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 shadow. 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
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 cross it.
We grow and wait to be told we are big enough.
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 too 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 deeper...
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 air.
To pray with expectation of an answer!
To read the Word with expectation of revelation!
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 the miraculous!
To embrace God and know He embraces you back!
To love His people because they are part of Him!
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.