DEEPER

Some fell on rocky places, where it did not have much soil.

It sprang up quickly, because the soil was shallow.

MATTHEW 13:5”

Do you have a hunger for a deeper walk with God? Shallow Christianity may look good, but like Jesus said, there is no depth of soil. The downside is a restless heart that never finds contentment in God. The shallow Christian has their spiritual life as just a segment of their life, their identity and fulfillment comes from somewhere else. The Lord beckons us out into the deeper waters of spiritual life. Like Peter cleaning his nets on the shore when the clear voice rang out, “Launch out into the deep…”, the voice still cries out to whosoever will. We must resist the temptation to flow with the rest of this society as it rushes along never taking time to stop and acknowledge and enjoy the goodness of our God that is all around us calling for us to launch out into the deeper waters of spiritual life. Here is how Andrew Murray described it.

“The seed sown upon the rocky place quickly withered because there was no deepness of soil. We have here a striking picture of religion that seems to start well but fails to last. The Christian needs a deeper life. Let your whole life be an entering into that love of which Paul prays in Ephesians 3:17–19, “That you, being rooted and established in love,”

may have power … to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know the love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.”

How can we attain this? Paul answers, “I kneel before the Father. I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith” (Ephesians 3:14–17). The apostle here emphasizes three essential components of spiritual growth: humble prayer, reliance upon the powerful working of the Spirit, and—most importantly—fellowship through faith with the indwelling CHRIST.

I often think of the word from the Lord Dick Mills gave me in 1976, “Be still and know that I am God. I will be exalted in the earth’. Almost forty years later I am still trying to just ‘be still’. It is in that stillness that our hearts are thrilled with the greatness and goodness of who He is. Maybe today we can be still for a moment and let Him fill us again with His goodness.

2 Replies to “DEEPER”

  1. Competition for our attention is something the world has employed its best and brightest in an attempt to win us over. Most people go thru their day unaware that this is taking place almost every minute that we are consciously awake. The end result, according to their plan is to railroad everyone’s “thinking and decision making” to follow the desires of some of the worlds most powerfull people. This of course, for the most part, is in opposition to God who created everyone and everything. To truly be able to enjoy a deeper experience with God, we must “disconnect” and “devalue” worldly directions and experiences. Our God is a jealous God, and His love for His children will ultimately cause God to bring down and destroy this world and its self important system.

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