I grew up with a big tree in the back
yard. I remember at first being satisfied
to just sit under the tree in it''s
Then I became strong enough to climb into
the tree. Limb by limb and season by
season I climbed that tree until one day I
found myself at a point where I could go
no higher, and then I had dreams of
We grow, and the things and heights of our
youth are not high enough.
During the same pre-teen years of my life
we went swimming. There came a time when
I was bored with wading but not good
enough to go over my head. I watched the
others in the deep end playing like a
bunch of dolphins while my hands and feet
got wrinkly dog paddling along the rope
that said I was a lacking the maturity to
We grow and wait to be told we are big
Now as I grow to a sort of spiritual
maturity there are plenty of people around
to say “that''s high enough” or “that''s
deep for you”, but God says don''t listen
to them. God''s Word is ready to take you
as high and as deep as you want to go. In
fact God calls us to aim higher and go
The unknowable God challenges us to try.
To soar beyond our limits and dive where
others fear to go. For some reason it
seems right to desire everything of a God
we can never fully fathom. To climb
without looking down at where we''ve been.
To dive without worry of coming up for
To pray with expectation of an answer!
To read the Word with expectation of
To live with expectation of the Kingdom!
To see the world with expectation of a
glimpse of Glory!
To overcome fear with the expectation of
To embrace God and know He embraces you
To love His people because they are part
To love your enemies and do other good
things you never though possible until He
loved you first!
They say that in the depths of the ocean
live some of the most beautiful sea
creatures God created. Below mans ability
to exist on his own – beyond the reach of
man, out of view – there is something God
made just for Himself...and for those who
figured out how to go deep.
Beyond the sun – beyond our solar system –
only those with the desire to go higher
can be the first to see amazing colors and
formations in the heavens. In places well
beyond our reach the color and
magnificence of the Creator shines.
It is true of God in every aspect, higher
and deeper are things God has set aside
for those who diligently seek Him. Awe
awaits those who dare to venture beyond
human capacity. What wisdom and truth
await those who chose to go deeper with
the one who is Wisdom and Truth.
2 Corinthians 12:3-4 “3 And I know how
such a man—whether in the body or apart
from the body I do not know, God knows— 4
was caught up into Paradise and heard
inexpressible words, which a man is not
permitted to speak.”
There are things so deep and high we are
not ready for them. But from the top of
the back yard tree to the reaches of the
universe and the depth of the sea God has
wonders and blessings for those not afraid
to reach beyond. Go Deep, you will find
God waiting for you there.