New Video “Where The Wild Things Are”

A few weeks ago I was at The Potter’s House in Dallas with my team from Youth Explosion Ministries and ended up shooting this video. The production is out of this world thanks to Drew Castillo who is also the Youth Pastor there. It was kind of surreal for me filming on the same set  as TD Jakes who I have been so greatly impacted by. As we were shooting, I kind of flashed back to my years as a teenager and remembered  how every Sunday afternoon at 3:00 I would rush home and lock myself in my room to watch Bishop Jakes. And now, all these years later, here I was… standing in his studio. If you would have asked me at age 16 if I’d ever be in that position I probably would have said, “Yes”. I sensed at a very young age that God was going to do something grand with my life. But, if you would have asked me a few years later, maybe in my early twenties, after I’d had some time to mess it all up…I would have said, “not a chance”. 

At some point in time I silently decided that I had changed God’s mind about me and simultaneously sabotaged His plan. I saw Him up in heaven, ripping out the pages and starting over in pencil. I think I’m finally starting to understand that my story was actually written backwards.  Beginning with the end in mind, He chose my calling after reading every single chapter, every single line. He started with my past, worked His way to my mother’s womb and there spoke destiny into every fiber of my being. Who He calls, He equips. Perhaps my unspoken regrets and tears are my equipment.

My feet have been planted upon a platform higher than I’m comfortable with.  After all, I’ve always been afraid of heights (even though my father insisted that fear wouldn’t be tolerated in his house) My prayer  from the pit of my soul is this, however high you place my feet may my knees and face be always parallel.


~ by oraia on October 3, 2009.

4 Responses to “New Video “Where The Wild Things Are””

  1. This is amazing. It really spoke to me. It spoke to me about living out my chosen destiny with a purpose that was created just for me. And I was reminded of Psalm 139. Especially verses 13-16. And how God spoke my life into existence before I was ever even known to mankind.

    thank you.

  2. This is wonderful! “What makes a person great? The presence of God in that person’s life Not his or her accomplishments.”-SJ Hill Psalm 18:35 You give me your shield of victory and your right hand sustains me; you stoop down to make me great. He has made you great and because of this I give Him praise! He has made us for such a time as this Oraia! He is our rock! I love it! Let us not shrink back Lord!

  3. Oraia, I listened again to you speak this message for the first time. Each time I get a new revelation and God enlighten’s me on how it’s a must that we run with passion. You blessed us as the leaders and staff so much a the Potter’s House! You and all of Christ Tabernacle are such a blessing to this generation. We didn’t want to see you go but purpose calls you onward. Never stop, never be silent. Let God continue to put in you what He can get through you. Be blessed Mighty Woman of God! We will be up there Jan 28th for Bizzaro World!

  4. Darla,
    Many thanks to you for your encouragement. I will actually be at Potter’s House on Sunday so be sure to come say hello

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