I was recently felt God say, “I want you to search into the hidden things I have for you.
Hidden as in, not apparent and that you are prepared to dig deeper to find the less obvious gems in life and in knowing God. It reminded me of the Latin maxim, “True breadth is achieved through depth.
We can easily settle for our relationship with God being at a certain level. Our relationships reside at a surface level. We fail to discover our passions, abilities and the depth of wonder around us because we lack the time and commitment to go deeper. But I think God wants more for us than the surface level of things. He wants to show us the hidden mysteries.
‘Call to Me, and I will answer you, and I will tell you great and mighty things, which you do not know.’ (Jeremiah 33:3)
Seeking depth means we lighten the load and give ourselves space to focus on those things that are truly worth our time and effort. We choose less so that we might go deeper!
Today, I encourage you to examine your life and assess whether you are just skimming the surface in your relationships, experiences, and pursuit of Jesus? Are you merely paddling around in the shallows in your education and exploring the world around you, never really being inspired or excited by what you see because there is no depth to your discoveries.
The choice is ours every day whether we come out of the shallows to dive in deep. To expect and pray as Paul prayed when talking about going deeper in God– “so that I may know Him (Jesus) (becoming more thoroughly acquainted with Him, understanding the remarkable wonders of His Person more completely and in that same way experience the power of His resurrection which overflows and is active in believers”. (Philippians 3:9-10 AMP)
Prayer: Lord, please help me prioritise those relationships and pursuits worth going deeper in. Most of all, help me to go deeper in my relationship with you. I want to come out of the shallows. In Jesus name Amen