Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Mexico Devotion

It is day 3 of my Mexico trip and it is my morning to give the devotion. Each morning someone leads for just a short time to give encouragement and prepare our hearts and minds for the day.

So Tuesday is my day. For the past 2 weeks, since I signed up for Tuesday morning as my day, I have been thinking about the Mexico trip in general and what I should talk about. I knew I didn’t have to worry too much about my topic because I knew the perfect subject would come along and I would know that is exactly what God wants me to talk about. So each more I woke up with that thought: keep my heart open to what I feel lead to talk about. While at work I was listening to KLove and this song came on: Dive- Steven Curtis Chapman. SUCH a great song! And SUCH a perfect song for Mexico!

We (the group on the trip) are taking a huge leap of faith and are diving right into the river (Mexico). Most of us are completely over our heads: different country, different language, different food, medical stuff, etc. We are over our heads! But it is so encouraging knowing we have a “supernatural power” in this river that “can bring the dead to life and can fill an empty soul!!” We don’t have to worry about things that may not go as WE have planned, because it is all in HIS PERFECT plan!!

Ephesians 3:16-19
“I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge- that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.” (The Message)

Everyone on this trip took a leap of faith. Our feet have left the ledge and we jumped. Now we are in this great river, sink or swim, “Come on lets go!”

In case you didn't follow my link and listen to the song here are the lyrics (but please give it a listen):

The long awaited rains
Have fallen hard upon the thirst ground
And carved their way to where
The wild and rushing river can be found
And like the rains
I have been carried here to where the river flows, yeah
My heart is racihng and my knee are weak
As I walk to the edge
I know there is not turning back
Once my feet have left the ledge
And in the rush I hear a voice
That’s telling me it’s time
to take the leap of faith
So here I go

I’m diving in, I’m going deep in over
my head, I want to be
Cought in the rush, lost in the flow,
in over my head, I want to go
The river’s deep, the river’s wide,
the river’s water is alive
So sink or swim, I’m diving in

There is a supernatural power
In this might river’s flow
It can bring the dead to life
And it can fill an empty soul
And give a heart the only thing
Worth living and worth dying for, yeah
But we will never know the awesome power
Of the grace of God
Until we let ourselves get swept away
Into this holy flood
So if you’ll take my hand
We’ll close our eyes and count to three
And take the leap of faith
Come on let’s go

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