Cast Up A Highway



Journey Deeper!

Posted on September 4, 2013 at 6:45 AM

Deep. The deep. Deepest ocean. Searching for You, my God! Can you not feel a pulling from deep within yourself? Oh God, a magnet is pulling us to You; and You are not found skipping on waves, but in the far down deep currents.

Peter walked on the water; we too are sometimes called to have water walking faith. Nothing is impossible with God, and when Peter kept his eyes on Jesus, he walked on the water. Then he allowed himself to be distracted by the waves and the wind, took his eyes off Jesus, and began to sink.

The enemy will also try to distract us from going to You wholeheartedly; he uses lies ~ “you can’t walk on water” “you can’t get rid of this disease, it always kills people as weak as you” “your baby is deformed, imperfect, it will have a life of tragedy and pain.” “this emotional pain is too much, just kill yourself and get rid of it” “God is good He could never love someone as bad as you” “you’ll never get out of this debt, you’ll be homeless with no food to eat”. Listening to lies that entrap us bring discouragement and sometimes worse. Lift eyes to God and His Word to be pulled out of the enemy traps. [see below]

Going into the depths of the ocean we find God His majesty and His love:

Psalm 18:16-19 (MSG)

But me he caught—reached all the way

from sky to sea; He pulled me out of that ocean of hate,

that enemy chaos, the void in which I was drowning.

They hit me when I was down, but God stuck by me.

He stood me up on a wide-open field;

I stood there saved—surprised to be loved!

Psalm 77:16-19 (MSG)

Ocean saw you in action, God, saw you and

trembled with fear;

Deep Ocean was scared to death.

Clouds belched buckets of rain, Sky exploded with thunder, your arrows flashing this way and that.

From Whirlwind came your thundering voice,

Lightning exposed the world,

Earth reeled and rocked.

You strode right through Ocean,

walked straight through roaring Ocean,

but nobody saw you come or go.

God is so huge and His love is so immense that we can only get a tip of the tongue taste of Him. He created the universes and put all things in motion. He created us causing our bodies to function in miraculous ways! Atoms and molecules so small yet performing functions that keep us alive. It is His design; that truth is so immense, one can only understand a fraction of it. His love is so incredible; He sent Jesus, His Son, to suffer cruelty and painful death to save us from eternal suffering in hell. Jesus agreed to go through that agony, because He loves us. What greater gift could love give?

Deep. Within ourselves is a depth deeper than the ocean. Our spirit communes with God, spirit to spirit; we must worship God in spirit and truth~ the truly 'who we are' as in John 3:5-7, Romans 8:15-16 [MSG], and these:

Romans 8:15-17 (MSG)

This resurrection life you received from God is not a timid, grave-tending life.

It’s adventurously expectant, greeting God with a childlike “What’s next, Papa?”

God’s Spirit touches our spirits and confirms who we really are.

We know who He is, and we know who we are: Father and children.

John 4:24 (AMP)

God is a Spirit (a spiritual Being) and those who worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth (reality). 

[MSG] 23-24

“It’s who you are and the way you live that count before God. Your worship must engage your spirit in the pursuit of truth. That’s the kind of people the Father is out looking for: those who are simply and honestly themselves before Him in their worship. God is sheer being itself—Spirit. Those who worship him must do it out of their very being, their spirits, their true selves, in adoration.”

We are spirits who live in a body and have a soul.

[More detail on this is found in Cast Up A Highway in Chapter 8.]

As a spirit we have a deep desire to communicate with another spirit; it is critical that we find the Spirit of God. Some fall into the pit of believing evil spirits are fun to communicate with ~ magic, satanism, horoscopes. But those who find truth, find God as the Spirit who helps them all the way through life to live as a joyous people.

He leads us in the ways of truth to discover our purpose in life and the gifts we've been given to fulfill it.

Let us daily seek God, and build deeper intimacy with Him. As we move deeper into our relationship with God, our spirit will rise stronger and more triumphant in our life journey.

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                                        AWESOME GOD


Sometimes the terrible awesomeness of God hits me and sends me reeling into deep meditation. It always carries its reward of a new closeness with my God. It happened this morning. In the beginning I was distracted with my mind wandering here and yon. Then I ‘woke up’ and commanded it to return. God is so good! Holy Spirit began to lead me in prayer.

Sorry, my Lord. I come to our meeting this morning with scattered thoughts; help me, Lord, to rein them in. That You even desire to meet with me is so amazing! Deep breath. Moses asked God, “what shall I say when they ask 'Who sent me’?” You responded, “Say the Great I AM sent me.” You, God, are not hemmed in by time. For You there is no ‘was, will be’, there is only I AM. Before You I bow down my heart, my 'who I am' I submit to You; help me become who You created me to be.

Exodus 3:13-14 (AMP)

13 And Moses said to God, Behold, when I come to the Israelites and say to them, The God of your fathers has sent me to you, and they say to me, What is His name? What shall I say to them? 14 And God said to Moses, I Am Who I Am and What I Am, and I Will Be What I Will Be; and He said, You shall say this to the Israelites: I Am has sent me to you!

  • Footnotes: Exodus 3:15 To know the name of God is to witness the manifestation of those attributes and apprehend that character which the name denotes.

Can you feel the depth of that name? 'I AM' signifies so much ~ timelessness, absolute love, supreme power, unimaginable expansion ~ an incomprehensible being, totally surrounding. There simply are not words to express the grandness of Who our God is. HIS LOVE FOR US  S SO APPARENT IN HIS WORD!

Psalm 91:14 (AMP)

Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore will I deliver him; I will set him on high, because he knows and understands My name [has a personal knowledge of My mercy, love, and kindness—trusts and relies on Me, knowing I will never forsake him, no, never].

Isaiah 52:6 (AMP)

Therefore My people shall know what My name is and what it means; therefore they shall know in that day that I am He who speaks; behold, I Am!

Indeed my God! You are the great I AM! This measures so deep and so high and so wide. You revealed Your staggering magnificence to David, and it comes out here:

Psalm 139:1-10

O Lord, you have examined my heart

and know everything about me.

2 You know when I sit down or stand up.

You know my thoughts even when I’m far away.

Even when it’s my mind traveling on tangents.

3 You see me when I travel and when I rest at home.

You know everything I do.

4 You know what I am going to say

even before I say it, Lord.

5 You go before me and follow me.

You place your hand of blessing on my head.

6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,

too great for me to understand!

7 I can never escape from your Spirit!

I can never get away from your presence!

8 If I go up to heaven, you are there;

if I go down to the grave, you are there.

9 If I ride the wings of the morning,

if I dwell by the farthest oceans,

10 even there your hand will guide me,

and your strength will support me.

You are always with me. 

You will guide me.

You will always be my support. Your strength

upholds me, protects me, supports me.

Lord, You are so good! What a privilege to know You! Thank You that You continue to grow me closer to You. Thank You! I love being together with You, my Lord.