Good Monday Morning!
I can’t believe its already another Monday morning! It seems as if time sure does seem to be flying soooooo fast anymore! As you know every Monday I try to post a song that moved me during the past week. ‘Try‘ was the magic word in that past sentence because I have totally missed posting the last 2 Music Mondays. I think I may have a very good reason as to why I have missed the last 2 Music Mondays, tell me if you agree 🙂 The first Music Monday I missed because I was in El Salvador and then this past Monday I think my head and heart may have still been in El Salvador.
Since returning home I have had a really hard time getting back into my life here. I can’t really explain it but it’s almost as if some of the things that used to seem important to me now seem somehow a little silly. There were so many things that just touched my heart while I was there in a way that I feel as if I never will forget them, and truthfully I hope I never do forget what I experienced during my trip. Though I don’t want to forget, the problem right now is that many of those things are still whirling in my mind and the processing of those thoughts has been a hard thing for me to do. It just seems like I am getting nowhere fast in the processing. Its not anything bad, its just a lot is on my mind and I feel as if my brain might be on some sort of overload.
I came home from El Salvador wanting to tell everyone right away all about my trip, but yet it’s all so hard to explain. I have journals that are full of notes I’ve written and I have also started about 4 blog posts. I thought by now I would have posted all sorts of stories on my blog but so far I have only posted one story (Unexpected Loan Payback – Day 1 Casa de Pan). Everything is still a jumbled of thoughts in my mind at the moment and it feels as if my thoughts seem almost as if they are too personal to share; but yet I also know that I did not experience all if this to keep quiet about it either. I am pretty sure that at some point with God’s help I will be able pull my thoughts together.
For right now I will share this small tidbit of information from the last day of the trip.
Our last day in El Salvador our van pulled up to a Compassion project and we were met once again by children who were lined up waiting to greet us. They were playing instruments and blowing whistles. By the way…I feel I must mention that who ever had the idea that hundreds of children should all blow whistles all at once inside of a large echoing room must have never heard the sound of hundreds of children blowing whistles all at once inside of an echoing room 😀 I think my ears are still ringing and that is one experience from this trip I will NEVER forget 😀 Even though it was quite painful (just kidding… well maybe not) they were so cute and having so much fun! They were once again another one of those blessings that just seemed to be happening one right after another all week long.
We eventually made our way to the front of the church and as we stood there looking back at the faces of those happy children the song ‘Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)’ by Hillsong United was playing.
“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 Savior”
I had heard the song before but had never heard it in the way as I was hearing it right then. It was the last day of the trip and by then I had already seen God moving in such a big way throughout the whole trip and it was at that moment I realized that God had led me here to this place, and He was right there, right now and I was standing in His presence.
Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders...
He had led me to this place
Let me walk upon the waters…
I had walked upon the waters to get here
Wherever You would call me…
He had called me to be right here, right now
Take me deeper than my feet could ever wander…
I was deeper than I could ever imagine and knew at that moment If He took me even deeper I would go
And my faith will be made stronger, In the presence of my Savior…
Ya…. ❤ At that moment I stood right there in the middle of the presence of my Savior
I will call upon your name, keep my eyes above the waves, my soul will rest in your embrace, I am yours and you are mine.
Since I have been home it seems like every time I turn on the radio this song is playing and then this morning in church we sang it. Once again I was taken back to standing in that church in El Salvador but this time I realized that though the song reminded me of where I stood a week and a half ago, today I was standing in my own church, and once again He had taken me deeper than I could ever wander and my faith really has been made stronger. As I stood there in the presence of my Savior I called upon his name, He keeps my eyes above the waves, while my soul rests in His embrace, because I truly know I am His and He is mine ❤
Thank you Jesus.
What song moved you this past week?
May God’s peace be with you as you walk with Him into this week,
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8 thoughts on “Music Monday – ‘Oceans’ ~ Walking on Water in the Presence of My Savior”
I can only imagine the thoughts and mixed emotions running around in your head. When you go to these various countries with such need, it must seem almost like one world meeting another. I mean we’re all of course in the same world but maybe that’s where the saying began ‘ a world of difference’ because there is such a difference….Sometimes when I hear of the hardships and the situation that many face in the world, it just seems to overwhelm me for a time. We sometimes lack for what we want but so many lack for what they need…. Diane
I think the one world meets the other happens once a person gets back home and I think what I am trying to figure out is how the two are meant to fit together as in maybe what does God want me to do with all that I have learned I guess. The best thing is that I have seen God working in such a good way and Have a lot of positive things flowing in my head and hope God will equip me to take more action to do whatever he may lead me to do. Thanks so much for coming by and for commenting!
When I traveled to Nicaragua with my church last October, this song spoke to me pre-trip, and while I was there, so now I always think of my sweet sweet Nica friends when I hear it! Such powerful lyrics ❤ Thanks for sharing, and I can't wait to read more as you process (isn't the processing exhausting but so good?!).
Yes it is, exhausting but yes also so good! What you say about that song making you always think of your sweet Nica friends, I do get that and I think I will always think of that moment and those people with me whenever I hear that song now also. Thank you so much for coming by and for your comment!
Terri, I had to run down to Janet’s room and ask her when this song was played on that day. I truly don’t remember it, but have tons of other memories. Made me feel a little anxious! Now I know the significance other people made of me photographing Georgie’s tshirt. And yes, Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders…
I am right there with you in the struggle to find coherent words to tell the story of what God is doing in El Salvador, what we can be doing to partner with Him, and what He is doing inside us. Whew. You did a great job with these two blog posts!
Did Janet remember it? Yes that is why I noticed noticed Georgies shirt those words have been with me every since I heard the song in the church with those kids 🙂 Thank you so much for reading and also for your encouraging comment. I know God wants me to write about this experience but feel as if I just have to wait and know he will give me the words when its time. I am looking forward to reading yours and other ladies blog posts once they come out.
I remember the feeling of having so much to tell and not being able to start after some of my trips. Thanks for sharing what you have so far, and as the words come, I’m an eager listener! This song is just beautiful and I love how it touched you. I have a song or two that I associate with each missions trip I’ve taken…and now they’re my daughter’s favorite bedtime/comfort songs!
Thank you so much for reading…or listening 🙂 Hopefully soon there will be more words. I think that is great that your songs are now you daughter’s favorite bedtime comfort songs, a way to keep the memories as you make more memories and also now those songs will be special to her too. Thanks again for coming by!