Press Into New Depths of God! Sandra Thompson Feb 11, 2005
I hear God saying "Come to Me, My child! Learn more of Me! Seek Me until
you find Me as your Answer! Pull upon Me! Draw from Me! You will find Me when
you really search for Me with ALL of your heart!" Jeremiah 29:12&13.
This describes 'pressing into God'. Have you ever had to or have you ever taken
the time to really 'press' into new depths of God? A few years ago when I was
going through a great devastating trial, I discovered what 'pressing into God'
means. God had shown me my next step, but I couldn't understand it, so I went to
a church I highly respected and talked with one of the pastors. They assured me
that God would never show me to do what I said He did. The Holy Spirit began
crying within me and by the time I got to my car I was sobbing uncontrollably.
God spoke to me in an audible voice and confirmed that what He said to me was
the Truth and is what I needed to do, even though it did not make sense and I
surely did not understand. I had to make a decision as to what to do. Would I
follow man and logic or would I follow God and the unexplainable instructions He
gave me? I looked to the heavens and I determined I would 'press into God'
despite what man said and follow what I could not understand.
'Pressing into God' and hanging on when not one single person understood me,
brought me complete victory and brought me into greater depths of God than I
even knew was possible! You may not be called upon to go through something as
extreme as this, but you will have opportunities to 'press into God'.
When you determine to 'seek God' and keep on 'seeking', praying to God for the
'answer' to your situation you will find Him. Don't give up because He didn't
answer within your limited time frame! God many times uses these 'times' to
s-t-r-e-t-c-h us and to see if we will keep on 'pressing in', keep on seeking
Him. The amazing thing is that by being s-t-r-e-t-c-h-e-d to what seems beyond
our limits, actually results in a deeper relationship with our Father God!
The Bible has many, many verses that talk about 'seeking' God and to keep on
'seeking' Him. This so pleases God. He wants to see our determination to find
Him as the Answer. We grow to 'new depths of God' in these times. It is great if
you can find someone to join you in your 'seeking time', but only if they point
you to God and help you to 'seek Him' and not man and man's logic!
It will be easier to 'press into God' if you have first of all learned to 'seek
God, Who He Is and His Righteousness'. The Bible says that then 'all you need
will be added to you." Matthew 6:33.
When you discover that God is really what you need, it will be much easier to
'press into new depths of God'! He has so much in store waiting for you. Do you
know Him as an exciting God that is far beyond even your greatest expectation?
God is opening new doors in ministry for us. You can see what God has planned
for us by visiting our ministry website at http://www.arizonarevival.com/
We covet your prayers as we know the importance of a prayer covering and shield.