I have a thing about water. I'm a scorpio so maybe it's the emotional depths that are supposed to be associated with such a water sign. Whatever. I don't think you need to be a water sign to appreciate the power and the serenity of water. This photo reminds me of both - and of my own swims far into the center of fresh water lakes.
"The reason David praised God with the words 'He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul' is because he had bad days. There were days when his soul needed to be restored. It's the same phrase used in Psalm 19:7'the law of the Lord is perfect reviving the soul.' Normal Christian life is a repeated process of restoration and renewal. Our joy is not static. It fluctuates with real life. It is as vulnerable to Satan's attacks as a Lebanese marine compound to a suicide bomber. When Paul…
When we utter praise to God our spirit finds release, awakening ourselves to revelation of our oneness with God. As we lift our voice, bringing our spirit, soul and body into unity of worship to God, there is an exponential increase in our awareness of His Presence in our lives. In turn, we are awakened to His voice, revelation and Presence in our lives.---John Belt
"The fires that burn within cannot be extinguished or tamed; they are the burning dance of your soul, the flames of your desire and the spark of the divine that burst into a raging inferno setting your world aflame." ~Ara