in the roar of your waterfalls;
all your waves and breakers
have swept over me.
By day the Lord directs his love,
at night his song is with me—
a prayer to the God of my life" (Psalm 42:7-8 NIV)
"Deep calls to deep." This small phrase has always stirred something within me. The imagery it calls to mind is so powerful!
"Tehom" is the Hebrew word for deep. It refers to a deep place, an abyss, an immeasurable deep chasm, depth or void; and also a surging mass of water that rises from some deep, subterranean place. The Hebrew verb, "qara", means to call unto, to summon, to invite.
What an incredible God to create within us a deep void that calls out to a limitless God with immeasurable love and ardent desire to fill us with His spirit!
God summons us to fill that part of us that longs for something more than anything on the earth can satisfy with Him. He created us in the womb to want and need Him above all. When we bound into the world, our first response is to gulp in the ruah/ spirit breath of God.
"The Spirit of God has made me, and the breath of the Almighty hath given me life.” (Job 33:4 NIV)
It is all too easy to lose sight of who and whose we are! God is not only always with us, He is always within us. When we begin to feel restless and unsettled, stressed and anxious, it is because we wander from that God-center deep within us. That's how much God loves us! He not only created us to seek Him, He places within us a force more powerful that the magnetic pull of the sun on the earth--one that draws God to us and us to Him.
After a particularly exhausting couple of weeks, I awoke very early this morning, unable to sleep, and the first words on my mind were these: "As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, my God: (Psalm 42:1 NIV).
Are you troubled today? If so, seek after God from deep within the God-sized void He placed in you the moment you were conceived. He longs for you.
Blessings on your journey,