I began to contemplate what that meant for my life. Two years ago, the word I got for 2010 was “Everything changes.” And my life changed drastically. I believe last year was about a healing work which He did in me personally. Maybe “Go deeper” isn’t a word for the entire year, but I do know something is truly different about this year. Of course, that’s said every year as the entire country maps out resolutions, most of which are already broken by today, February 1. But seriously, I feel an anointing over this year to be released into promises we’ve held for years.
Contemplating this message brought me to the passage in Ezekiel 47 where he is led out to the water. Then he notices, he is ankle-deep. As he continues, he finds he is knee-deep. Later, he is waist-deep. Suddenly, he finds himself overwhelmed by how far it goes out and how deep it truly is. He calls it a “river I could not cross.”
I remember taking swimming lessons when I was a kid. When you begin to walk into the pool, the first step covers your feet up to your ankles. And with each step you take, the water seems to get progressively higher when the truth is, you are just going progressively deeper. Learning how to swim in four or five feet was one thing, but at the end of swim class, we were all required to take a jump off the diving board. I remember being terrified. By diving in, I was giving the water permission to consume me. And I didn’t know if I trusted myself or the lifeguard to bring me back to the surface.
God is an Everlasting Father who has so much for you. And He is worthy of trust. How deep have you let Him take you? Are you willing to let Him take you all the way? What does it mean for you to “Go deeper” with the Lord?
Is He calling you to Go Deeper in Relationship? The book of Acts describes the early church as giving themselves over to fellowship. Is that what your relationships in the Body look like?
Maybe He’s calling you to Go Deeper in Intimacy. In Psalm 27, God says, “Seek my face” and David says, “Your face I will seek.” He is open and available for you. Draw near to Him. Make time for Him.
Some are being called to Go Deeper in Faith. Romans says those who put their trust in the Lord will not be put to shame. Do not be afraid to trust God for big things beyond your comprehension. Don’t settle for “making it by” in this life.
I know that this year, I’ve been called to do all three. How is God calling you to “Go deeper?”
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