The Gypsy Mama. Lisa-Jo gives us one word each Friday. We get to write for five minutes flat. Our word for today is ...DIVE.
I remember the first time I dove off the high board at the public swimming pool. I stood in line many times but at the last minute I got scared. But this time, I would do it. There was no turning back when I climbed those stairs to the top. There were people in line. As I stood on the diving board my legs were shaking. I held my nose and jumped. I felt the rush of water. When I surfaced, I was smiling. I did it!
I think of my walk with the Lord. I was afraid of diving in. What if I became like one of those Jesus freaks? What would people think? After all, I wanted to have friends. I didn't want to be seen as someone who thought they were holier than others. So I dabbled. I'd put my foot in the deep end but take it out. I had moments when I felt inspired and got in line. But I got scared and backed out.
When I finally dove in, I realized how much I had been missing. It was refreshing! When I gave my whole heart to the Lord, He opened my heart in ways I never knew was possible. He gave me a love for others. He opened my eyes to see things from His perspective. I didn't feel holier than others. I suddenly had a compassion and love for others. His grace and mercy extended to me overflowed to others.
So dive in! Don't dabble or simply put your foot in the deep end. Go for it. You will not regret it.
Blessings and love,
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