I heard a radio host talk about the song "Oceans" by Hillsong recently. She said we all needed to stop singing it because no one understands the lyrics they are singing. 

The lyrics say,
"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."

She went on to say that the lyrics are asking for hard times to come and that no one really wants hard times to come. Her point might be spot on... For some. For many. But not for me. Maybe a year ago it would have been true for me as well, but not now. Not after this past year. Yes. The year sucked. If I were to write everything that physically and emotionally happened to me. To my family. To my sweet husband. I would never ever choose to go through this past year again. But if anyone could ever see just a glimpse of how my  life has and lives of those around me have changed. My relationship with Jesus, my ability to acknowledge and be moved the Holy Spirit and the change this has brought to my life - I wouldn't change it. 

It's incredible when you say those lyrics.. and you mean it. God has such a great and detailed plan for each one of our lives, but we hold on to certain parts of our lives, most of the time without even realizing it, and we don't let him come in and take over those parts. I was thrown into a storm last year. I didn't know what the outcome would be. What I did know if the feelings that I got of "I have wasted time and I need to make it up. quickly." What if I wasn't going to be here anymore? What if God had people for me to reach here on Earth and I've wasted all of my time being consumed with other things? I sang those lyrics last year. And I meant them. I wanted to God to take me deeper than my feet could ever wander- somewhere I didn't even know existed.

 And I am so glad I did. In the hardest time of my life, I have seen God's hand at work in my life. My friends' lives. My family's lives. God has the ability to change your life, but only if you let Him. 
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