While on my Spiritual Retreat today (Playing Golf) with a dear brother in Christ, we shared the Gospel with each other. We talked about the different blessings we had each experienced through our respective Ministries, in serving the Body of Christ around the Country and the Globe.
While we were turning onto the back nine, (I mean the second half of our 'Retreat'), he shared a wonderful vision with me; "Christ was on a surf board and He met me in the middle of the ocean while I was on mine. He said, 'Do you want to have some fun?' Of course I answered 'yes Sir'. Jesus then said, ' Do you see that big wave coming at us...let's go for it.' So Jesus and I paddled toward the huge wave coming. Jesus told me, 'you need to make sure you are IN the Current, which will carry you.' We reached the wave and rode it out for several minutes. 'Wasn't that fun Jesus asked?' I replied, 'it was Glorious'. Jesus then asked, 'do you know what the lesson in that was?' I asked Him, 'Please, Teacher, teach me.' "The waters represent your life; the current represents your direction in life. If you are not in the current of the Holy Spirit, you will drown. If you are in idle waters, you are doing nothing. Once you see the Wave of the Holy Spirit, you need to continue to ride that Wave and ENJOY IT for as long as it lasts. Once the Wave is over...', Jesus continued, 'you are to wait patiently, in the current for the next Wave.'
I really see a lot of our lives such as this story that was related. We tend to spend much time in idle waters, doing nothing, or doing things that are none productive, and we are afraid of the currents, because we do not know where they might lead us. If we follow the current, while we are 'In the Spirit', when then are prepared for the Large Wave the comes, and when it does, we RIDE it for as long as it lasts. We must continue to give God the Glory and thanks for the blessings we have received during the ride, and then wait patiently for the next Wave, not complaining, or trying to make our OWN waves, because then the storms will come.
Be patient, Ride the Wave and enjoy it, give Him thanks and Praise, then wait patiently for the next Wave. Oh, and while you are patiently waiting...invite a friend along for the ride; they will love it as well. Remember, Jesus sent His Disciples out two by two.
God bless you and remember... SURF'S UP DUDE! Let's RIDE!!!
Keep on KEEPIN' ON!
Evangelist Richard Lane