Wading Into the Deep End! – A Word by Daniel Pontious
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Wading Into the Deep End!
A Word by Daniel Pontious
I can remember back to the days of my youth when I was actually afraid of the water in a swimming pool. Everyone always told me to beware of the Deep End because there was the possibility that I might fall in and drown, so like many other people did, I stayed in the shallows where my feet could still touch the bottom.
Occasionally I would get bold enough or get enough confidence where I would wade out towards the Deeper End, but I would venture only to the place where I could still feel bottom with the tips of my toes.
How many of us are this way when it comes to the Presence of God? When we venture into the waters initially its often only to the ankles at first which seems Refreshing and yet at the same time we can maintain total control of our situation.
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“And when the man went on eastward with the measuring line in his hand, he measured a thousand cubits, and he caused me to pass through the waters, WATERS THAT WERE ANKLE-DEEP.” Ezekiel 47:3
As Father God begins to work in our lives He will bring us into the Waters which are often a representation of His Presence and the Word (Ephesians 5:26). He will attempt to get us accustomed to the Water itself so that we begin to trust Him, but as we continue to venture forth in Him through relationship, He will continue to draw us Deeper into Him than we’ve ever been before, until we lose our own personal control mechanisms and we can no longer feel the bottom.
Father is building trust between you and Him! As He continues to draw you closer to Him you begin to experience more of His Heart for you and you feel His Love, His Power and His Presence more than ever before. He will continue to draw you deeper and farther into Him until you give up control and totally put yourself into His Hands.
“Afterward he measured a thousand, and it was a river that I could not pass through, for the waters had risen, WATERS TO SWIM IN, a river that could not be passed over or through.” Ezekiel 47:5
God is wanting to draw you deeper into Him to the place where you no longer fear to let go of your controls and you begin to not just feel His Presence and Power around you but it begins to carry you along with the currents of His Spirit. Fear is broken! You are no longer worried about not being able to touch the bottom and you know He’s not going to let you drown.
I have found that as I have gotten closer to the Lord over the years people have tried to put me into fear. “Well, you shouldn’t get so far out there in the Spirit realm where you start getting strange son!” They would say to me or, “that’s only what we do in church on Sunday”, wanting to maintain control, but God wants ALL OF YOU! Not just your Sunday morning or night, but all of you and He will immerse you in the depths of His Love to prove it to you!
This morning I challenge you to go Deeper in the Waters than you’ve ever been before! Wade out into the depths of His Word and His Presence than you’ve ever been! Trust Him to carry you and don’t be hindered by fear anymore!!! As you do and you realize just how Good He is you’ll never go back to the shallows again!!!
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