Going Deeper

Thought provoking and heart examining revelations of God’s Word that will challenge you to experience the depths of the wisdom, knowledge and love of God.


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One Thing Is Needed – Part 2

One Thing Is Needed

One Thing Is Needed – Part 1

Loving Him is the key that opens the gates within us. If there is ONE THING in our lives that IS NEEDED, it is to learn to love Him with all of our heart, soul and mind. No wonder Jesus said it is the FIRST AND GREATEST COMMANDMENT!

“He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him.” John 14:21 (NKJV)

So what does it mean to love Him with all of our heart, soul and mind?

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One Thing Is Needed – Part 1

One Thing Is Needed

It is so easy to get distracted from the things that are important, and sometimes we need a wakeup call. Martha was one such person who was distracted by the cares and duties of this life, that she was missing what was truly important.

“As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. She had a sister called Mary, who SAT AT THE LORD’S FEET LISTENING TO WHAT HE SAID. But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to him and asked, “Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!”” Luke 10:38-40 (NIV) -Emphasis Mine

In the King James Version, it says that Martha was “cumbered with much serving.” A closer look at these words, and we will see that there was a problem with Martha that was much deeper than just anxiety about getting dinner on the table. Continue reading


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Going Deeper – Part 2

ImageIn part 1, I began expounding upon the need for our focus in our walk with God to be on our root system (hidden life). Here is a short except:

“Root is growth beneath the soil. Leaves and fruit are growth above the soil. Root is hidden life; and leaves and fruit are manifest life. The problem with many believers is that while there is much outward life, there is very little secret life.”

This reminds me of a familiar passage from the parable of the sower.

“Some fell on stony ground, where it did not have much earth; and immediately it sprang up because it had no depth of earth. But when the sun was up it was scorched, and because it had no root it withered away. ” Mark 4:5, 6 (NKJV)

It is so easy to get caught up in the exuberant atmosphere when an exciting message is being preached. It is easy to be awed by some profound teaching being given. But this is not enough. Results and “growth” will be temporary at best. We must take what we have heard into the secret place, and allow the Holy Spirit to teach us and show us how to apply it to our lives. Continue reading


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Going Deeper – Part 1

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Our root system (or the lack there of) is of great importance in our growth and maturity in the Lord. Many times, we put our emphasis on bearing fruit, after all, the Lord said that we would be recognized by our fruit. But is this the proper place for our focus? No. The Lord wants our focus to be on being rooted and grounded in Him. The depth of our roots will determine the height of our growth.

If you lack depth, you will never be able to touch the “deep” in others. I can only touch and call forth in you, that which has been touched and called forth in me. The hunger in me can call forth the hunger in you. Kind reproduces kind. We reproduce what we are, not what we would like to be. We reproduce our walk, not our talk. Continue reading