In the early 70’s my parents took friends and their young son to the Diamond Mine. The young son was all prepared for the excitement of seeing sparkling rocks everywhere! He was not prepared to sit and dig and keep digging for specialties beneath the surface. It was hot and it was tedious, but he worked. Eventually he found a couple of semi-precious stones among the average rocks and dirt clods.
As believers, we’re generally content to feast on what’s right at the surface. And it’s good for a long while. But eventually we long for more. We get hungry to feast our eyes on the diamonds of His Word and His Presence. In order to find more, we have to pursue Him more. Deeper things of God cannot be found any other way. It won’t just float up to us, we have to dig. For those who are willing, much will be found, because God put the desire into our hearts to mine for Him. He’s the one calling us to the deeper things.
Oh beloved. You’ve been content in the past to just scratch the surface, but now you wildly desire more. Nothing else is giving you what you long for anymore. You’ve been called up by the Lord Himself. He’s saying come away with Me. Let Me show you more. Let Me treat you to the good stuff, things only those who seek Me will find. Now old amusements no longer satisfy. He is even rearranging relationships – taking some out and putting new ones in. Don’t fear the change in your heart for God is working on deeper things with you to heal old hurts, deliver you from fears and to show you that His Presence is the greatest treasure of all.
God loves you and He’s for you! Rejoice! He is taking you deeper. He has plans for you that outreach your natural tendencies. He has awakened a passion for more of Jesus, more of God, more of Holy Spirit influence in your life. He’s taking you from ordinary to extraordinary! He’s moving you out of the natural and into the supernatural! If you will let Him, you will enter into a stage of your life that is beyond your wildest imagination. Don’t long for the past, go on with the Lord! It’s always worth it when we answer the call to dig deeper and live in the Light of His glory and grace!
Jeremiah 29:13 You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart.
Jeremiah 24:7 ‘I will give them a heart to know Me, for I am the LORD; and they will be My people, and I will be their God, for they will return to Me with their whole heart.’
Matthew 13:44 The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure hidden in the field, which a man found and hid again; and from joy over it he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.
Ezekial 11:19 And I will give them singleness of heart and put a new spirit within them. I will take away their stony, stubborn heart and give them a tender, responsive heart.
Psalm 42:2 My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When can I go and meet with God?