“Where there is no vision, the people perish.”
I used to write music all the time. For a while, I got frustrated and stopped. As quickly as I picked up a pen, I put it down and never did it again. That is changing after this weekend’s phenomenon. I have been saved since 1997 but that doesn’t mean my soul doesn’t get tired and need reviving. CPR if you will! My personal motto is “Whatever it takes.” Whatever it takes is what I want God to do in my life to keep me on track. As a thank you to HIM and in reverence to HIM, I have decided to pick the pen back up and write what comes. Here is what was on my mind today…
You saved me from myself, you picked me up
You wrapped your arms around me and gave me love
My old ways have been washed new
All of it, all of this, it’s all because of you
You kept me from stepping off that ledge
You heard me every time I cried and begged
For the moments I didn’t think you were there
You were actually carrying me because you cared
This is my Genesis! This is my new beginning!
And it’s all because of you and your forgiveness
I’m standing tall – I’m standing proud
No one is going to tear you down
Because I will stand in the gap to proclaim
The righteousness of Jesus’ name
In my lowest times you stood at my side
In my highest times you allowed my pride
In my moments of silent tears and shame
Your loss… has been my gain…
© 2010 Jade Getchell
We have shoes to fill all the time. This past Sunday at church, my pastor spoke about whose shoes were you going to fill? Essentially, everyone is fulfilling a job, eventually someone will move on from the position and then someone else will come into those shoes. The entire time he was preaching, all I could think about was how I didn’t feel like I was going to fill a pair of shoes already made of responsibilities of someone else. At the end of the service, pastor asked those who were willing to fill shoes to come forward. I went forward and began speaking to God telling Him how I was feeling. (As if He didn’t already know what I was thinking! Cracks me up… haha) I said, “God, I don’t know if I’m wrong for this but I don’t feel like I’m filling shoes with this vision you have given me, but I feel like I’m going to create a pair of shoes for myself.” As you can imagine my struggle was whether or not I was being to “human” and not enough focus on His will spiritually. By no means do I want to go out of His path for me! After church had concluded, a man told me my talent was more anointed than I could imagine. He also told me he just didn’t think I was going to fill a pair of shoes – but instead create a pair. OH GOSH! I lost it. God had confirmed for me I wasn’t being too “human” but was actually on the path He has for me. And boy!!! Was I excited! Another step in this vision God keeps giving me. A step closer to reaching it!
Faith assures us of things we expect and convinces us of the existence of things we cannot see.
I know you are probably lost as far as this “vision” I keep speaking about but soon enough a blog will come about that too. I’m just not quite ready! lol
Yesterday, I received two opportunities to further my vision from the Lord. Again, sorry, not going into details yet, but regardless, it’s happening. God is laying out these opportunities in front of me that keep getting larger and larger in size. With that size increase (and blessing increase) comes Satan though. The larger the blessing, the larger the attack. Keeping myself clothed in the Armor of God, my bodily and spiritual protection is soooooooo important. I know I have others out there who are praying for me and with me — you know who you are — and I thank you for your diligence. To my personal prayer partner, I love you tremendously. So much is going on and it’s nice to know I can call anytime and speak with you about my nerves in this process! (and you don’t judge me for being crazy!! haha) To my husband – you support me. What more can I ask for? God gave me a perfect partner for my life both spiritually, talent and personally.
God is opening doors, times are changing and heading in a different direction. Be prepared, be stealth, and pay attention. When you think God is speaking to you (and remember He doesn’t always do it audibly, it can be done through others, through a program on the radio or TV, through the Bible… the list is endless). Most of all, don’t be scared of it. Every time a new “step” comes along and I must decide to take it or not take it – I’m petrified. (Psalm 56:3 Even when I am afraid, I still trust you.) Petrified because I have no idea where it’s leading to, but excited because I TRUST in God and have FAITH in God and where He is leading me. So should you.
Faith led Noah to listen when God warned him about the things in the future that he could not see. He obeyed God and built a ship to save his family. Through faith Noah condemned the world and received God’s approval that comes through faith.
The works of his hands are faithful and just; all his precepts are trustworthy.
It’s news I’m most proud to proclaim, this extraordinary Message of God’s powerful plan to rescue everyone who trusts him, starting with Jews and then right on to everyone else! God’s way of putting people right shows up in the acts of faith, confirming what Scripture has said all along: “The person in right standing before God by trusting him really lives.”