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
And when he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Put out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.” Luke 5:4
If you are a consistent follower of my Deeper Still blogs, you know that there have been no posts for a few weeks. I have very much been with God, but just couldn’t find my words for blogging. The desire to write didn’t leave, but creativity seemed to be lost in the bottom of the pile, much like missing socks in the dryer.
I searched for the ideas, the stories, the words, the time to write, but it just wouldn’t come. Every sentence that I typed seemed dead. I finally concluded that a break was not only allowed, but could be a good thing for me and my readers. Certainly no one would die if I didn’t write. One week turned into two which grew into three. You know the cycle. We give ourselves permission to lay down a discipline and a calling and soon that decision becomes the new pattern. But it was more than a discipline ignored.
As it turns out, it has accomplished good in my heart. I went back to the very beginning when I knew that God called me to write. It was an incredible overflow of His pouring out. It wasn’t a striving of my own to create words, but a spilling over of my daily experiencing Him. I saw Him in the simplest of things and was left in awe over His desire to be seen and known in the common everyday life. My readers simply received the spillover of my soaking in Him and His powerful word. Basically I was tasting and seeing His goodness and in turn through ink on paper or fonts on a page I am privileged to say to you, “Come and see this man of the deep. Taste and see. He is so so so good.”
I needed to go deeper still before I could invite you to go deeper still. It doesn’t matter how deep you are with Him currently, there are more depths to swim in and to walk upon. He longs to reveal the depth of the riches of Himself to everyone willing and empty enough to receive.
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
So over the past few weeks I have gone to Him empty and asked Him to fill me up. I have begged to see new revelations of Him and to burn with new passion to know Him and to make Him known. As I have stepped out of these past few weeks, I agree more than ever with the words of Jeremiah:
If I say, “I will not mention him, or speak any more in his name,” there is in my heart as it were a burning fire shut up in my bones, and I am weary with holding it in, and I cannot. Jeremiah 20:9
I want to speak and write words that matter. Words that turn an ear and an eye toward God. I don’t want to utter useless words. The Lord spoke these words to Jeremiah and I have heard Him speak them to me also.
Therefore thus says the LORD: “If you return, I will restore you, and you shall stand before me. If you utter what is precious, and not what is worthless, (if you extract the precious from the worthless) you shall be as my mouth. They shall turn to you, but you shall not turn to them. Jeremiah 15:19
I have no words of my own to express to you what God is stirring within me, but I am confident that as I go to Him empty He will give what I need. I know that God is preparing us to stand as His bride in these last days. As He freely gives to me, I will freely give to you.
Come, Dear Ones, let us go deeper still with our Lord and Savior. Let us extract the precious from the worthless. Let us be His mouthpiece telling of all His wonders. This world needs to hear the Good News found in Jesus alone.
The lost to be found.
The blind to see.
The broken to be healed.
The lonely to be cherished.
The prisoner set free.
The rejected to be received.
The grieving to be comforted.