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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A TURNAROUND FOR YOU..
A word by Dana Jarvis
I decree you are making the spiritual journey from the bondage of Egypt into your promised land of destiny. I know you have grown weary. Do not let the murmurings and complaining attitudes rule you. It causes the faith to waiver! Your focus is upon the cup of bitter waters that you are currently drinking from.
Rest assured that your God is making these bitter waters sweet!
You shall taste and see that the Lord is good! You are going to see such extravagance in your daily life. He is delivering much into your hands so reach up and take hold. Just as he was with you before, he is with you now. You are going to drink deep of the Living Waters. The bitter waters of life have tried to steal all joy.
However I hear the Lord say, “It is done, I am the Lord who heals you. I am the Lord who will restore you. I am the Lord who will provide your every need. I am the One that is making the bitter waters sweet!”
I feel so strongly that God is removing your cup of bitter waters you have had to drink for so long. He is causing a turnaround for you in a situation that you desperately need him to move. I am speaking to several and know this word is for you. Even as the Lord led Moses and the children of Israel from their bondage at the Red Sea, it still took one step of faith. One step of faith is all it takes to cause a release from all of this. Take a moment and sow into good ground by giving into Spirit Fuel. For just a contribution of $25, $50, or even $100 or more given into Spirit Fuel is an active step and good ground on which to sow. It is a powerful ministry reaching the world for Christ. As you sow that offering, it is that act of faith that will cause the Red Sea where you are standing to part in your life. The bitter cup will be removed and the sweetness of the Lord shall begin to flow!
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