the Voice of truth tells me a different story
the Voice of truth says “do not be afraid!”
and the Voice of truth says “this is for My glory”
Out of all the voices calling out to me
I will choose to listen and believe the Voice of truth
I wish I could say that I wrote the above verses. They are from the song ‘Voice of Truth’ by Casting Crowns. I’m ‘rediscovering’ them. I remember this song as the one that would always play and it got annoying… but I’m sad I didn’t see the epicness until now.
I’m going home tomorrow for Spring Break! I am very excited to see my family and some other people also.
A very very old friend of mine has a tumblr and I read this on there today.
“Let us love. Is this word so deeply entrenched (see Psalm 119:11) within our hearts that it is impossible for us to sin against our God whose very name is Love? It should be completely impossible even to think an unkind thought about another. To misjudge, or put the worst interpretation on what someone has said or done – it should be completely impossible. If this word, Let us love, is hidden in our hearts it will prevent unkindness from slipping in and embittering our hearts. Yes, there are times when we have to talk about wrong things that have happened. But seriously, if we can speak of those wrong things without our hearts and souls in deep withering pain and sorrow to tears – we have NOT love.”
Yeah wow. I’m thinking of all those times I think bad things about people but I still am ‘loving’ them. You learn something new everyday, and I like being challenged with things like this. Things that show me, you aren’t really that awesome, perfect, loving person you think you are.
I’m also discovering the idea of rest. I like to be busy always. I can tell when I’m too busy because then I end up at the end of the day sitting on my bed sighing wondering when it all will end and when I can get away from it all. Also getting up the next morning is next to impossible because part of being busy is compromising sleep. But really by being so busy is it accomplishing much? There is a line between not being lazy and not being too busy and I definitely was over on the being too busy side. Now I feel less stressed out and more at peace.