Wednesday, 28 September 2016


I love the way God speaks to us differently.  I often hear his voice when surrounded by nature which is why I am so blessed to live right beside the ocean, and walk along the beach here in Liberia.

I also find God often speaks to me through songs. In March, as I drove to the hospital to meet Mark after his motorcycle accident, the song playing in the car was ‘Oceans’ by Hillsong.
At the time the chorus spoke to me, for God was certainly taking me deeper than my feet would ever choose to wander. He was asking me to trust him with my husbands life and health, two weeks before we would relocate to the other side of Africa. God was with us then and my faith in Him grew through that trial.
The whole song is one I have listened to many times this year. It has become my song for 2016. We knew God was clearly calling us to Liberia.  The reality of moving to ‘a great unknown’ when on some days I have felt a little like I am drowning in the waves has been tougher than I imagined.  As I wake up each morning not knowing what each day will bring, I know that His grace is enough for that day, he has never failed me and as I choose to call upon His Name to be all I need, he will answer.
I will look back at this challenge one day, knowing that my faith has been made stronger and I pray His name will have been glorified through my obedience.

Lyrics of Oceans courtesy of Hillsong:

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

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 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 Saviour

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