I’d like to list it as a hobby…
Without worrying if it’s right or not.
And then linking arms with others who feel the same.
Over at Lisa-Jo’s.
Today, I’m joining others
As we write unabashedly
For five minutes time.
Without editing or backtracking
On one word alone:
I grew up on a spring-fed lake so clear you could see what you were jumping into and beyond. If you could stand the cold, that is. And I could.
Still I never dove.
I would jump off the raft countless times. Never head first, unlike my sister… She was built for the water, I would tell myself. That might be true, but I’m not sure that was the difference.
Then, last Lent, He asked me to jump once again. Right into His arms. And I took off running frantically in His direction. Until I heard “No, child, head first…”
I then realized what denying myself was all about: TRUST.
We’ve been practicing my dive ever since.
And wouldn’t you know in this crazy upsidedown Kingdom of Grace I associate myself with, diving is not what I thought it would be.
Friend, our head is never first. His is. Every.Time.
Some day, when I see Him face-to-face…I’d smile wide if he told me one thing:
“Child, I knew you’d be great at synchronized diving. Well done….well done.”
How about you? How’s your dive been looking lately? What new moves has He been showing you? I’d love to hear.
Thanks for sharing your time with me.
Friends, can I steal a little more of your time? I have two things to share with you…
I’m honored to be a new contributing writer over at Must Love God! I’m over there today sharing about my 2012 One Word, where it took me and where I expect to go this year. I’d love to have you stop by! Simply click on the button below
And one more thing I just have to share…
My friend Kris has written a book on Lent. It’s coming out soon (Feb 1) and I’d feel guilty if I didn’t tell you it could change your world. I’ve had the honor of reading it and living it…won’t you please stop by her place and sign up for her newsletter? You’ll then get exclusive offers including the eBook itself….please dive in. DETAILS HERE