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How Deep is Your Deep? (Avoiding Superficial Spirituality Part 5)

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  • In Part 1 “He’s Not Here” we looked at how easy it is to forget what Jesus says, especially when we didn’t hear or want to hear it in the first place.
  • In Part 2 “Who Is That Masked Man?” we reviewed the conversation two men had with Jesus, bemoaning how Jesus was nowhere to be found, and how the first prerequisite for deeper revelation is that we actually want
  • In Part 3 “Half Seeing” we talked about the inadequacy of a one-touch salvation our need to have our eyes opened wider so that we can see clearer.
  • In Part 4 “Too Deep To Cross” we mused about an ankle deep, knee deep, or waist deep Christianity in contrast to reveling in the River of God too deep to fathom.

That there are deeper places in God that we’ve not explored is no shock. But I propose that we consist of deeper layers in ourselves into which we are challenged to live, and it’s the shallow Christian who goes about as though his/her surface is all there is.

Solomon had some idea about the treasure that exists in those deep layers: “The purposes of a person’s heart are deep waters and the person of insight draws them out.” (Proverbs 20:5)

It takes “insight” to see into our inmost place, our deepest part. If we’re willing, the Spirit will give us that insight to see deeper inside ourselves and “draw out” the submerged treasures we contain. Consider this… Continue reading

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