Greetings in the Name of the One in Whom we live and move and have our being.
I used to picture myself as a cracked empty pot … longing to have the overflow or Fullness of God contained within me.
I have never scuba dived. I understand it is quite the experience.
A Facebook friend, learning a new skill, gave this analogy:
Today as I was just “being” at 10 meters deep … not moving, just being. I was surrounded and immersed in the fullness … I could not contain it, it was so much immeasurably more than I could ever contain. I began to ponder on “having” vs “being in” the fullness.
If we are continually in the fullness how could we ever become empty? If I have leaks, holes, cracks … these imperfections are inconsequential as the fullness surrounds, flows through …
Is this what the ever present peace of God feels like? Is this what “flowing in” His Power, His Presence, His Anointing feels like?
When I am in His Fullness, the burdens that I carry are buoyant … I can’t breathe on my own underwater, I am 100% dependent upon my air source… if I am in His fullness, then I am 100% dependent upon his breath in my lungs.
In getting out of the deep and back on to the boat, I took my flippers off … wow immediately my powerful leg strokes were ineffective … having my “feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace” … is that what the difference feels like?
When I allow myself to be completely submerged in the fullness of God, I get to see depths and details that exist always, but are not apparent from the surface … what am I missing in my daily life when I neglect to be submerged in the fullness of God?
* If you have never scuba dived, it is a sensation completely different than snorkeling or swimming underwater. When you have reached neutral buoyancy, there is no struggle … when you inhale you slightly float up, when you exhale you slightly float down. You don’t have to do anything. You can just be. For non-scuba perhaps the closest experience would be to perfectly float on water… but it is still not the same as there are so many depths and intricate details to explore, that are not seen from the surface.
May we learn to have our ‘being’ in Him!