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Over the last several years, I often come back to the Casting Crowns song Voice of Truth. For me it contains prayers that mark my spiritual journey.

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. That was my prayer when we were considering planting the church. And it was my prayer as God led me into deeper and harder parts of ministry. Places I wanted to go, but places that were hard to go. “God, I want to walk on water. I want to know what it is like to be in the middle of the miraculous, the middle of the impossible, standing only by faith in you.” The church was planted! The challenges were overcome! And I have indeed seen the miraculous.

Oh what I would do to have the kind of faith it takes to stand before a giant, with just a sling and a stone. 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 you’ll never win.

But I slayed that giant. It was scary, it was hard, and it took more from me then I ever imagined. But I fought the good fight, and I stood my ground, and the stone was just the right size to bring the giant to the ground!

I will soar with wings of eagles when I stop and listen to the sound of Jesus singing over me!

I’m sure there are more waves to come. I’m sure there are more giants to slay. But for now I am excitedly believing the Voice of Truth. I am joyously embracing the different story. I am embracing this season of not being afraid!

I love how Jesus gives us life – Not just life after we die, but life right now here on earth. We’ve gone through seasons where we feel like the walking dead. Like there’s no hope, or life is drained by fear. Looking back, I can see how our tiny bits of faith and our perseverance to just keep keeping on have led to this time, this time of answered prayers, this time of living life abundantly without fear and without fight.

Jesus, thank you for answering those song-based prayers over the years, and thank you for being my Voice of Truth.