I have always been an "all in" kind of guy. Whether it was sports, music, driving a fast car, partying, girls, etc. I was always "full on" in life. However, as I have aged I have found that I have been more reserved, hanging back and not as spontaneous or ready to go. That's not all bad, but it's not all good either.
Annette and I have been experiencing a personal renewal of sorts concerning our walk with Jesus and our desire to be the kind of people who not only talk about the kingdom of God, but actually demonstrate the kingdom. It started with a challenge from a friend who quoted Acts 10:38. I was undone after that moment because I realised I was not walking with the same passion, tenacity and faith that I used to.
I did what anyone who loves God should do in a moment like that... I ran to the word of God (Bible) and to the Cross (to die to myself... again). All I can say is God's Spirit flooded onto the dry parched ground of my soul and I was renewed, revived and refreshed!
However, a fire started must be a fire maintained. So we held a little meeting at our home last night. There were 10 hungry people at my house for this little gathering we are calling Deep End. I read Ez 47, prayed and then we watched the documentary Furious Love. We were all touched as we saw that God is moving across the earth with His furious love. We then shared our hearts and our desire to 'swim in deeper waters.' It was an amazing evening with amazing people and an even more amazing God!
Do you want to go deeper? Are you looking to move toward the Deep End? Do you get tired of wading around in the shallow end? Continue to check back as I will be posting honest and transparent observations from our journey into deeper waters.