On 11 February 2018, I spoke to God about my life and job, and the fact that I was stressed and deeply unhappy. I felt that I wasn’t living up to my calling.
The Word He gave me is from John 21:4-7, in which Jesus told the disciples to cast the net out towards the other side of the boat.
I had no idea what this Word meant, but I felt peace to give 24h notice, and resign. I had no plan beyond this.
The next couple of months were a bit in-between, but it lead up to packing up my house and my bags in June (also in obedience) and setting off on the Wilderness x Promised Land Adventure, not yet knowing that I would travel to 6 different countries in 4 months, without a solid income, without a plan or even a backup-plan. I had nothing to go on but a Word from God.
On October 1st, I had a dream in which I was dancing. There was no music, but I danced the message of the Gospel. I had no idea that people were gathering, watching. I simply danced because I had to.
Later that day, we took a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee. I started weeping the minute we cast off. To the left lay Capernaum, and Gaza lay before us. I was thinking how Jesus calmed the sea with a single word, and Holy Spirit reminded me of the Word He gave me in February that year. I was SO overwhelmed by His faithfulness!
OBEDIENCE IS BETTER THAN SACRIFICE.
1 Samuel 15:22
At some point, music started playing. I got up in the front of the boat and started dancing. It was not about performance, but about obedience.
Obedience enables us to #runwildlivefree
It so often happens that we’re held back by the known, and the visible, and even our comfort zone. But, when we trust Him for the harvest, beautiful things happen, and it sets our Spirit free.
May you have courage to step out, and to step in rhythm with the Lord of the Dance!