Swimming: A pondering by Holly Woodbridge
In the Nemo movie, Dory, the forgetful fish, has a mantra. " just keep swimming, swimming, swimming."
The waves roll, the tides beckon, but she just keeps swimming.
Ephesians 4:14 says,
Then we will no longer be immature like children. We won’t be tossed and blown about by every wind of new teaching. We will not be influenced when people try to trick us with lies so clever they sound like the truth.
We live in a tricky, topsy, turvy time, when words are printed, posted, preached as truth.
As we grow up in Christ, we are challenged, urged, to be swimming in the Word, meditating on God's truth so we can recognize what is trustworthy and true, from what just tickles our ears.
I have heard that the people who investigate counterfeit bills, carefully study the real bill continuously, so when a fake comes along they can recognize it. They don't study, the fakes, they study the real deal.
We must do the same. We must study God's Word so when other voices begin to beckon, we remain steadfast.
Remember while you are swimming in God's Word, the Holy Spirit is the life guard before, beside, beneath, within.
We do not make this journey on our own. The One who calls, provides.
So, get swimming in the Word. Now is a great time to start. How about the whole chapter 4 of Ephesians. Or the whole letter to the Ephesians.
Just keep swimming, swimming, swimming...