God is Not a Surface Dweller (Part 1)

Day 11

“Can you find out the deep things of God, or can you by searching find out the limits of the Almighty [explore His depths, ascend to His heights, extend to His breadths, and comprehend His infinite perfection]? His wisdom is as high as the heights of heaven! What can you do? It is deeper than Sheol (the place of the dead)! What can you know? Longer in measure [and scope] is it than the earth, and broader than the sea.”

– Job 11:7-9

The Holy Spirit dwells in a realm so deep, it proves difficult for us to even scratch the surface of it enough to hear a small whisper from Him. The Bible clearly states here that we could never reach the depths of God, but wouldn’t it be amazing if we could dig deep enough to hear an audible voice from the Almighty, like they did in the Old Testament? What’s happened to humanity? Have we become shallow in modern times, so focused on our natural world that we invest little to nothing in the unseen things of the spirit realm? Look at how much time, effort, and resources are devoted to researching, studying, testing, teaching, building, improving, all for earthly things, and as these things grow more complex, more time and effort is needed to pursue them further. Truly, this world possesses a mesmerizing wonder and beauty that man could never recreate, and it is all for our “enjoyment,” (1 Timothy 6:17) but there was a time when man did not devote so much to earthly things alone; a time where even the “sinner” of the day had enough depth to hear the audible voice of God.

It’s no wonder that the Word that is sown is so quickly choked out by the cares of this world like in Mark 4:7. Mankind has been sowing most, if not all, of his energy into earthly things so that those earthly things grow so unnaturally large and important—as if pumped full of steroids—that they suck all the nutrients out of the soil and overcrowd the seed of the Spirit. And these overgrown “trees” haven’t just been growing for a single generation. It’s been hundreds and even thousands of years. Since the beginning: the time of Adam and Eve (more on that in Part 2).

In spite of all our earthly distractions, God, as He has done since the beginning, has continued to focus on the things of the Spirit: how He can bring about His plans in our lives. Plans that would produce a spiritual harvest and that would benefit humanity in a way humanity desperately needs. Plans to bring mankind back to a place where his efforts would once again be devoted to spiritual things and diverted away from earthly things. A place where man’s first thoughts in the morning are of God and His precious love, and the first person he goes to for advice is the Holy Spirit. “…ever be filled and stimulated with the [Holy] Spirit” (Ephesians 5:18).

Pursue your purpose in Him,

Anthony B.