Thursday, March 15, 2007

Willing to Drown!

Steven Curtis Chapman wrote a song that goes:

I'm divin' in, I'm goin' deep
In over my head I wanna be
Caught in the rush, tossed in the flow
In over my head I wanna go.
The river's deep, the river's wide,
The river's water is alive
So sink or swim I'm divin' in.

I've come to love that song. It talks about falling head-long into a love relationship with Jesus. I love the reckless abandon that the song portrays. There's no thought to survival, just simple surrender; a desire to be over your head, sink or swim.

I came across a saying that goes, "Dive deep; drown willingly." What an invigorating challenge. To take that deep breath and dive into deep waters. There's no wading involved; no cautious testing of the water. It doesn't say go in to your knees, or your waist or even your chin. It says dive deep, all the way, a hundred percent! Let Jesus be your very breath; let Him continue to breathe His life into your spirit. There's no need for a life preserver when we have THE Life Preserver!

So let's take the plunge! It's time to stop dipping our toes in the water and jump in. Get ready to get wet! Let's dive deep, willing to drown! Sink or swim.....

1 comment:

The Mailman's Wife said...

You are speaking to the core of my families heart right now. We have been challenged to dive head first into a life change. We are going into our calling, trusting that God WILL be our life guard. You have renewed this excitement once again, thank you. Often times on our journey we get side tracked and buried under all of the distractions in life. We can tend to forget how refreshing the water can be. Until of course you take that first dive. Isn't it refreshing to live a life of total abandonment to Jesus? Trusting solely in Him for everthing? If that isn't refreshing I don't know what is. Love you!