Our Easter focus this year at Grace Capital Church is on becoming and being ‘fully alive’ in our walk with the Lord. Perhaps we don’t even know the power of becoming fully alive by surrendering to Jesus and being filled with the Holy Spirit. During one of my journaling times this week I was led to one of my favorite verses in the book of Psalms (Psalm 69:1). The verse is simple and reads like this, “Save me, O God! For the waters have come up to my neck.”
I think this Psalm speaks to a lot of us who feel overwhelmed by all of the things we carry on our plates. We can feel as if our very next breath will be our last, like we cannot live unless God intervenes for us and saves us from the rapidly rising waters that are quickly up to our neck. With today’s fast paced and technology filled days, we can feel this way easily.
As I thought about this more, though, I think God wants me to be in a place where the waters are up to my neck and I must depend solely on Him for my next breath. I’ve discovered that as I’m living this way; with the waters up to my neck, that’s when I feel fully alive. I feel fully alive when I’m to the point of depending on God to save me for the waters have come up to my neck.
If I’m wading knee deep in the water, then I can be self-sufficient and work at half-capacity to get things done. But, I’m afraid this isn’t the fullness of life that God has called me to. I want to live a life that is fully alive by being neck deep in what He’s called me to, knowing that I can only succeed, only take my next breath by the strength He gives me and by the grace and mercy that He always affords to me.
Are you fully alive?