On my morning walk, I soaked in the beauty of the fresh Colorado air as my thoughts wandered to the miracle that has been unfolding. I was thanking the Father for the final approval needed for Oceans’ non-profit status in South Africa and utterly amazed realizing the official transfer of property from Azusa Pacific University to Oceans Ministries took place this week! Ephesians 3:20-21 was in the forefront of my mind.
“Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.”
Six months ago the idea of “asking or imagining” a retreat center near Cape Town unconceivable, YET, when Abba Father opens doors the impossible becomes possible. He is the “immeasurably more” God who works wonders to broadcast His glory for generations to come. There is absolutely no way on earth that we could have organized the events, divine appointments, prophetic words, and the team of people brought together to make Oceans Retreat Center a reality. Knowing that the supernatural Hand of God was lifting it all into place gives us overwhelming comfort and courage to step out of the boat in faith, to the great unknown of His sovereign plan.
My friend Henry designed the logo for Oceans Retreat Center with a boat on the water. If you look closely there is no one in the boat. He did that to remind us that as followers of Christ we are called to daily step out of our safe places of comfort and trust in a Good Father who does “immeasurably more…” in and through us for His glory. So keep stepping!!!
We invite you to praise God with us for the new journey we are on and to check out the website to find out more about Oceans Retreat Center’s mission and vision and how you may join us. Go to the website, oceansministries.org and click on retreat center.