2.4.05

The Voice of Truth and Our Future...

I am considering the words of "Voice of Truth" by Casting Crowns as we consider our plans for the future. We are praying about selling our house, paying off a large portion of bills and renting for about two or three years while we pay off the rest of our bills. At that time we can make our missionary move to Brasil. Please read the lyrics and I will explain further afterward.
Oh what I would do to have
The kind of faith it takes
To climb out of this boat I'm in
Onto 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!"
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 had 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 they don't seem 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


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As we consider this move, I become concerned with making the "right decision." I hear voices (friends mostly) telling me what they think from their best wisdom (akin to Job's friends). But I want to hear the Voice of Truth. I want to live for Jesus.

I realized yesterday that I have been living for my daughters and my wife. I fear for their safety, desiring to be everything they need. But when they are sick, I am helpless. God demonstrates His power when I am powerless. I sometimes act like I need to take care of everything, but I cannot do what God can do. He is Sovereign and Almighty. As I become mindful of this, "He must increase, but I must decrease."

Therefore, I must cast my cares upon Him (1 Peter 5.7) and trust that He cares enough for me and my family to lead us in the right direction.

So our plan will develop as we depend upon God to work out the details. God is good! And Jesus é fiel!! (Deus é bóm! e Jesus is faithful!!)

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