Thursday, January 10, 2013

Live Deeply...

"And now, children, stay with Christ. Live deeply in Christ ..."
1 John 2:28-29 (The Message)

I just discovered this wonderful rendering of The Word of God, from The Message.

When I read this, it captured my heart.  I so want to do this and so often fail.  It got me thinking - what exactly does it mean to "live deeply in Christ"?  I haven't figured all of that out yet, but, I love the call of God to come close to Him, to His Son, to go deep in the waters of His love, not just put a toe in.  He wants all of us, not just a little bit.  Sometimes, I find that hard to do - I want to keep parts of me back.  But, when I do, I always pay the price.  

When I run into a razor blade that shreds my life, I run to the One who shelters me, encourages me, keeps me from the destruction that is threatening me from out of nowhere.  At times like that, I want to go as deep as I can into the sheltering arms of my Savior.  I don't want Him "just a little".  I want all of Him.  I need all of Him.  I ask Him to forgive me for my half-hearted love affair with Him.   I thank Him over and over and over again that He is not a fickle, on and off again, lover.  

Lord, teach me your ways.  Lord stay with me.  Keep me deeply in the center of Your will. 



  1. I feel like I'm witnessing a different Maureen . This is so raw and emotional , a side that is emerging from within you . Something is definitely happening .Love it .

    1. You got me!! God is moving in ways that are new, scary, and comforting all at the same time. Amazing!

  2. I can totally relate to this post. Lately I feel as though I'm having a love affair with self. Whatever feels good to me, whatever I want to do, I serve the god of self. And it leaves me empty every time. Then I wonder how in the world I drifted so far, when my intention was not to do so. But God is always there, He has not moved. You are right that He is not fickle, only us. Thanks for writing this.

    1. You're welcome, Shannon. We're all in this together, aren't we?!


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