Dive into more. There was a hot tub attached to a pool. Both looked inviting. We started with the hot tub…sitting on the side waiting for it to warm up. It was sooooo pleasant…just being. The pool looked cool on a hot Texas day. Instinctively I knew not to touch the water. My insides knew it was chilly! Yet the water invited me. So I decided. I’m getting in. I stood up and dove into the blue and it WAS cold. I have not been in a pool in years. I felt weight lift. I got giddy. I felt joy. I started laughing. It was so freeing to NOT analyze to death why I should not get in the pool. I needed to let go. Moving forward is difficult. Leaving what you thought true about others, yourself, and God. The Word talks about not thinking more highly about yourself. And we camp there. We try so hard. Make sure our hearts are right. Yet that attempt not to make your life about you can cause your life to be all about you!! Sometimes we just need to take a breath & dive. There were others who chose not to get their suits on. They talked in the shade. They watched us laugh, joke, swim & play. You may think it’s easier to ease in but moving that slow can also cause you to retreat from the water. If I had taken time to go to the shallow end and stick in my toe, the chill factor would have discouraged me. I would have missed the refreshing. I would have missed the swim. I would have missed the sun ever so gently streaming into my skin. I would have missed the joy. Yes, others watched and I was uncomfortable at first to remove my wrap and expose my very modest swimsuit. But, I knew I had to let go what I thought others were thinking. So my dive represents a turning from my way into His way. A dive into worship, into the unknown, into my future, into destiny. I asked one of our pastors how to keep from choosing your own way versus His way. Without hesitation she said WORSHIP. Just worship. Thank You Father for compelling us forward into more of You. I choose to dive into worship. I choose to carry the mantle of Your presence instead of my own ways. I choose You. You are the more.