You Have Called Me Higher

It has been ages since I have written about where I am in life and what God is doing in me. I have thought about writing this so many times, yet I struggled with how to put into words what I want to say.

Recently, I came across a song called Called Me Higher by All Sons and Daughters. It describes perfectly the journey that God is leading on. Here are the lyrics:

"Called Me Higher"

I could just sit
I could just sit and wait for all Your goodness
Hope to feel Your presence
And I could just stay
I could just stay right where I am and hope to feel You
Hope to feel something again

And I could hold on
I could hold on to who I am and never let You
Change me from the inside
And I could be safe
I could be safe here in Your arms and never leave home
Never let these walls down

But You have called me higher
You have called me deeper
And I'll go where You will lead me Lord
You have called me higher
You have called me deeper
And I'll go where You lead me Lord
Where You lead me
Where You lead me Lord

And I could hold on
I could hold on to who I am and never let You
Change me from the inside
And I could be safe
I could be safe here in Your arms and never leave home
Never let these walls down

But You have called me higher
You have called me deeper
And I'll go where You will lead me Lord
You have called me higher
You have called me deeper
And I'll go where You lead me Lord
Where You lead me

And I will be Yours, oh
I will be Yours for all my life

If you get a chance listen to this song. Anyways, I love the words because I could just sit with God. He has blessed me immensely, he has taken me to so many different places physically, emotionally and spiritually. But that is not what God wants. If you look around us (especially this time of year) you can see that God didn't just want us to sit. He made change in the world. He made seasons. Seasons of new growth, of rooting deeper, of letting go and of waiting. Recently I have been in a season of waiting. Waiting for what God was going to call me to next. It was a longer season than I had anticipated but I believe that that was because he was preparing me for the new growth that was going to take place in my life. 

God has brought me to a place I never thought I would be. He has given me a heart for ministry in Spain. 4 years ago before I headed off for Malawi, one of my professors asked me if I really thought God was calling me to Africa, because they felt that God had called me to Spain. I all but laughed in their faces (in fact, I might have actually). I assured them that I did not have a heart for Spain and NEVER planned on going to do ministry in Europe. Haha! How much God must have been laughing in that moment! Thinking, Daughter, just wait :) 

So in January of this past year I attended Alberta Missions Fest representing Rocky Mountain College and God began a stirring in my heart after quite a long time of waiting. I even wondered if my love and heart for missions had died. Through a series of events He made it clear He was calling me to Spain! 

I will be heading to Spain in January 2016. It seemed so far off when I first considered this. Maybe that's why it has taken me so long to write about this. Because it part it felt like it would never happen. But, I am almost through the training SEND has for me and I am about to begin the Support Raising portion. This has woken me up to the reality that I am actually going. In January, I will begin my final year in Canada for a while (4 years!). I think this has given me a whole new appreciation for the weather that we have been having. That and the extended fall that we have had! :) 

SO, all that to say. That God is calling me higher. 

What is God doing in your life? He may have you in a place of waiting, or of new growth, or of digging deeper or in a place of letting go. Which ever place it is, don't forget Him. He hasn't forgotten you. 

Blessings.

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