“May they all be one as you, Father, are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us, so that the world may believe You sent me.” John 17:21 CSB
June is beach month, we’re all going on a beach vacation together. We’re going to be applying Scripture to these six principles we learn from the beach:
- Be “Shore” of yourself
- Don’t be “Crabby”
- Let worries “Drift” away
- Drown out “Pier” pressure
- Soak Up Positive Energy
- “Seas” Life’s Moments
The first thing we have to do is be “Shore” of who we are. We are one in Christ. He is the tie that binds us to God, as well as, the tie that binds us to each other. Before we can do anything else, we have to be “shore” of our relationship with Him. It all starts with Jesus. Beginning a relationship with Jesus simply means talking to Him. Doesn’t have to be big, doesn’t have to be fancy. Just has to be honest. I started mine around the age of 12. One Sunday after church, I was convicted of my need for Jesus. I honestly don’t know what it was the preacher said that made me realize I needed Jesus. I just knew I did. I ran home from church that day and climbed the ladder to the top bunk of my brother’s bunk beds. I’m not sure why I chose there, I think in my childish mind I wanted to get as close to God as I could to make sure He heard me. He heard me alright, my life has never been the same since. I just told Him I needed Him, I couldn’t do life without Him, would He please live in my heart. That’s how my journey with Christ began, and it’s been going strong ever since.
Being “shore” of who you are means being “shore” of your relationship with Jesus. It can start with a simple prayer and turn into a lifetime of adventure. He will take you places you never thought you would go. He will amaze you in ways you can’t even imagine (Ephesians 3:20 NIV). He will carry you through storms you never thought you would face. In Him you will find oneness with your Creator. He will direct your paths (Proverbs 3:6 NIV), fight your battles (Exodus 14:14 NIV), comfort your woes (Psalm 46:1-3 NIV). In Him you will find the peace that surpasses all understanding. In Him you will find Oneness!