My passion is to see women on fire for Jesus, in love with Him, interceding in prayer, and seeking out the deep things of God. So my question to you today is this: Are you satisfied with where you are in your relationship with God or are you seeking more of Him? Do you desire to go deeper with God?
Are you okay with just going to church each week and going through the religious motions, doing all the “right things”? Are you content to warm a pew and give some money and serve on a committee or two?
Do you believe that it’s even possible to go deeper with God or that once we are saved, that’s all there is?
Are You Going Deeper with God?
First, let me show you that there is so much more to God than salvation. Salvation is the most important step, but God didn’t save us so we could ride a pew.
We are saved to come into relationship with the God of the universe and experience all that He has in store for us. His ways are higher, His love is deeper, His thoughts are vast and unsearchable. We could seek Him all day, every day, for a thousand lifetimes and never plunge the depths of all that He is!
“How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them! Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand.”Psalm 139:17, NIV
“Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable his judgments, and his paths beyond tracing out!”Romans 11:33
Second, let me show you that God wants you to know Him and search out the mysteries and hidden treasures of Him. He wants to reveal the deep truths of Himself to those who are seeking Him.
“but God has revealed it to us by his Spirit. The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God. For who among men knows the thoughts of a man except the man’s spirit within him? In the same way no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God. We have not received the spirit of the world but the Spirit who is from God, that we may understand what God has freely given us.”1 Corinthians 2:10-12
“He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning. He reveals deep and hidden things.”Daniel 2:21-22
The word used for deep in the above verse is actually an Aramaic word meaning “deep things which are normally impenetrable and so secret and hidden, with the implication that such things are mysterious, profound, and valuable” (NIV Exhaustive Bible Concordance).
That’s our God! So vast and deep and mysterious, yet revealing Himself to those who will search Him out.
Step Out into the Deep
I don’t know where you are in your relationship with the Lord. I don’t know if you are hot, cold, or pukewarm (Revelation 3:15-16), but I do know this: Jesus died so that you could know God–really know Him.
“Now this is eternal life: that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.”John 17:3
You won’t get to know Him by saying a certain prayer, sitting on a pew, or just giving a tithe. You won’t get to know Him just by talking about Him or serving on a committee.
You will only get to know Him when you begin to hunger and thirst for Him, when you begin to clean out the junk in your life and make more room for God. You will only get to know Him when you make Him the highest priority in your day.
“But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.”Matthew 6:33
So how do you search out the deep things of God and get to know Him more and more?
Honestly, I could give you a “How to” list of things to do, but the truth is you need to have the desire in your heart. If that desire is not there, then ask the Holy Spirit to give it to you. God wants you to know Him. Yes, He is deep. Yes, He is unsearchable. But the holy mystery is that He reveals Himself to those who ask.
Over the next few weeks, I want to share some thoughts about going deeper with God in intercessory prayer, Bible study, and worship. But for today, here’s my challenge to you:
Answer these questions by writing the answers down in a journal or notebook.
- Do you feel that something is missing in your relationship with God?
- Do you desire to know Him more but don’t really know how?
- Do you believe that you have grown closer to the Lord since this time last year?
- Do you make time with God your priority each day?
- Do you truly want to go deeper with God?
- What are you willing to change to make more room for God in your life?
If you feel a tug in your heart right now about any of today’s post, the Holy Spirit is drawing you to the deep things of God. Let go, and step out into the deep.