After 5 weeks of being on the mainland with family and friends, I am back home on Molokai. While driving to my parent's house from town one day, the song "Voice of Truth" by Casting Crowns came on the radio. If you are not familiar with the words, they go:
Oh what I would do to have the kind of faith it takes to climb out of this boat I'm in on to the crashing waves. To step out of my comfort zone into the realm of the unknown where Jesus is and He's holding out His hand. But the waves are calling out my name and they laugh at me. reminding me of all the times I've tried before and failed. The waves, they keep on telling me time and time again, "Boy, You'll never win!! You'll never win!!"
Chorus: But the Voice of Truth tells me a different story. The Voice of Truth says, "Do not be afraid!" And the Voice of Truth says, "This is for My glory" Out of all the voices calling out to me, I will choose to listen and believe the Voice of Truth.
Oh what I would do to have the kind of strength it takes to stand before a giant with just a sling and a stone surrounded by the sound of a thousand warriors shaking in their armor wishing they'd have the strength to stand. But the giant's calling out my name and he laughs at me. Reminding me of all the times I've tried before and failed. The giant keeps on telling me time and time again, "Boy, You'll never win! You'll never win!"
But the stone was just the right size to put the giant on the ground and the waves aren't looking so high from on top of them lookin' down. I will soar with the wings of eagles when I stop and listen to the sound of Jesus singing over me. I will choose to listen and believe the Voice of Truth!
How many times do we feel the waves and giants in our lives laughing at us? One of the things that the Lord has been growing me in recently is trust. Do I truly trust what the Voice of Truth is saying or is my focus on the crashing waves and intimidating giants? Do I have the faith to climb out of the boat on to the crashing waves?
God has put several "giant" situations in my life over the past couple of months that if I were to listen to the giants, I would be hiding. But Christ is holding out His hand saying "Trust Me. I will not let you fall! Don't be afraid!" This is the Voice of Truth that I have to make the conscience effort to listen to. Jesus Christ's voice of truth is a quiet voice that can easily be drowned out by the noise of the waves and giants. There have been numerous times that like Peter, I take my eyes off of Jesus and I start sinking beneath the waves. Jesus is faithful to pull you up from beneath the crashing waves if you ask and trust in Him.
In several of the gigantic situations that I mentioned earlier, Jesus has me trusting that even though I don't know the outcome- He does and it will all work out for His honor and glory!!
So friend- will you choose to listen and believe the Voice of Truth!!
I enjoyed spending time with those of you I saw while on the mainland. Jared and Laura's wedding went beautifully! I look forward to hearing from each of you. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Please be in prayer for the island of Molokai and All God's Children Preschool.