- Published: Wednesday, 02 November 2016 10:31
- Written by Bethany Looyenga
But the minute you cross the Jordan River and settle into the land GOD, your GOD, is enabling you to inherit, he'll give you rest from all your surrounding enemies. You'll be able to settle down and live in safety.
I read the story of the Woman at the Well a couple of days ago, and I love it when she realizes that Jesus knows everything about her and is still sitting there talking to her. He is giving her a taste of Living Water, yet she doesn't even know it! He has her completely captivated by His love. This is something she wants in her own life, she wants to be able to dip down into the depths of the water He is talking about and live it! He is inviting her into deep waters.
As I've continued to think about the story throughout the week, it occured to me that for her to have the Living Water, she had to step out in deep water not really knowing what would happen. She was invited to believe, be aware, and challenged beyond her current belief system. It was faith. It was stepping out into deep waters into her Promised Land.
When I asked God about stepping into deep waters for myself, taking more steps of faith in areas of my life, He reminded me that when I've done that in the past, He always parts the waters. He does not allow me to step into deep waters and drown when I keep my focus on His promises. He sees me through to the other side and He delivers me from my enemies, and then when I've made it through, He settles me down into a place of safety.
Praying for you today that you will see yourself drenched in His love, and when you step out into the deep waters of your life, You will know that He is there to give you your Promised Land.