You are standing in the river that flows from the throne of God. You tend to tread only so far, maybe ankle deep for the most part. Knee deep when you are feeling brave. God wants you to go beyond that. He wants you to walk waist deep in faith, up to your neck even. Don’t even be afraid to let the river completely wash over you.
These were words that someone spoke over me a few weeks ago when I visited Daystar Church for their prophetic ministry night. I tend to be a bit skeptic when it comes to the prophetic. Not intentionally, but out of human nature. I know that it’s a gift that many possess and I have been told many times by random people that it’s a gifting I have as well except I haven’t quite tapped into it yet. I am tend to reject things from God (again not intentionally) so to hear that I could have a prophetic gift when I am a skeptic of the prophetic seems about right. Go figure.
For whatever reason, those words have been echoing in my head now since I heard it. God wants me to be waist deep in faith. Up to my neck even. I’m standing in the river that flows from the throne of God but I am afraid to let the water get too high. I’m afraid to step out on faith and let have His way, even when I know that God’s way is the best way. I’m afraid to let water get up to my neck in real life (which is why I avoid pools in the summer) so hearing those words is like having to face one of my biggest fears.
I’m stalling on a lot of things God is calling me to do. I’m only letting the water reach my ankles. Not even knee deep at this point because of fear of the unknown. Yet faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see.
Maybe it’s time to let the water get a little higher.