Come with me on a journey as we lead the rest of our lives living in the deep end of the pool. It’s where our feet never touch the bottom and only the Lord can hold us up. As a friend once told me:
I believe that if you can touch the bottom with your feet then you’re not in Gods swimming pool. It’s not supposed to be hard to live the kingdom life – it’s supposed to be impossible without God!
I spent a lot of my Christian life in the shallow end of the pool. I could touch the bottom of the pool as I was keeping my head above the water through my own strength. But you see the Lord wanted a deeper relationship with me. And the only place to have that relationship was at the far end of that pool. I wanted that so much but here’s where I went wrong. I thought I could do it all on my own. I thought I could hold my head above that water by MYSELF and in my own strength.
Well it started off OK but then I started to sink. I could feel myself starting to go under that water. No matter what I did I was going under. I cried out to other friends that I saw also in the pool. But I was ignored. You see none of us have this trip together. No one heard my cried for help. I felt like I was about to drown.
BUT that’s just where the Lord wanted me to be. He wanted me to call out to Him. AND I DID.
Lord Jesus help me.
He saved me from drowning.
Then I woke up from my dream and was so shaken. At first I didn’t quite know what to make of it. I was even a bit upset that my friends in that dream had ignored me. But it wasn’t until after I spoke about the dream I was told the full implications and that none of us have that trip together.
I saw it all in a dream at first and now I’ve got to play it out for real through all of the circumstances in life.
He is there to keep my head above those rough waters while my feet never touch the base of the pool. He never promises that those rough waters will calm down or that the water levels will get shallower. But I have the assurance that I can be calm with Him while in those waters as He gives me security and comfort.
Remember Gods life is life in the deep end of the pool.