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INDWELL  3'?m2f Baptism and in-dwelling of the Holy Spirit

LIZ -- (enters carrying goldfish in small bowl, shouts) I'm 
home. What's for dinner?

AMY -- (enters opposite) Dinner was two hours ago. Where have 
you been? (points to fish) What's that?

LIZ -- This is Goldie. I won him at the Campus Carnival. Isn't 
he cute?

AMY -- You didn't say anything about going to the Campus 
Carnival.

LIZ -- I'm sorry. I wasn't planning to go. It wasn't my idea. 
But once we were there they kept saying "just one more game, 
just one more game"....

AMY -- (points at fish) That's it! (looks up) Thank you, Lord.

LIZ -- (looks up) What are you thanking Him for? (hugs bowl) 
This is my fish. I won it fair an square. If you want one, you 
can just go over to the Campus Carnival and win your own fish.

AMY -- No, I don't want your fish. (points over shoulder) I was 
just doing my daily quiet time and I asked the Lord to clarify 
something for me. Then, not five minutes later, you walked in 
with a gold fish.

LIZ -- This is your way of reminding me that I haven't done my 
quiet time yet...

AMY -- ...No, this is my answer to prayer. Really.

LIZ -- Alright, what were you praying about?

AMY -- Well, I was reading John 15:5...

LIZ -- ...Hey, I know that one: "If a man remains in me and I in 
him he will bear much fruit."

AMY -- Yeah, that one.

LIZ -- I'm not finished yet, "Apart from me, you can do 
nothing." There, I'm finished. I feel really spiritual now.

AMY -- (sigh) The point I'm trying to make is that "If a man 
remains in me and I in him" got me thinking. It's physically 
impossible for two things to be inside of one another at the 
same time.

LIZ -- So, how does Goldy answer your question?

AMY -- I don't think human beings are smart enough to understand 
spiritual concepts. So, God used the word IN to describe a 
spiritual and emotional closeness that is closer than being next 
to us. But to a gold fish, God would have probably used the word 
IMMERSED.

LIZ -- Immersed. You mean "If a man remains immersed in me and I 
remain immersed in him." Like that?

AMY -- Yes. Like that.

LIZ -- (examines fish) That is so cool! That explains how I can 
be both IN Him and He IN me at the same time. The fish is in 
water, but the water is also in the fish, flowing through his 
gills. 

AMY -- That's what I was thinking. But I'm not talking about 
PHYSICAL immersion. And I don't think God is talking about being 
physically inside of us either. I'm talking about emotional and 
spiritual immersion. 

LIZ -- How does that work?

AMY -- That fish is completely surrounded by water. All he 
knows is water. He depends upon the water for his breathing, for 
his swimming, to supply his food, his every need. I think that's 
exactly the way the Lord wants us to be immersed in him. 
Completely dependant.

LIZ -- Now aren't you glad I won this prize at the Campus 
Carnival?

AMY -- (turns to exit) It's a PARTIAL answer to prayer.

LIZ -- (follows) What do you mean, a partial answer?

AMY -- After you eat dinner. YOU can do the dishes.

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