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Thursday, July 9, 2015

Out at Sea

We had a moment there,
on the deck of that beautiful ship,
out at sea.

Every direction I looked,
vast,
endless
ocean.

You had told me
and I had read in your word many times
about this comparison:
the ocean and your love for me.

And I have stood safely on the shores
of many beautiful beaches,
at the edge of the ocean gazing out
and feeling Your presence.

But this.
Now I am experiencing it.
Being way out in the middle of it.
Surrounded on all sides
by Your love.

Depth beyond fathom,
width out of sight,
immeasurable.
Boundless.

Your love,
your message of love for me.
I couldn't escape it this week.



Listening to the lyrics of the song "Drops in the Ocean"
If you want to know 
How far my love can go
Just how deep, just how wide...
More than the drops in the ocean.

Hearing a message about
my Father's abundant love
and His joy over me,
You spoke into my core.

Reading the book
Safe in the Father's Heart,
being reminded over and over
I am safe in Your love.

I asked what you wanted me to do.
Just be.
Enjoy.

And we pulled into the dock,
shallow waters for now,
still endless ocean in my view.


I pray that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend ... what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ which surpasses all knowledge, that you may be filled up to all the fullness of God. Ephesians 3:17-19