Shallow Water vs Deep Water
Do you remember how it was before you learned how to swim. How you would avoid the water or approach it with caution. How it felt to be a little fearful of the water. Many of us approach the water many times just putting our feet in. Maybe getting in but not letting go of the side wall. Some of us even venture away from the wall but never letting our feet leave the solid ground at the bottom of the pool. Then there are those of us who think they can swim, but never put their heads under the water.
You will never really learn how to swim until you let go of what you know. That holding onto the wall will keep you afloat and will keep you from sinking. That as long as your feet can touch the bottom of the pool you are safe. Eventually you have to realize that just getting in the pool and getting wet is not enough. Yes you are in the pool but you are not swimming. Swimming is more that standing in the pool with water up to your neck.
Don't let being in the shallow waters fool you. Many of us are stuck in the shallow waters in our spiritual lives. Going to church, following the rules of our religion and going through all the motions. Never realizing that there is more to God than what we are experiencing. The shallow waters may feel like a safety net but it really is a trick of the enemy. Keeping you from the power that comes with diving deep into God.
When you dive deep, that is where you find true freedom in the water and in Him. You lose fear and can go to places that you have never been before. So let go of learned safety, take your feet off the bottom of the pool, matter of fact jump in and dive deep. The 'more' of God is right there waiting for you, in the deep waters.
John 3:5 5Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
2 Corinthians 3:17 17Now the LORD is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the LORD is, there is liberty.
Isaiah 43:2 2When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.
Isaiah 63:13 13That led them through the deep, as an horse in the wilderness, that they should not stumble?
Proverbs 20:5 Counsel in the heart of man is like deep water; but a man of understanding will draw it out.