The voice calls often and repeats its message as a tender inquiry,
A low whisper that floats in on the wings of morning.
A gentle, inviting voice that offers more than just its sweet melody.
The voice beckons for me to read, dive deeper and embrace the Word of God.
The voice craves one on one time teaching and filling me with His goodness.
The voice is God and His one desire is my time with Him in His word.
Since the beginning of 2015, I have been pursued harder to spend time in God’s Word.
The deepening is the work being done in the dark crevices, the hard to reach places and inner chambers of our hearts. It is not just the reaching in, but the softening and acceptance that takes place as the deepening pursues and eventually takes up residence. It is God pursuing us into a deeper relationship through His Word and the pursuit requires our time.
In the deepening, God produces a heart work to open wide the inner core to hear and know Him. He knows that His word is the key and He loves when we spend our time reading and learning.
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We read in Hebrews 4:12:
For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires.
The words describe beautifully the strength and power we find in the Word. I have found the Word to be alive and this is what God has been revealing to me in my time with Him.
When we embrace God’s Word, one drop becomes many and fills us with satisfaction and nourishment. The Word refreshes, satisfies and fills the emptiness that is consuming until we open wide our hearts to His truth.
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Our time in the word is rewarded by this promise…
Every word of God is flawless; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him. (Proverbs 30:5)
Our hearts are filled with God when we desire more of Him. In the craving of more and the opening of our hearts to hearing His Word, we allow the deepening to take place- filling the crevices and inner chambers of our hearts.
I am blessed each time I stop and take time for God. His reward is setting me free with the truth of His Word.
How do you allow the deepening to happen in your own lives? Is digging into God’s Word part of the process you use to deepen your relationship with God?
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