Thursday, 19 January 2012

Why 'Walk On The Water'?

When I was 19 years old, I attended my first Women's Conference. The first night, after the speaker finished, she invited those who wanted to, to come to the front to pray or to be prayed for if they wished. I went to the front to pray. While I was up there, a lady came to me and started to pray over me. She shared with me/prophesied, that I would one day have a ministry as a public speaker. When she left me, the Holy Spirit confirmed this and told me that I would one day speak in the same conference room that I was in at the time. WOW!!! Have you ever heard the saying "joy unspeakable"? That was me at that moment! I was SO filled with joy, surprised and excited, along with so many other emotions! It was amazing and I will never forget it!!!
Fast forward eight years... I was sitting in my vehicle one day, waiting to pick my kids up from school and a song that I had never heard before... 'Walk On The Water' by Britt Nicole came on the radio. At that time in my life, I needed to make a difficult decision... to attend Bible College or not to attend Bible College? I felt that God was calling me to go, as a way of preparing me for ministry, but I wasn't sure. It was a difficult decision for me to make for a few reasons. I was 26 years old, not fresh out of high school with a mind geared toward studying, homework or assignments, I had four kids, so I was busy already and I would need to juggle my school times around theirs, finances were an issue (schooling is not cheap) and I was just not feeling confident in myself. "I've been out of school for eight years. What if I fail my classes?" All of these things were going through my mind. I would also at the same time that Bible College would start, be leading my first women's Bible/Book study and would need to prepare for that each week along with attending Bible College and all it would entail should I decide to go. I googled the song 'Walk On The Water' when I got home and after listening to it a few more times and being encouraged by the words, the idea came to me...Walk On The Water Ministries is what I'm going to call my ministry, whenever it starts and I decided to step out in faith as Peter did when he stepped out of the boat and walked on the water toward Jesus, (Matthew 14:25-29) and go to Bible College. When we trust God and step out for Him, He does amazing things! I only got to attend one semester, because God lead us to move out of the Province that we were living in to the Province that we currently live a few months later...(that is another story of faith) but it was the best five months of my life! It was the closest that I have felt to Him and the most fulfilled I've been spiritually! And guess what?! I passed!
As I wrote in the 'about me' portion of my blog, I am expecting great things in 2012 and believe that this blog is a part of my ministry. Hence the name "Walk On The Water'.


2 comments:

  1. Way to step out in Faith girl! :) Love ya!

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  2. Thank-you for the encouragement! Love ya back! :)

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