“You make me BRAVE. You call me out beyond the shore, into the waves. No fear can hinder now the promises you made. Because love in wave after wave, crashes over me. For you are for us and you are not against us. Champion of heaven, You made a way for all to enter in.” -Lyrics from You Make Me Brave, by Hillsong LISTEN TO SONG>
Do you ever hear lyrics to a song and think, “that is beautiful, but what does that mean in REAL life?” I had one of those moments this week. I often listen to worship music to calm my baby daughter when she is upset. It is powerful to watch how music calms her body and eases her stress. I can sense this same power in the way the music moves me. It has a way of taking words and driving them deeper into our souls. As I sat listening and rocking my daughter, these words stuck out to me. They played over and over in my mind. I found myself both lost in their depth and wondering, how do I live these words out for REAL? Its wonderful to say “you make me brave and call me out to live life in the rough waves, trusting you…” but how do I actually live out that truth? Do I see in my own life where God is calling me to the waves? Do I recognize the fulfillment of His promises in my life? When He promises never to leave us, to be our strength through persecution, to be our hope for the future. When He declares that He is the freedom for the captives and oppressed. Do I walk in these promises daily? Do I let them transform the way I see people around me? Do I let them deepen my love for people in my community and around the world?
RtC has the opportunity to love those the world has chosen to forget. We partner with servant-hearted men and women who have dedicate their lives to living out real, raw, authentic love for the children and families around them in Romania. I am humbled as I hear stories of hope and transformation rising from the communities they live in. Our God is a PROMISE-KEEPING God. He does not change or fail in anyway. He is not a shifting sand, unstable and unfit for a foundation. Our God is able and willing. His love knows no bounds and He has lavished it over us.
You can be apart of these stories in a powerful way. You can sponsor a child today and make an impact on their life that will go beyond you. You can join us on a trip to Romania and see first hand what God is doing! Or check out the Boxes of Hope program to see how you can be a vessel of hope this Christmas to the children of Romania.
You. Can. Pray.
Pray for boldness in the lives of those serving in Romania. Pray for the hearts of those they serve, that God would move in a huge way. Pray for the hope of Christ to sweep over Romania.
How is God calling you into the waves today? I encourage you to venture out into those waters, knowing that you can TRUST the Promise-Keeping God!
Written by: Grace Hansen, Director of Operations