By Marni Montanez
Psalm 130:1 Complete Jewish Bible 2/1/2014
Adonai, I call to you from the depths
The depths…where is this place of mystery?
It is in a place of abandon; unhindered and untouched by human intentions.
We all have this depth, but few experience it. What God wants for us is more than Sunday church service or church picnics; it is even more than praying for one another and struggling through situations we find ourselves in that leave us desperately clinging on to hope.
Our experience can be so much more than we allow; and it is up to us to let God take us beyond what we believe is our limit. God’s perspective is that there is no limit. His design was for us to lean into Him and follow close behind into the abyss of great spiritual blessing. These blessings were designated to provide a way into a destiny of supernatural victory.
When God created Adam and Eve He meant for them to dwell with Him on a plain that was rich with daily abundant living. He walked with them and fellowshipped in a way we have not understood. Far too many times we settle for the mediocre and secure; closing our hearts to the unfathomable treasures we could have.
The journey can be hard and there is a price to pay if we are to see the possibilities before us. If we meet this challenge with fear and control, we will never get there. But if we dive into the presence of God daily and trust Him to take us anywhere He has chosen, we will experience the depths we were created for and thus be fulfilled in our walk with God.
Challenge: It takes one step at a time to get somewhere; take that one step of risk. Say yes to God and trust Him to take you the rest of the way.
The purpose of this series is to encourage people to live as loving, compassionate, and peacemaking children of God: Jesus tells us to pray, "Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven." (Matthew 6:10) God tells us through Micah (6:8), "He has told you, O man, what is good; And what does the Lord require of you But to do justice, to love kindness, And to walk humbly with your God." And we know from Revelation 21:4 that there will be no more mourning, or crying, or pain, or death. Thus, Christian living requires us to set the standards of these conditions here on earth for our fellow human beings, and for the other animals, as a witness to the rest of the world. To do otherwise is not Christian.