It's sad how we can get so complacent in our spiritual walk that before we realize it we are either standing still or even sliding backwards.
We don't intend for this to happen and sometimes we aren't even sure when it started or even how it started. All we know is that we aren't going where we need to be.
Truth is, if we aren't actively moving ourselves forward with Jesus, that's exactly where we are headed. Wading on the shores of the water of life becoming stagnant and stale.
In my own life, Jesus is calling me to a more intimate relationship with Him.
He is drawing me day by day to a deeper knowledge of who He is.
He is purging my sinful nature.
He is purifying my thoughts.
He is prioritizing my actions.
He is calling me into deeper water.
I have enjoyed the shallow end of the pool of life for too long. The shallow end is fine when were are little children. It's the right depth for us at that point in our lives. As we grow and mature, we require deeper water to afford us the same level of pleasure of enjoyment or activity.
As Christians, we can only hang out in the shallow end for so long. If we are to continue in our quest to seek Him for bigger things, we need some "bigger water"! Amen?
I am no longer satisfied with my pitiful knowledge of who Christ really is. I crave to know Him more! I long for a greater awareness of my God. I desire to grow each day to a deeper understanding of my Creator.
Just as Jesus called Peter to the deeper water, He is beckoning me and you to join Him there.
I know He has a much greater plan for our lives. I know He desires greater things for all of us.
He desire us to have a deeper:
He desires us to:
Whatever it takes to get me to the deeper water is what I'll do. I'll get out of the shallow wading pool and dive into the deep. I'll swim, take a boat or walk on the water if I have to.
I will head to the deep water in sweet anticipation of what He can do and full of marvelous joy at the prospect of Him doing it!
Humbly I bow in awe and adoration. Moving in to deeper water, I keep my eyes on Him.