A few years ago, I traveled to Curacao to do some Evangelism work. The first few days of my sojourn on this beautiful island was an immersion into the diverse cultures that were represented by the people that resided on this island. I studied the people, the languages, the food, and the politics.
Immersion is becoming engulfed in something, to the extent that it has a lasting effect on one's being. This was indeed the case for me. There were things that I learned and experiences that I had that forever changed my life...experiences that I did not expect and could not have anticipated.
This is what it is like to be immersed in God...in God's Word, God's Spirit and God's Power. When we are immersed in God's Word it changes us and reshapes us in God's image and likeness and aligns us with God's will. When we are immersed in God's Spirit our daily reality is changed by being engulfed in the super-natural. We experience the power of God in an all-encompassing way. We feel a profound connection to the eternal, and we live in a posture of amazing peace and grace. Who would not want to experience something so awesome? Many people, because they see the Spirit-filled and Spirit-led lifestyle as a lack of control, out of fear of the unknown, reject the possibility of such a deep connection to and immersion in God.
What are the things in which you are immersed? Is it your family, your friends, your job or your pastimes? Whatever it is, if it is not God, it cannot deliver the fulfillment, growth and satisfaction that God can. Why not seek and immersion into the presence and power of God? Why not seek to be engulfed in God's Spirit and God's word? There is no greater existence than to dwell in the presence of the Most High God. This blessing can be yours today. It's time to be immersed!
Wrapped up in the Spirit of God,
Pastor J.M. Hurst