No, seriously. You are welcome in this place. For some of you, this journey is a fairly short one. You understand that the water is not something to be afraid of, but to be respected. However, there are many of you, who will cringe at the very mention of water – the pool, the beach, the lake, etc. For you, this journey has been a winding, and perhaps tortuous path, one filled with many emotions, with fear being one of the most prevalent. Puzzling, isn’t it? We, as human beings, were created, by God, with a composition of approximately 70% water, and yet some of us still avoid mass conglomerates of this natural essence of our own make-up!
Access to waterways for adaptation is a large part of the issue. Inconvenience of preparation and post-hydration is another part of the issue. We will discuss these issues in detail during the course of the study, but fear may be the biggest issue to overcome. However, like the apostle Paul said so well to Timothy, his son in the ministry, in 2 Timothy 1:7 King James Version (KJV):“For God hath not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.”
If you are adventuring into the “waters” of taking this study – Fear not! If you are a parent or guardian who is looking for a way to help a child navigate through this study – Fear not!
• This is study is not designed to inundate you with so much information that you choke, in the water and/or on the Word
• This is not a do-it-yourself swim class: Most of the activities involved in the lessons can and should be practiced away from the pool
• This is not an intensive Bible study: Each lesson’s theme is relatively simple and self-contained, so that it can be easily digested
What this study is designed to do is give you an opportunity to establish, realign and/or reprogram your thought processes regarding a relationship with waterways. Water calls to water: if you can learn to relax and feel at home in your own skin, the 70% liquidity of our bodies can be at home in the 100% fluidity of water. Spirit calls to spirit: if you can learn to relax and feel at home within your own spirit, you can take this opportunity to establish, realign and/or reprogram your thought processes regarding a relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. This program is designed to equip you with the tools necessary to approach a swim class with the confidence, grace and basic knowledge that says “I Can Swim”.
So, again I say, “Welcome.” Or, better still……