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Today’s prompt: DIVE
I have started several times now to write about dive…but I can’t come up with any words that make sense. To me…or to you.
Dive…dive into the water. High dive. Nose dive. Scuba dive.
Scuba dive…deep into the water to see what treasures lie below the surface. What lies on the ocean floor that cannot be seen unless you DIVE down to see it?
I image a lot of things are down there…treasures just waiting to be found and I don’t mean money or jewels.
I wonder what treasures are waiting for me in my life if I will just DIVE into life like He wants me to. Dive into his word. Dive into my prayer life.
Dive in…find the treasures. Dig them up. Bring them to the surface and check them out in the daylight.
You know, Holley and a group of bloggers are writing about their dreams. I sent Holley a message…I don’t even know what my dream is. She responded with wise words.
So, I will dive into life. Dive into what I have and maybe, just maybe I’ll find a treasure buried below the surface.
Oh friend…praying that when you do dive in that God just blesses your socks off with all He has for you there. So love your heart. Blessings.
Thank you for your prayers, Wendy!!
Girl, look at you! up late and touching my heart!
I have a super short/long story I could share with you sometime about what a wise woman said to me a couple weeks ago. . .if you want the whole story, let me know. but to sum up, when she asked me what my God-sized dream was, and I shot all around not sure what to say…she said, "Nikki, what do you want God to say to you when you meet face-to-face? THAT should always be your God-sized dream…"
I like it. (which is what inspired my post a bit)
Up late…yeah, I actually went to bed, slept for a little got woke up and couldn't go back to sleep. THAT is why I was up. Too late to join the twitter party, although I heard you were trending!
I like what you/she says about what a God-sized dream should be. Thanks for stopping by my dear friend.
I love how so many of these posts are tying in our God sized dreams or seeking of them or fear of them or our excitement over them with the gentle nudge to dive in. I think God has a conspiracy going between Holley and Lisa Jo's prompts. He's telling us something.
You know, I think you are onto something about that conspiracy theory!!
Oh girl, this is beautiful. There are so many treasures just waiting to be found, if we would only dive in. I don't know what my dream is either. I don't know what to do to find it.
Oh, Barbie, here is Holley's response to me " "God, I'm open to whatever you have for me" and you see what He brings. He is the best dream of all."
That is what I am praying…I am waiting for him to show me and trying to be open to everything he has to offer.
Praying for you my friend.
Yes, at times life does seem empty, but let us dive into the empty winter seasons as well, knowing that underneath the surface new life is growing!
Much love XX
Oh, Mia I love what you say about diving into the winter seasons. Yes! That is what I want to do. Blessing to you sister.
Beautiful thoughts on the word Mary. Praying for a safe and happy landing on your "dive".
Thanks, Kathleen. I am sure my landing will be safe, just not sure how happy the journey will be!! But it is the difficulties that refine and sharpen us.
I appreciate you diving into this post, and sharing your heart, my friend. Wasn't Holley's post so encouraging? Our greatest treasure is relationship with Him, and He will guide us along the way to even greater depths…Hugs to you 🙂
Yes, Dolly, he will guide us to greater depths and I need to trust that I can go there with his help.
Mary, oh how I loved this post–Nikki's comment helped me realize what my God-sized dream is because I can only do it consistently with His strength–
When I meet him face to face, I want Him to say–"Well done my good and faithful servant–you have sought me with your whole heart all of your life."
I did not know that til just now–What that woman said to Nikki is one of the wisest things I've ever heart in my almost 70 years of living.
Bless you, Mary.
Oh, my friend…so glad to know my words ministered to you. Your words always minister to me. And Nikki's words…yes, they are so true.
I am totally encouraged to dive right in to not only chasing my dream, but to my prayer life, as well. There are so many undiscovered areas where a little more diving are needed. Loved this!
OH like this very much. Yes – that is what I have decided for this year – LIVE, enjoy – and dive into things wholeheartedly.