Where Feet May Fail

Posted By on Sep 30, 2013 in If Gathering | 10 comments


It’s been a crazy couple of years. What was once a casual conversation between friends and colleagues around gathering like-hearted women has become so much more. (Read more about it here or skip to the bottom of the post.)

You call me out upon the waters

So much more fun {I’m getting there Jennie}. So much more audacious. So much more risky. So much more terrifying {Okay, that right there is how I really feel}. And me, the control freak that I am, wading in so much deeper than I am comfortable. Feet unsteady. Knees wobbling.

The great unknown where feet may fail

But it is here that I realize that I have to loosen my grip, let go of unfair expectations, and hold hope and possibility with open hands.

And there I find You in the mystery

And it is here that my faith is proven to be more than a desperate plea for more, more than a safety net, and more than words wrestled out in a blog post.

In oceans deep my faith will stand

Jesus, be here. With us.

And I will call upon Your name

Guide our steps. Keep our eyes focused on You. Keep us out of the fray that divides us. Teach us how to love one another. Father, let us be known by our love.

And keep my eyes above the waves

I know this isn’t going to be easy. We have found ourselves in treacherous waters. I feel it already. The enemy whispering lies, doubts, fears.

When oceans rise

But let me go to bed tonight singing Your melodies of love. Yes, Lord, quiet me with Your holy love and rejoice over me with singing.

My soul will rest in Your embrace

WE…are in this together.

For I am Yours and You are mine

If : Gathering – The Bigger Vision from If Gathering on Vimeo.

Pray about joining the IF: Gathering February 7 – 8. Either in Austin or in or in your hometown. 

  • IF:Austin

For the Austin gathering, we are eliminating the set ticket price, and asking women to partner with us, by giving what they can to the mission of IF. We need everyone to join us in praying for God to provide the funds for us to turn the lights on! Ticket registration will open early (October 14) to people on our email list, so we recommend people sign up to be on our list for their chance to come: http://ifgathering.com/connect/

  • IF:Local

We don’t want to limit this gathering to a venue in Austin. We are throwing open the doors, and inviting women to join us via webcast. Our hope is that they gather with their friends, neighbors or others in their community and join us virtually. They will still need to register – and we ask that they also give what they can to make this happen. Then in the next several weeks and months, we will send them ideas and resources for our time together.

And, if the vision resonates, please consider donating. 

Oh, and talk to me. What do you think about all this IF:Stuff? 

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  • AnnVoskamp_HolyExperience

    You amaze, girl.
    And where you walk? Even more amazing.

    With. Him.

    With you, girl…
    a

    • lindseynobles

      Ann. I love you.

  • http://www.megansmidt.com Megan Smidt

    Hey Lindsey! We’re neighbors and I know we need to meet {I’m in Murfreesboro}. God has been rocking my world as I am in the last week of month seven of 7 and it has all brought me to this….. the IF: gathering. Everything has lined up for me to be able to go to Austin….. everything. But I also realize the importance and excitement of meeting locally. I feel in my heart that I need to actually be in Austin in February…. but that i will bring back with me all I need to move and shake along with women where God has planted me. You and I need a coffee date! :)

    • http://www.lindseynobles.com Lindsey

      Let’s do this! My travel schedule is a little crazy this time of year but email me at lindseyrnobles@gmail.com and let’s find a day.

  • http://www.esauproject.com Julie

    I’m planning on being there with at least a couple friends. I absolutely cannot wait.

    • http://www.lindseynobles.com Lindsey

      awesome!

  • http://paigeknudsen.com paige

    love your words & your united heart with so many whose life the lord clearly is using..in BIG ways!

  • Andrea B.

    I’m just beyond thrilled at the new developments with IF! Can’t wait to be a part of it somehow!

  • Megan Smidt

    Lindsey….. I’m in Murfreesboro and going to if:gathering….. we need to meet! :)

  • aurelia20

    Recently I was REALLY low on money and debts were eating me from all sides! That was UNTIL I decided to make money on the internet. I went to surveymoneymaker dot net, and started filling in surveys for cash, and surely I’ve been far more able to pay my bills!! I’m so glad, I did this!!! – x18n

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