(Music Video) Dive

An inspiring music video by Steven Curtis Chapman encouraging us to take a step of faith and dive in to the river of God’s Spirit and will.

“If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me, and let the one who believes in me drink. Just as the scripture says, ‘From within him will flow rivers of living water.’” (Now he said this about the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were going to receive…)” (John 7:37–39)

To dive in to a pool requires letting go of earth beneath us.  We need to abandon our own preconceived ideas and plans — even our own self:

And Jesus said to them all, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it. For what does it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses or forfeits himself.” (Luke 9:23–26)

Nothing can compare to the exhilaration of the unhindered flow of God’s Spirit carrying us along in the current of His will.  Whatever it may “seem” we’re giving up will seem insignificant in comparison with what God has in store for us.

“But, as it is written, “What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love him”” (1 Corinthians 2:9)

That we “may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and thus to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, so that you may be filled up to all the fullness of God. Now to him who by the power that is working within us is able to do far beyond all that we ask or think, to him be the glory” (Ephesians 3:18–21)

… and the things that were once difficult for us to do, we find that we’re no longer alone — but “it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure.” (Philippians 2:13)

So, a swim anyone?  Let’s go for a dive!