Making a Splash

It’s that time of year. Folks everywhere are donning their swimsuits to hit the pool, head to the beach, fire up the sprinkler in the front yard, or for those exceptionally adventurous– spend the day at the water park.

For me, the water rides at theme parks are some of my favorite for two reasons: 1) They usually aren’t too intense and 2) It is sooo refreshing when you have been walking for miles, standing in line and sweating all day.

Even if you have never been on one of those nifty water park rides, you most likely seen them on T.V. They load a ton of people into a boat/raft thing, haul them to the top of the ride then SPLASH!!! Down they go, squealing, squawking and dripping wet.

Most of these rides have one of those viewing bridges for onlookers who don’t want actually get on the ride. But if they stand in just the right spot– they get more soaked than the person in the boat. (And some have the gall to look surprised… That always cracks me up.)

As I was daydreaming about some water park splashing fun, I thought about how the same is true for our faith. Those of us in the boat, we are the ones radically following Jesus (yes, even to a water park.) Those unsuspecting peeps on the bridge? They are the people in our lives, perhaps the “lukewarm” Christians or the non believers. As we go on our ride of faith, we create a splash– and those around us might get a little soggy.

But it’s a good thing. After they get “splashed” from the boat (or a soggy enthusiastic hug from a rider) they have experienced the overflow of Jesus’ love. Sure, some of those folks who got splashed might be a little bit surprised or uncomfortable– but soon, if we sprinkle them with love, compassion, mercy and kindness, they will become refreshed… And eventually want to join us in the boat ride too.

Preparing to go on Splash Water Falls at Six Flags. Notice that some of us are less than excited.

Think to yourself for just one moment: Is there anyone around you that could you a little splash? Are they standing on the bridge trying to stay dry? How can you douse them with a little bit of love as they get their feet wet for Jesus? Don’t be shy– leave your response in a comment below!

Making a splash for Christ doesn’t have to just be a summertime thing– we can do it year round. Challenge yourself today to sweetly drip a little bit of that love onto those around you in every area of your life. After all, if you are in the boat– you are bound to make a pretty big splash.

Splishing and Splashing for Christ,
SGK

“And may the Master pour on the love so it fills your lives andΒ splashes over on everyone around you, just as it does from us to you.” ~1 Thessalonians 3:12 (MSG)

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21 thoughts on “Making a Splash

  1. I knew you would find a way to use that picture on your blog. πŸ™‚ Here’s to making a splash!

    • Ha ha, I thought you would appreciate it πŸ˜‰

      • Oh you and Kelli are my girls!:) love those smiles and other expressions above :). I can’t wait to meet you both in July. As you know Sharita, being the new girl on base now gives me plenty of opportunity to hopefully make a splash this summer! Praying for my eyes to be open to these moments for Jesus!:) Blessings:)

      • Ha ha, we are pretty ridiculous, let’s be honest. (Are you REALLY ready for that? Let’s go July! I can’t wait to meet you too!)

        I continue to pray for your life transition my friend! Good luck making a splash in your new home.

  2. Love the analogy – it’s a great way to look at how we can impact people around us. Thanks for sharing!

  3. We are starting a 3 day sports camp in a local neighborhood tonight with our church. Hoping to make a splash!

    Mary Beth
    newlifesteward.com

    • That is so exciting– hoping you DO make a splash and make sure those folks stay hydrated… In more ways than one πŸ™‚

  4. We are living on a street of very parched folks. This is a good challenge for me this summer – how can my family give them a bit of a splash! Thanks

    • I appreciate the comment, Wendy! And yes, there are a lot of thirsty people out there that need a drink. Excited for your to help them learn how Jesus can quench their thirst! (And cool them off in the hot summer sun!)

  5. susan

    Your great mother-in-law Lex told me about your site. This is the first time I’ve read it and WOW I love it!! I will continue to read your blog!

    • Thanks so much, Susan!! I am thrilled that my sweet Mother-in-love shared it… Since you want to keep up daily, be sure to subscribe to get it in your email box.

      Oh, and don’t forget to like the Facebook Page! I take prayer requests and share snippets of Scripture there. (www.facebook.com/7daystime)

  6. called2bedifferenthomeschooling

    I love the picture you gave with the splash at the waterpark! We truly have an amazing chance to splash others with Gods love, mercy, grace and kindness! Thank you for sharing πŸ™‚

    • Thank you so much for stopping by!! And yes, God has given us an incredible opportunity– we just have to get in the boat πŸ™‚ Thank you for your comment!

  7. Beautiful analogy!! Loved it.

  8. Love this! Here’s to making a Splash!

  9. Love the analogy you shared on how we can make a splash for Christ!!
    I came here via “Lost in the Prairies” and so glad to have this Friday’s post! Very inspiring!

    • Thanks a million for stopping by! I really appreciate it and love the awesome link up parties πŸ™‚ Blessings to you!

  10. lostinprairies

    You and my husband would totally get along. I don’t like those splash rides (can’t handle the heights). However, I love your analogy. I love being able to splash those around me with Jesus and His joy and truth. I have a friend who is an agnostic. I was able to teach her about God’s refining in our lives and how He bends us to humble us. Thanks for linking up this weekend with Caffeinated Randomness.

    • I only enjoy the splash rides if its 1) hot enough to dry me and 2) they don’t go upside down. Ha. But yes, we can all splash around with Jesus– no seatbelt or harness required πŸ™‚ Thanks for hosting the link up– I enjoy it tons!

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