into deeper waters

I love the words to the song "Oceans".

Spirit lead me 'til my faith is without borders
Let me walk upon the waters
Wherever you would call me
Take me deeper than my feet could ever wander
Hillsong United

Risk. It's a word loaded with meaning. It sounds good. It sounds daring and adventurous. But it's a completely different thing to walk out. To leap off of cliffs into unknown things. To step into deeper waters. To truly risk requires faith.

It starts with a willing heart. Surrender. A bowing down with open hands before our God to say "Here am I. Send me." Use me. I am Yours.

When we arrived at the airport in Managua, Nicaragua, last April, our friends greeted us with "Bienvenidos a Nicaragua. Prepare to have your hearts changed." And even though we knew God was leading us to Nicaragua, we had no idea just how much our hearts would be changed. How much God would ask us to risk.

Our family is moving to Nicaragua.

We are closing our construction and photography businesses. We are selling most of our belongings. We are stepping into deeper waters.

There are so many questions. So many unknowns. I know there will be struggle and hard times and lots of real life ahead. 

But I also know there will be so much good. That there is an un-explainable peace in our hearts. There is a fire in our bones. We have to say yes.

So we are risking the ocean. We're launching into deeper waters so that God can do more. More in us and more through us. 

Take us deeper, Lord.