6.19.2006



Walk on WATER?? Who, Me?

Well, I have about 12 bruises from head to toe that I'm wearing like a series of badges from my numerous wipe-outs!!! You guessed it! I started my surfing (wanna-be) career this weekend. Friday I went out attempting to 'WALK on WATER' with the aide of a 5'something fast board, whoaaaaa nelly! I did a real good nose dive on one attempt to get up, but mainly found myself exhausted from the current and trying to get out to the sand bar. I LOVED every minute of it though. Then, on Saturday morning I arrived at the beach at 5:45 and sat quietly in the presence of the Lord while about 30 dolphins were frolicking about 50' out. I suddenly found myself realizing that in the past I would have been so psyched, (oh, I mean STOKED) about the dolphins, which were a blessing, but these days stuff in the natural just isn't cutting it for me.....you see I have this insatiable appetite for the presence of the ALMIGHTY. I see Him glorified in His creation, but man, I want to see the CREATOR!!!!

I didn't leave dissappointed though. I find myself excited about the revelatory nature of this surfing thing. Like, surely I can walk on water with the aide of this 8' longboard. I mean really. Who cares that I'm 35 and a mother of 3 under 5's. Who cares that I'm a lot less limber and lack upper body strength and so on. I CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST WHO STRENGTHENS ME......yes indeedy. that'd include surfing I do believe. I really believe God has called me to this and I see Him teaching me along the lines of timing and being led by the Spirit. Saturday, I kept trying to catch every wave and wearing myself out. In hindsight I knew that I should be waiting for the right wave, for the wave that I'm properly positioned for. You see, GOD has A LOT going on, many, many waves are coming in. But they're not all for me to ride. And, I can't strive and wear myself out trying to catch every one. It should flow more easily....if I can just listen and act instinctively without over-analyzing everything, I'm confident that the Spirit of the Living God will flow more freely through me.

I'm grateful for all of the awesome ministries that God has going on like 3rd wave and such. These are the things that make me feel alive and somewhat at home! Blessings friends! LOVE, love and more love!

9 Comments:

At 12:09 AM , Blogger Katrina A. said...

The coolest wave is the wave of His Spirit!!! Thanks so much for your prayers, I'll be praying you catch a monster wave;-)

 
At 4:21 PM , Blogger Pastor Josh said...

That's cool that you can reflect and spend time with God in such a way. Most people wouldn't have been so considerate to the special time with God.

 
At 11:34 PM , Blogger Jody said...

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At 11:35 PM , Blogger Jody said...

Sorry- I messed up on posting!
I was gonna say:
Surfing can really bring a spiritual focus. Many surfers here in Santa Cruz can attest to that! When I surf I'm usually just struggling to stay on the board. I surfed once in North Carolina and I loved the Atlantic!

 
At 4:05 AM , Blogger Godwyn Lim said...

Sister,

That's really a cool revelation! I admire your spirit where you do not look at your flesh but focus on the perfect work on the cross:-)

It's a awesome experience, thank you for sharing! God bless, have a great week ahead!

 
At 1:53 PM , Blogger Godwyn Lim said...

Sister Melinda,

Thank you, it is all about Jesus not me! I am praying with you for the depression, despair & depression!

I just want you to know Jesus body is broken for you 6 hours on the cross, each & every illness punished as our sins.

You are healed in the name of Jesus Christ!

"Behold, I will bring it health & cure, & I will cure them, & will reveal unto them the abundance of peace & truth". Jeremiah 33:6

 
At 2:50 PM , Blogger silent wings said...

Hi Melinda,
I just checked my blog after 7 months, and saw your comment- Been offline for awhile. :) I haven't had a chance to read your blog yet but I can't wait- it looks like we share a simular heartbeat! As for homeschooling, My biggest advice is to begin by pursuing God's heart and capturing the hearts of your children. This is the foundation and the glue for the whole deal. He knows your little ones best and has an amazing hope and future for them. Hold on to the promise that "All of your children will be taught by the Lord" I have so much to share! I hope to connect once we get internet again. And yes I do dance and paint for the Lord. :) Bless you as you sit at his feet!

 
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