Called Out: Wading


By Tricia Hodges

I absolutely LOVE the beach!  I could spend my life listening to the waves crash against the shore, smelling the salty air with my toes in the sand and the sun shining above.  It’s the most relaxing place on earth!

But, while I love the beach, I’m not so thrilled with the ocean.  It scares me.  It is immense, and powerful, and full of various dangerous creatures.  So, when we go to the beach, I am definitely a wader.  You will rarely catch me in ocean water that is deeper than knee level.  It’s. Just. Not. Happening.

My husband was watching a show on television the other night and they were doing some deep sea diving.  They were talking about all of the treasures that are buried deep in the ocean and I thought to myself, “Good thing they make television shows like this, or I would never see these treasures buried in the ocean’s depths.”

A day or so later, my man and I were talking ministry (as we often do), and God brought back to mind that show.  I love how the Lord works!  And I was convicted about my daily time with the Lord.

I LOVE Him, no doubt about it.  We have dedicated our lives to His service and to furthering His gospel.  I love to hear the quiet whisper of the Holy Spirit.  I love singing praises to Him in worship, I love reading about Him and memorizing and teaching His Word…but, I am just wading.

And I am tired of wading.

I want to deep sea dive!  I want to experience the treasures hidden deep in the depths of His Word.  I want the FULL experience.  I want to be immersed in His goodness, holiness, and love!  I want to learn new truths about Him every day, around every corner!!

I long for DEPTH, not shallowness.

How about you?  Are you a wading Christian?  If so, I encourage you to take the plunge with me.  Begin by asking the Lord to reveal more of Himself to you today than He ever has before.  Then, don’t keep it to yourself!!  Share it with someone else and encourage them to go deeper as well.

Let’s not be shallow, wading Christians that miss out on the lessons and blessings that come from the depths of God’s Word.  Let’s go deep sea diving today!

“But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. 10 But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.”
1 Corinthians 2:9-10

Tricia is a ministry wife and mother of three.  She loves to teach and has a great desire to see others come to know and love the Lord.  In her spare time, she authors Two Tiaras and a Sword.

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