Monday, November 9, 2009

Deep Water

"Put out into deep water." - Luke 5;4

Just as your disciples, you ask me to go deeper.
Deeper into who you are.
Who I am as I gaze at the reflection.

To go deeper, into your truth, I must let go of the shore.
Hugging it. Clutching it. Clinging with sand under my nails.
No longer content to stay on the beach, splashing in waves like a child.

Holy Spirit, guide me.
Take my hand and gently lead.
Teach me to search the deep.

Today, I cut the ties holding me to the shore.

Saturate me today in your deep waters.
Open my eyes that I may see your truths clearly.
No longer murky depths distorting my view.

I am on a beautiful, piercing, humbling, breathtaking journey to intimacy.
In the middle of the deep.
Just me and my Lord, teaching me to walk on the waves.

Wherever we are in our journey, there is more. Never settle. A deeper level of intimacy with the living God awaits me. A deeper level awaits you. Plunge deeper. Soak in only Him. Drip by drip no more, may His love simply saturate.
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Anonymous said...

WOW!!! This is my prayer also.

Andrea said...

Beautiful! AMEN!!
There is always more with HIM!!
Blessings, andrea

Denise said...

I will never settle, there is always more.

Unknown said...

AMEN! NOT SETTLING here either!

Sending you buckets of His love!

May my hugs reach you today!

Love and blessings sweet friend!

achildoftheking said...

Yes Lord! Praise You!

christy rose said...

What a beautiful journey!!!

Karen said...

Going into the deep with my Saviour....

~*Michelle*~ said...

what an encouraging post.....I needed this today like you would never know!


Sharon Sloan said...

Deeper and Further Still!

Prayer of Sir Francis Drake
(written in 1577)
Disturb us, Lord, when
We are too well pleased with ourselves,
When our dreams have come true
Because we have dreamed too little,
When we arrived safely
Because we sailed too close to the shore.

Disturb us, Lord, when
With the abundance of things we possess
We have lost our thirst
For the waters of life;
Having fallen in love with life,
We have ceased to dream of eternity
And in our efforts to build a new earth,
We have allowed our vision
Of the new Heaven to dim.

Disturb us, Lord, to dare more boldly,
To venture on wider seas
Where storms will show your mastery;
Where losing sight of land,
We shall find the stars.
We ask You to push back
The horizons of our hopes;
And to push into the future
In strength, courage, hope, and love.

Deborah Ann said...

Beautiful! I jumped right in, and I feel so refreshed!

Mom Of Many said...

Beautiful and thought provoking.....thank you...

Unknown said...

So beautiful!
I pray you are blessed as you plunge in deep in your journey with the Lord.

Debbie Petras said...

Sarah Dawn, the Lord has put you on my mind so often the last few days. I need to call you. I pray for you and the ministry He is calling you to do.

Love you,

Cynthia said...

Oh Sarah Dawn

I love you sister! And this line is going to be part of my prayer study this ocming week
"Wherever we are in our journey, there is more"

Sarah said...

"Awake, O north wind, And come, wind of the south; Make my garden breathe out fragrance, Let its spices be wafted abroad. May my beloved come into his garden And eat its choice fruits." Song of Songs 4:16

Our sweet Lord has been leading me to ask not only for the warm south winds of blessing, but also for the cold north winds of discipline and suffering in Him. To go deeper in Him, that is my desire. Come oh north wind! Come oh south wind! Let my life be a fragrant offering for You.

Jen said...

What a surprise it is when we enter the deep and find that He will keep us afloat. This touches me so deeply, Sarah Dawn. It was nearly two years ago when we stepped out in faith to go to a new place, not knowing what awaited us. The image of going deeper, a phrase I read in A.W. Tozer's "The Pursuit of God," became my anchor during this time. Keep splashing us with His glory.

The Klippensteins said...

Never settle. I like it!

Amy Lynne said...

I love your blog! Your words are so uplifting!

Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog a few weeks ago. Recently, I began writing a new blog sharing the journey of my club for Christian women, Live Love Laugh Club.

I pray God will bless you abundantly as you seek to know Him better.


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