Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Deeper Work

Colors faded.
Movements ceased.
Sounds silenced.
All was still and quiet—in her heart.

She was aware of it for months. Soothed by the calm, yet disturbed by a greater need. There was something more—something deeper. Striving proved to bring no joy. And so she pondered for weeks until finally—revelation. The something more had to come from Him—but at her appeal. With unwavering trust she whispered…

“It’s time Lord.”

He immediately moved on her words to bring to pass the one thing guaranteed to bring new life to her heart—healing.

“Lord, it’s time for a deeper work.”

He had been waiting for this. Waiting for the wisdom He deposited into her seasons past to take root and bloom. He was waiting for her to call on Him for deeper soul work.

His agenda was short, yet purposeful: Expand her capacity to hold new facets of His love and reinforce her identity in Him.

He worked swiftly to align the work her heart needed.
He calculated the level of healing needed to her pain tolerance, assigned angels to minister to her, and people to walk with her.

Stepping back to reassess the plan He looked at His Beloved. Delight welled up within Him. He was proud of His daughter. He knew this would be far more significant than any other season of refining because it was at her call—not His. Now here she stood, His little girl, fully grown declaring courageously His deeper work to be released within her.

Standing proud, Father God resolved all things were in place and ready to be released save one thing—His promise.

Silently and lovingly He wrote His vow across her heart.

I will be with you—always.

Her hand touched her heart. She knew. She knew He was there. She knew He would never leave her. She was confident He would walk through each heartache and tear of her healing. He was with her.
He was present.
But He was also future.

He stood in her future just as much as He stood in her present. This time more than any other she understood the power of her Lord being with her now and calling to her from the soon to be. This deeper work must be done to bridge the two time zones closer. Her destiny depended on it.

The work began.

Brokenness unveiled.
Tears flowed.
Pain gripped.
Heart throbbed.

Sobbing on the floor she could not form into words the weight she felt. Although He stayed silent-- she knew the truth. She was not alone. He was with her. As much as she wanted to run from the process—she stayed.

She stayed. She breathed. She waited.

As He healed.

Will you cry out for deeper work in your life?

Relevant Scripture
The LORD will guide you always;
   he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land
   and will strengthen your frame.
You will be like a well-watered garden,
   like a spring whose waters never fail. Isaiah 58:11

Never will I leave you;
   never will I forsake you.” Hebrews 13:5

Relevant Worship

Drink of You by Laura Rhinehart


  1. You wrote my story this morning in the words of the Holy Spirit. It is as though you scripted the very place that I am at and the cries of my heart. You said, "As much as she wanted to run from the process—she stayed." I wanted so badly last week to put the running shoes on and run, but instead my spirit cried out, I want to go deeper. I heard Him say to me, "If you want to walk in forgiveness, you need to go lower, you need to love deeper. That is where the healing begins." He is expanding my capacity to love deeper, to hold and and be a vessel of new facets of His love, and He is reinforcing my identity in HIM! As the tears are rolling down my face, "Thank you! Thank you for your obedience and sensitivity to the Holy Spirit!" Lord, we cry out for a deeper work in our lives, in my life!

  2. good. This weekends Justice conference was all about GOING DEEPER in his passion of living out Micah 4:8. Challenged to the core of who he has called me to be. Embracing everything I am and being challenged to step out of my Jerusalem and into my Samaria. :) Am I really the good samaritan in the context that God is calling me to.

  3. "Soothed by the calm, yet disturbed by a greater need", and "striving proved to bring no joy"! I'm so moved and touched by these words and phrases. I'm so thankful and blessed that He draws me near to go deeper...gently!