The Deep Waters of Surrender

Giving up control is like letting out fishing line into deep waters where opportunities, you never dreamed of, swim below the surface.

Elya's Fish Watercolor

The longer I live, the surer I am of this truth:

“For My thoughts are not your thoughts,
Nor are your ways My ways,” declares the Lord.
“For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
So are My ways higher than your ways?And My thoughts than your thoughts.” Isaiah 55: 8-9 

Yet, although I think I understand this truth, I typically fish around for God’s will close to the shore:

  • Where I feel safe
  • Where the risks of loss seem fewer because the water is shallow
  • Where I can wade out and dislodge my disappointment when the hook gets stuck between a rock and a hard place READ THE ENTIRE POST…
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About JoDee Luna

“I’m lost in a love affair with portrait painting!” JoDee Luna confesses. This author, artist, and educator describes herself as a creative eclectic due to her diverse history, multiple talents, and various career pursuits. She enjoys a host of creative expressions: mixed media, mask making, floral designing, photography, sculpture, and gardening. JoDee believes the creative process infuses her with the courage to try on new artistic identities, take inspired risks, and explore imaginative ideas. She seeks to share her insights with others through her book, Refrain from the Identical: Insight and Inspiration for Creative Eclectics and website by the same name, http://refrainfromtheidentical.com. Both provide helpful tips and inspiration for artistic multi-taskers, those who enjoy various forms of artistic expression.
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