The theme of the deep has been pressing on my heart.
It scares me. It makes me swallow hard and wonder if I'm even cut out for the life I envision for my family, the dreams that I feel are way beyond reach.
This time of year has me wrestling with wanting to give up the old, the hard, the monotonous for the fresh and a new Spring season. I doubt. A lot.
But if I can just stick out the tough, I'll allow the Spring to bring about new growth, new depth.
It doesn't matter how hard things get. We can go to new depths.
Our character can get better.
Our faith can stretch bigger.
Our knowledge can grow wider.
Our love can move deeper.
The shallow is frustrating me. Knowing I'm not where I need to be.
Like walking out to the depths, but being stuck on a sandbar.
What is it that you need to go deeper for?
Do you need bigger faith to see a shift in what now seems impossible?
Do you need to dig deeper and step out, even if confidence is elusive?
Do you need to realign the inside with the outside, and just spend time in prayer?
Or do you know that there's a Truth somewhere that your seeking heart is longing for, and you need to go deep enough to accept it?
Do you need to go back to the goals you made at the beginning of the year, those now lost good intentions?
You don't need a new year, just pick up where you left off.
Don't wait for January to do what you can do today. Tomorrow. The next day.
The alternative to depth, is to stay in the shallows.
I don't want to stay there.
I'm seeking, trusting and believing for a whole lot more this month.
A journey of depth begins today.