Wednesday, July 10, 2013 Posted by Katie

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I am a great swimmer. I look forward to every opportunity I get to swim in our local pool, or even jump into ocean waves when I’m lucky enough to be out on the coast. But when it comes to swimming out into the great unknown?

Let me give you a visual.

There stands Jesus on a gorgeous coastline, waves crashing at his feet, telling me, “Go on kiddo! The water’s fine!” And He should know right? Yet there I stand…a toddler desperately wrapped around the shin of the Almighty. With no intentions of moving.

That's not how I start out though.

I love it when the Lord gives me a vision. I love it when He gives me a creative project I can really dig my teeth into. I love it so much, I regularly thank Him for the opportunity and the privilege to be creative in His service.

But somewhere in my excitement, like taking a kid to the beach, there comes that moment when I must face the ocean…the great unknown…and decide if I really trust whether Jesus commands the water.

I have just recently launched such a project. God got me all excited about it. I dug my teeth in. I made it to the beach, and I have just begun to release my death grip on Jesus and wade into the waters as He bid me to. If I keep moving forward, my plans will soon have me going in deep enough to body surf.

I know I’m not Jesus’ first kid to worry about face-planting (Mark 4:38). And you’d think with older “siblings”, I would learn from their doubty attitudes. And yet, I’m a little nervous. Won’t you pray with me that God’s call will lead me on a rip-roaring amazing ride, bringing me all the way back up to His feet again?

And when it does, please pray that I’ll be brave enough to pick up my board and head back in for another go.

Why don’t you come with me?

In fear and amazement they asked one another, “Who is this? He commands even the winds and the water, and they obey him.” – Mark 4:41

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