Creatively Walking on Water

Posted: September 24, 2015 in Uncategorized
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I’m reading Brian Houston’s great new leadership book, Live, Love, Lead (review coming soon). In the midst of the book, I found something that is pure gold for creatives. Check this out:

“Following Jesus on the grand adventure of a faith-filled life requires risk taking. Keeping your eyes on Him while He calls you out upon the water, into the great unknown where feet may fail, just like Peter, is never easy. Fears and doubts assault you and shout all the reasons why you can’t or shouldn’t do what God calls you to do. As frightening as it may feel at times, you must be willing to keep moving, being faithful in the small things as you ask God for the strength, courage and resources to take the next step.

These dark moments in life when the uncertainty of the future terrifies you require a deeper, grittier kind of faith. These are the times when God asks you not only to trust Him but also to surrender all areas of your life to Him. We often assume automatically that knowing God is the same as making Him Lord of our lives. But I’m convinced, especially when facing the crossroads and crucible of life, we must surrender to God as Lord. Nothing can open up the doorway to your glorious future like experiencing a personal revelation of Jesus’ Lordship over your life.”

There’s a lot of truth in that passage. There are times in all of our lives when we are going to have to take risks, things that feel dangerous, at least in our creative exploits. In those moments fear will usually rear it’s ugly head and try to drag us back into the boat if not under the waves. It is imperative that we keep our eyes on Christ. I love how Houston equates this realization with the realization of the Lordship of Christ. Yes, He should be Lord over our lives, but we also need to understand He is Lord of ALL. He has it covered. He can calm the storm. He can keep us afloat. He can make us walk and dance upon the waves.

But first, we need to step out of the boat.

  1. Jody Thomae says:

    This couldn’t have been more timely to me in my current faith journey. I am in tears.
    Bless you, Dave!
    Continued Creative Blessings, Jody

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