Follow The Leader

Follow The Leader

Yesterday I released a post called The World’s Biggest Game of Simon Says but I know some people call it, Follow The Leader.  If you didn’t read the devotion you can just click on the Title and it will take you there.  It might make this post just a little more powerful 🙂

In the devotion, it talks about how the Israelites followed God’s cloud wherever and whenever He moved it.  This really caused me to question my level of trust in God’s leading and I asked you the same questions I was asking myself.  As I wrote the post the song Oceans by Hillsong United was playing in my mind, but so was a quote from Tozer, I’m kinda ADD like that.

Tozer - Chrisitans don't lie

Ouch! I sometimes feel this way when we’re singing Oceans at church.  My heart wants to mean every word, but I fear that sometimes I’m not willing to follow through on the statements I sing.

OceansOceans by Hillsong United

The line in Oceans that gets me is:

“Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders”

I want to live with that kind of faith.  I want to be bold, courageous and brave.  I want to follow God without borders.  I want to answer the call like the song says:

“Wherever You would call me”

This makes me think of the movie We Bought A Zoo…again…it’s the ADD thing!  I love inspiring true stories made into film and this is one of my faves.  One statement by the father in the movie; played by Matt Damon is a quote I can’t forget:

Benjamin Mee 20 seconds of bravery


VIDEO CLIP OF THE QUOTE AS MATT DAMON TELLS IT TO HIS SON IN THE MOVIE

VIDEO CLIP OF MATT DAMON’S CHARACTER LIVING OUT HIS 20 SECONDS OF BRAVERY IN THE MOVIE

So, in sharing today’s #musicpic
with you,

I’ve also shared a #paperbackpic
and a #moviepic 

I hope they all leave you inspired to follow the leader, giving God your 20 seconds of insane, embarrassingly brave courage …And, in the words of Benjamin Mee;

I promise you, something great will come of it!

Here’s my prayer from the devo with an addition to the end,
inspired by the song Oceans.

LOOK BELOW
To see where to find: the song, the book & the movie

Prayer

Father…Thank You for revealing your directions so I can know how to follow You.  I read instructions in Your Word, I hear them when I’m quiet enough to listen to your voice, and sometimes I there’s a pounding in my chest when you want me to move. Please help me to be more sensitive to Your leading.  Give me courage and a gift of faith to follow wherever and whenever you lead. Let my trust be without borders.    In Jesus Name…Amen

Oceans#musicpic Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)
Makes Me Feel:  Empowered, like I want to do something GREAT for God!  Confident to Follow Wherever He Leads.
Sung By: Hillsong United
Website:  https://hillsong.com/united/
CD:  Zion
Written By: Matt Crocker; Joel Houston; Salomon Ligthelm
© 2013
Worship Together Info:  http://www.worshiptogether.com/songs/oceans-where-feet-may-fail/
Official Youtube Video With Lyrics: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dy9nwe9_xzw
Lyrics:  https://hillsong.com/lyrics/oceans-where-feet-may-fail/

We bought a zoo book #paperbackpic We Bought a Zoo
By Benjamin Mee  © 2011 Originally published in 2008 and 2009
https://www.amazon.com/We-Bought-Zoo-Amazing-Animals/dp/B004ZXNLZO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1505836394&sr=8-1&keywords=we+bought+a+zoo+book

we bought a zoo#moviepic We Bought a Zoo
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1389137/

FOOTNOTES

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE TRUE STORY OF BENJAMIN MEE READ HERE:  https://www.dartmoorzoo.org.uk/ourstory/ Website Accessed:  2017-09-19

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Comments(4)

  1. Liz says

    Hmmm… my 20 seconds of insane trust! Now there’s an idea to ponder! Thanks for getting me fired up this morning, friend! XO

    • Sherry Stahl says

      Liz,
      Glad to hear I got your motor running 🙂 Have a crazy awesome day!
      ~Sherry
      xoxo

  2. KellyRBaker says

    Amen, I think I could get through 20 seconds. I’ll need to remember that because courage has been a thing with me lately. Also, I stopped by to let you know I nominated you for the Blogger Recognition Award. https://kellyrbaker.com/honoring-bloggers-blogger-recognition-award/ Please don’t feel obligated to do a thing. Just know you are a blessing to many! Love you, friend!

    • Sherry Stahl says

      Kelly,
      I’m completely honored that you would nominate me for a blogger recognition award! Our cyber-friendship has really been a blessing to me 🙂 Praying you push through to courage and see God do even greater things than He already has through you!
      Much love,
      ~Sherry
      xoxo

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