I’ve been in an arena filled with thousands of people singing, “Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders, let me walk upon the water, wherever you would call me…”
It’s a song about the call from Jesus to live like He lives. The lyrics speak on the unknown of what we may face as we move in obedience to the call. The song is emotional and forces those listening to look up to heaven. We love to sing it, we love to hear Taya belt it, but are we really willing to live it?
Where would God have to lead you in order to tear down the walls of your fear? Where is that place for you, where trust has no limits?
28 “Lord, if it’s you,” Peter replied, “tell me to come to you on the water.”
29 “Come,” he said. Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. 30 But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!”
31 Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. “You of little faith,” he said, “why did you doubt?”
Jesus called Peter upon the water, He trusted that it was Jesus who called and because it was him he could walk on water as well. That sounds like Trust without borders to me. This passage teaches us so much. Peter eventually began to sank because he lost focus, but he had the faith take those few steps.
I desire to be one who “Lives on the Edge” as my Pastor says. It is so easy to sing about, it is difficult to live out. Time after time in my adult life God has lead me to do things that made no earthly sense. He lead me to do things that others criticized. Some of the same people singing Oceans, will forget the true meaning and look down on you and your faith. But don’t be discouraged! There were probably a few disciples on the boat thinking Peter was crazy to step out of the certainty of the boat onto the water. Trust without borders requires focus on the Lord not on the winds or voices that try to knock you down.
God has the ability to take a bad thing and use it for your benefit and for His Glory!
– Pastor Cornell Burton Jr.
There are times in life we know God is calling us to do something, we know a season has ended, but we are afraid of making the step. I urge you today to let go of fear and choose to be obedient to Christ. The process may be challenging, but the result will be for your benefit and His Glory!
I refuse to live a life of playing it safe and missing out on all God has planned for me. I refuse to face Him and know I didn’t move when He said move. I refuse to forfeit my peace and freedom to please the people around me and avoid ridicule.
I hope that you will do the same!