Swim in an ocean of grace and supply living water
…the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.
Develop the disciplines and structures of life in the Spirit as a missional community..
In the Water section...
Spend some time thinking and praying about having a lifelong, deepening experience of the grace of God. Drink deeply from the living water, swim freely in the ocean of God’s love. Imagine your true self giving what you’ve been given and building hope in a circle of hope.
- If you are listening for the guidance of God for your life…
- If you are collecting resources to your inner and outer pilgrimage of faith...
- If you are committed to a life of faith as a member of the body of Christ....
- If you are ready to be effectively deployed as an agent of transformation…
WATER is the right territory for you right now.
We have to get into the water and it does not always feel comfortable. We need Jesus to help us, like the man at the side of the pool waiting for it to be stirred. Our destination is an ocean of grace. We often start in a desert and get to know what to do as living water changes our environment.
God is living water. Again and again we return to the well and meet Jesus reminding us that there is water that quenches our deep thirst like nothing we usually drink.
God is our savior in a storm. Over and over we find ourselves in trouble like Peter sinking in the sea and Jesus reaches out to help our poor faith.
Our brief journey through this time seems long to us until it is almost over. When our development stalls or our situation changes, it can be troubling. We can lose heart. But the grace of God continues to drip into our experience and enliven us. We have a lifelong experience of water. What we want to experience is soaking in God’s love—it holds us up; it surrounds us. We want to swim in it freely like it is our native environment. We want to walk right on top of it and let people see the works of the Lord.
This section is for settling into the long haul, exercising our true selves and finding our best use, not only receiving the living water, but giving it, so imagine:
The drip, drip, drip.
Sometimes barely perceivable
Baptized in it, new.
Thirsty for it—
a troubled, tired toiler.
Drenched in it,
a water giver, port builder
One with the water
fully at home, fully deployed.