As He draws closer, I go farther… stepping out onto deeper water. That’s where it gets deep!
Diving deeper into this undercover search for love, means investing a lot of my time looking into all the ways to deepen my relationships. Most importantly the one I have with God and second to that, the one I have with you! So just to keep it real… I am here this morning to let you know that every DEEP relationship begins and ends in the same place.
The point of no return…
When you find yourself at the point of no return it can be a daunting moment. It’s decision time. It is the point where your very next step determines the direction you are going in and you’re 100 percent certain you’re not going back. It’s scary for sure… let me paint the picture.
We’re standing, not sitting, at the end of the pier, faced with the decision does it start or end here?
Are we on the same page? Do you really desire to know what real deep love looks like? Are you willing to jump in? I have been in a “pause-itive” state for far too long and I am ready to take the next step. I asked God and He says… He’s got no problem waiting. It’s up to you and me.
If you’re not quite there yet, it’s okay. Only fools rush in, right? It’s smart and good for us to calculate the cost but making a choice to be fully invested in love means there will always be a risk. What is pushing me to step out onto the water is what I have come to know God already has for me, a very real and deep love… because the good news is, it’s plain to see; He already paid the price for you and me. It’s literally part of history, written in His word (His-story).
Peering into the future now… with 2020 vision, even in this time where getting closer has the greatest risk and seems virtually impossible with the distance between us, remember that what is impossible to man, is not impossible to God. You can trust he will not leave you as you take this leap of faith in love. He already proved His willing love can conquer anything in the world, even death. He makes taking steps in love clear and simple. Throughout the bible, Jesus says it more than once so that we may be reminded for every day we may face ahead, “Do not be afraid”. His greatest command to us is to love; to love him with all your heart and the second greatest is to love others. Matthew 22: 36-40
I take one last look back at the love that was lost and with one quick glance my perspective of the lasting love ahead is renewed.
Joshua 1:9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go!
“I won’t go back, can’t go back to the way it used to be….”
Dive in with me today… Head over heels… Go overboard… In love… Fear less… For He is with you!
Isaiah 43:2 When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.
What will come next? For the steps to a deep & powerful love that will take us farther, even into eternity… I am looking to the one who will order them.
Psalm: 37:23. The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way.
Thought on Love # 14:
Deep love awaits. To get it you must step out in faith with the one that will be with you always, no matter what arises.