Listen to the Voice of Jesus
In a couple of weeks I am going to see Casting Crowns with a friend at a local church that often hosts Christian concerts. The concert was supposed to be at a different venue – the Oregon State Fair pavilion – but it was moved and I am so happy about that because the new venue is closer to where I live, indoor instead of outdoor, and is much smaller.
As I usually do in preparation for a concert, I have been listening to their music. One of my favorite Casting Crowns songs is “Voice of Truth.” I think I’ve written about this song before, but it’s worth another post, especially since I’m sure I didn’t post a video of it with the last post.
In my life, I have certainly heard the crashing waves and the giant tell me that I couldn’t do certain things that I knew I wanted to do, that I would never win. But Jesus’ voice of truth came into my life and told me otherwise. I have accomplished many things in my life that I once thought I never would be able to. I’ve learned that “I can do everything through him who gives me strength.” Philippians 4:13 (NIV).
But still sometimes I stay in my comfort zone. Sometimes I’m afraid to step out onto the crashing waves, even though I know that is where Jesus is. Sometimes I refuse to face the giant, even though I know God is with me. Sometimes life and comfort drown out the voice of truth and I take the path of least resistance.
Not always, though. And I certainly don’t want to stay in my comfort zone forever. I do want to get out of the boat and be with my Savior in whatever endeavor He has planned for me. Even if His plan is for me to face the giants I fear most.
How about you? Are you stuck in your comfort zone? Have you heard the sound of the crashing waves telling you that you will fail? Open your ears and your heart to the voice of truth. He’ll be with you.
Thank you so much Linda, for posting this song! Casting Crowns do such a great job with music that really ministers to us! God bless you as you go to worship the One whose voice of Truth you listen to!
Add me to the encouraged list! 🙂
Deb, I know, I love Casting Crowns’ music. Glad to add you to the list! 🙂 Peace, Linda
Good stuff!! 🙂 Please add me to the list of the encouraged.
“I do want to get out of the boat and be with my Savior in whatever endeavor He has planned for me. Even if His plan is for me to face the giants I fear most.”
I so relate. Giants ‘in our my eyes’ more often than not! Funny though, there’s no giant in the world that’s so big that He can’t conquer it … I’m thankful!
Ann, That is so true! There is not one single giant that He cannot defeat. “You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.” 1 John 4:4. Glad to have you among the encouraged! 🙂 Peace, Linda
Thank you…I needed this.
Theresa, You are so welcome! I know you have a lot on your plate right now, but never forget that you can do all things through Christ. He will give you the strength and the wisdom to do the right thing and to be able to do your very best at all that is before you. Just tell those crashing waves to be quiet. 🙂 Peace, Linda
Love Casting Crowns – have fun on your faith-filled with praising concert!
Yep, heard the crashing waves and they have kept me up many a night but in the end, that crashing led me to start writing my blog
Prayers for your day
I’m sure there will be blog posts about the concert afterwards. I know it will be a faith-filled with praising concert, indeed! I’m looking forward to also seeing Sanctus Real who is opening for them.
That is awesome that you used the sound of the crashing waves to lead you to blog in a way that glorifies God! I’ve been having a hard time getting to all the blogs I want to read these days. I need to pop over and see what you’ve been up to. 🙂 Peace, Linda
Well written…very encouraging…thanks.
LeRoy, I’m glad I was able to be an encouragement to you! You have been a wonderful encouragement to me. Peace, Linda