“I feel like I’m drowning.”
I honestly could not tell you how many times this school year that I have said the above statement. Since August, I feel as if there has been a constant stack of paperwork and endless lists, meetings, and emails. I cannot seem to catch up or take a breath.
Tonight at our youth group, we introduced a new song, “Into the Deep.”
Into the deep I will go with You
Submerge my feet to my head in all of You
As Your presence falls
I am drowned in Your love
Immerse me, immerse me
If I am going to be soaking wet, head under water kind of deep into something, I don’t want it to be the things of this world. I don’t want to leave puddles of frustration and a trail of negativity. I want be immersed, fully submerged, into the Word and the presence of God.
If I’m going to be soaking wet, may my puddles and trails of water left behind my day be Jesus. May my drowning be a complete dying to any flesh, and may I represent Christ in all that I say and do.
There are only a few weeks left of school. The load isn’t going to change, but my perspective can. The next time I say, “I feel like I’m drowning,” I want it to be the good kind… The kind that says I am gone. Mrs. Donnahoo is no more. Puddles of new life are being left behind, and all that can be seen is waves of Jesus from my feet to my head.
Check out “Into the Deep” below.