The Depths

Sunday, August 9, 2020
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Psalm 33:8 – Let all the earth fear the Lord: let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him. (KJV)

God knows and created all things, so there are no unchartered waters for Him. In Kauai during 1991, my husband and I learned to use snorkels. It was our first time on a reef, and we paddled along to the shallow reef's edge while watching the colourful fish. With our fins pressing against the reef in the shallows, we peered over the edge with awe at the darkest of blue water in the bottomless sea. The contrast between the shallows and the depths took our breath away. The wonder of God's intricacies gripped us.

Similarly, when we move from being an unbeliever to being a believer, we cross a bridge from the physical realm into the mysteries of God's spiritual kingdom. We face more unknowns. Initially, in the shallows, we want to know about concepts easily understood, but we hesitate when it comes to maturing in those things that require us to learn that God's will is different from ours.

We realize now that in the beginnings of our faith, we gingerly dabble our toes in the shallow water of God's Word with a budding respect for Him. As we gradually go deeper into the profound spiritual waters, our understanding of His magnificence and love for us grows, as our love and respect for Him deepen.

We each journey with God as we enthusiastically push from our shallow reef of knowledge into His fascinating depths. With each encounter, covered by His Word and indwelt with His Holy Spirit, we grow spiritually, and our faith increases. As we draw nearer to our Lord, we are no longer stunned into disbelief by who He is, but embrace the immensity of His character.

Have you begun to plumb the depths of our Lord and Saviour? It is a remarkable journey at every depth that we can reach.

Prayer: Dear Father, we are wonderstruck as we begin to enjoy Your depths of richness and blessing. Praise Your holy name! Amen.

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  • PresbyCan Feedback says:

    A good word, Karen.

    Thanks, Karen. This analogy makes your message clear.

    Amen Karen. Thanks for a good word today.

    Thank you for all your email, am always blessed with the powerful messages.
    My prayer that God will bless this program and people who are working here always!!

    Dear Karen,
    I loved your devotional and the wonder it inspires. A friend helped me to go deeper and it has been a great and continuing journey. Thank you for reminding me and encouraging me. Blessings.

    Good morning Karen,
    Another very mindful writing! Thank you for comparing the depth of the waters to the fascinating depth of God’s love and care. It is intriguing to keep learning about the extent of creations and miracles that have happened in people’s lives when we delve into exploring God’s word.
    Blessings for the writings you submit.

    Finding out God’s will is different is the hard part of spiritual growth.
    Thanks for writing.

    Awesome message Karen, and so true!

    Thank you, Karen, for sharing this lesson on the depths of the ocean and God’s loving character. Blessings.

    Lovely images and message today, Karen. Just swimming in that heavenly warm water in my mind. Thank you.

    Loved this piece. It took me back years to when I taught English to new Canadians and my attempts to explain the idiosyncrasies of the language! One tough job indeed!

    Lovely devotional Karen.
    We must grow in Christ and have that boldness to always go before the throne of our Father.
    Thanks for sharing yesterday.

    Dear Karen,
    You have put praise into many of your sentences.
    That you will keep doing such writing is my prayer for you.

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