Deeper Day One: Surrender to the Deep

Deeper….This word keeps resonating through my mind.  I wake with the thought of it and when I lay down to sleep it still rolls around my heart.


I see myself standing at the edge of the ocean watching the waves roll back and forth.  I can almost hear them beckoning me into the deep.  God is calling my heart, inviting me into something more.  A place where many will never brave, but where much reward is found.  The reward in intimacy.  Of relationship. Of the greater things.  I surrender to that call.

“I am here Lord!  Here I come!!  I trust You.”

God is calling us to something deeper, can you hear it?

With one step I move toward the deep.  One step at a time I go deeper and deeper.  What lies beneath the deep waters?  I truly don’t know, but I DO know the One Who calls, and He is trustworthy.

This year is a year to go deeper than ever before.  To allow God access to the deepest of your heartstrings.  Will you allow Him into the depths of your heart as He draws you further into the depths of His?

Yes, it is a risk.  But it’s one well taken.  Let’s hold hands and walk out together.  I can’t wait to see what we discover of His heart.

Prayer moment:

Take some time and close your eyes.  See yourself at the waters edge.  Do you feel God’s Presence there?  Look out at the horizon and ask God to reveal Himself to you.  Give Him your yes.  If you are willing to journey into the deep, then say to Him now, “God, I surrender to the Deep.  I surrender to a deeper walk with You.  Take me in and teach me Your ways.  My greatest desire is to know You better.”


Deep calls to deep in the roar of Your waterfalls; all Your waves and breakers have swept over me.  By day the Lord directs His love, at night His song is with me- a prayer to the God of my life.  I say to God my Rock, “Why have You forgotten me?  Why must I go about mourning, oppressed by the enemy?”  My bones suffer mortal agony as my foes taunt me, saying to me all day long, “Where is your God?”  Why are you downcast, O my soul?  Why so disturbed within me?  Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise Him, my Savior and my God.  Psalm 42:7-11

This is the confidence we have in approaching God:  that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us- whatever we ask- we know that we have what we asked of Him.  1 John 5:14-15

Teach me your way, O Lord, and I will walk in Your truth; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear Your name.  I will praise You, O Lord my God, with all my heart; I will glorify Your name forever.  For great is Your love toward me; You have delivered me from the depths of the grave.  Psalm 86:11-13