I quite like cliffs (At the disgust of Eric).
Disclaimer: There is a hidden ledge under my feet in the above picture at Yosemite National Park. Eric was in the background freaking out...
There's just something about standing at the top of a sheer cliff, hundreds of meters above the valley below. The exhilaration. The freedom. The ironic peace. The tiny bit of fear that sneaks out. The feeling of feeling oh so small and realising just how big God is.
Sometimes in life God leads us to a symbolic cliff or as Martin Luther King Jr explains it:
"Faith is taking the first step even when you can't see the whole staircase."
I have never felt so many conflicting emotions as I have since we have gone into music ministry full-time at the beginning of 2013.
Peace. A peace that comes straight from God. That He is looking out for us and that we are doing His will.
Fear. That snakes ups within and chokes my throat with societal expectations of a stable fortnightly wage, mortgage, superannuation and the list goes on of things that I don't have.
Joy. One that comes while sharing the message of hope, love and grace found in the gospel of Jesus Christ through singing music that touched my heart from the moment it was written.
Worry. A worry of whether we are doing God's will.
Desire. Beyond anything wanting to do God's will in our lives.
Happiness. Loving spending so much extra time with my best friend and husband while ministering, singing and working together.
Surrealism. From all the testimonies that we have heard of how God has used the music He has given to us in the lives of others.
What does all this mean? We are on a journey.
A journey that is continually exercising that muscle of faith.
A journey to follow God where ever He leads.
A journey to continually be the instrument in God's hands.
Please pray for us as we continue to step out in faith.