I cant wait, cant wait! I want to swim around like a little fish with my Daddy. Mommy tells me I’m a natural; Daddy says I’m a little fish! I’m going to get my bathing suit on and wait for Daddy to get home from work; he won’t be able to tell me no. Because I’m his punkin pie. “Me, age 5”
Do you love to swim? I do. I was drawn to the water as a child. It was second nature for me. My feet would magically turn into flippers. But first, I had to overcome my fear. My Dad would hold me on his back when he swam. I had to build the courage to swim on my own. He would dive underwater and touch the bottom of the floor, gliding along the pool’s bed, with me holding his neck tightly and grasping his back with my legs. I had first-hand experience. My Dad taught me well. It was time for me to show my trust in him.
Are you ready, Crystal, my Dad, asks; he is a bit scared to release me. I’m ready, Daddy! Throw me in! I feel the cold waters rush over me as I look up; the sting of chlorine causes my eyes to be blurry. But I see him, standing there looking down at me, waiting for me to come up, or he’s jumping in. I came up for air and started moving my feet and arms around. I looked up at my Dad and found an expression that I would hold dearly for the rest of my life; he was excitedly proud of me. I had done it, overcame my fears, and learned to swim all at once. I felt empowered and swam my little heart away. I had learned to swim by being thrown in the water by my Father. The term to walk on water is described as such ” to perform an impossible God like task”. Sometimes faith and trust feel like God like qualities, because they are. It is difficult as adults to have faith when we have experienced traumas. It is difficult to have trust when the world and many in it, show us otherwise. Trust is earned, even with God. There is no doubt in my mind that our Elohim has proven trustworthy. The questions we must ask ourselves is, can I see His qualities with out any of my own insecurities getting in the way? Can I see my God regardless of people’s wrongdoings?
27 But immediately, Yeshua spoke to them, saying, “Take courage! I am. Don’t be afraid.” 28 Answering, Peter said to Him, “Master, if it’s You, command me to come to You on the water.” 29 And He said, “Come!” And Peter got out of the boat and walked on the water to go to Yeshua. 30 But seeing the wind, he became terrified. And beginning to sink, he cried out, saying, “Master, save me!” Matthew 14:27-30
The faith of a child is truly a wonder. Faith requires trust. Both require a childlike heart and mind. I trusted my Dad. I knew he would shelter me from harm. I knew that he would hold me in times of distress. I knew he loved me. I recently did a small study on the word trust. I wanted to understand what it meant to trust Adonai like I had trusted my Dad. I learned that there are at least four meanings for trust; one is Amen, which means to agree with( Jeff Benner). If you’re interested in reading more about the various meanings, click the link below. In the following verse, I noticed Yeshua agreeing with the words spoken. I began to ponder who He was in agreement with.
2 And He called a child to Himself, set him in the midst of them, 3 and said, “Amen, I tell you, unless you turn and become like children, you shall never enter the kingdom of heaven. 4 Whoever then shall humble himself like this child, this one is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. 5 And whoever welcomes one such child in My name, welcomes Me. Matthew 18:2-5
I’ve been binge-watching the Chosen. I had previously watched before but felt led again to refresh my memory. While listening to the opening credits, I became overwhelmed with Adonai. I wept and praised Him. The lyrics to the song awakened an old memory, and the little fish reminded me of who I am. I was mourning. I missed my earthly Dad. A few years after our moment at the pool, he passed away, and I was never the same. How could I be? As a child, I felt the piercing of death. Where did my trust go; to Sheol- the grave. It wasn’t until my older age I began to understand the living waters of resurrection, Yeshua! I was reminded to jump in the water. Especially when I’m scared, do it. Wrap my arms around Abbas’ neck and lean into Him as I take the plunge of faith into the overwhelming seas of life.
29 For You light up my lamp. Adonai my God shines in my darkness. 30 For with You I rush on a troop, with my God I scale a wall. 31As for God, His way is perfect. The word of Adonai is pure. He is a shield to all who take refuge in Him. 32 For who is God, except Adonai? And who is a Rock, except our God? 33 God girds me with strength and makes my way straight. 34He makes my feet like those of deer and makes me stand on my heights. 35 He trains my hands for battle, so my arms can bend a bronze bow. 36 You gave me the shield of Your salvation. Your right hand upholds me, Your gentleness makes me great. 37 You broaden my steps beneath me, so my ankles have not slipped. Psalm 18:29-37
I trust you, Father, because you have taught me well. I hope Our Heavenly Father looks down at me with the same expression that once strengthened me, excitedly proud. If today you are struggling with your faith and trust in Adonai, Our God. Just remember healing comes in waves. We are human and make mistakes. Nothing can come between our Father’s love for us except for ourselves. Allow yourself to heal and mourn. Feel what you need to feel. Ask God the hard questions. Then jump in the water. You never know who needs the keys to what once bound you. Walk on the water.
Oh, child, come on in Jump in the water
Got no trouble with the mess you been
Walk on the water ~ Chosen Theme Song~