I absolutely love the old testament! I used to hate reading in the old testament. Really I did, I couldn't focus and felt like it was just not for this day and time until one day the Lord just totally awakened my spirit and I began to fall in love with God's Word completely. I realized that reading God's Word was about more than just some words on a page. It was about getting to know a man, a Savior, a King who loved me so much and paid a price, a High price for someone like me. And when I began to realize that and that God wanted relationship with me, His word became so alive to me and I fell in love with the entire bible.
God's word is a love letter to us. Have you ever been given a love letter by a crush??? Come on, don't lie!! We have all probably been given a love letter at some point or written one at sometime in our lives. The point is, is that God has written a huge love letter to us and He just wants us to open it up and read it. His Word is a lamp unto our feet and light unto our path. It guides us and directs us in the right way, it leads us and helps us in times of trouble. His Word brings peace in times of trouble, and His Word tells us who we are when we seem to be confused about that fact! We have been given the greatest love letter ever written and so many times we won't even pick it up and read it.
This is what I mean about going only ankle deep!! I believe God wants us to go deeper with Him! I believe He wants us to jump all the way in the water. Ezekiel 47 is such an amazing chapter.
Ezekiel 47:3-5, 9, Measuring as he went, he took me along the stream for 1750 feet and then led me across. The water was up to my ankles. He measured off another 1750 feet and led me across again. This time the water was up to my knees. After another 1750 feet, it was up to my waist. Then he measured another 1750 feet and the river was too deep to walk across. It was deep enough to swim in, but too deep to walk through...
vs. 9, There will be swarms of living things wherever the water of this river flows. Fish will abound in the Dead Sea, for its waters will become fresh. Life will flourish wherever this water flows.
Don't just stay ankle deep, or knee deep, or waist deep, jump all the way in with God!! When you drink of this water you will thirst no more!! He brings life to every situation. He is life!! This is such an amazing picture of how awesome our God is. If you know anything about the Dead Sea, nothing is even able to live there because of the salt!! That is why it is called the Dead Sea! But scripture is saying here that when this water flows here that the fisherman will stand and be amazed, that trees will have life along the side of the river flowing into the Dead Sea and there will be life and it will flourish. My God is AWESOME!! I don't know what you are facing today, but I know a God who can bring dead things to life! Jump in head first! Don't hold back any longer from giving your all to God. Give Him your whole heart today, He wants all of you not just some of you. Some of you have only been ankle deep in the water, and some knee deep and some waist deep, jump in over your head. Jesus is the only way, there is no better way, He knows what is best for you. He has a plan! His ways are so much better than what you think you have figured out! Give your all to JESUS today!! Choose today, to deepen your relationship with the King of kings and Lord of lords. Get in your Word daily and pray daily. He wants to have a relationship with you. Think about how your relationship would be with your spouse or with your kids if you went all day long and didn't even speak to them all day long or have any communication with them. So many times, this is the way we are with the Savior or the universe who took our sin upon Himself and paid it all for us. Let's dive in head first!! I'm ALL IN!!! GOING DEEPER!
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