Friday, February 08, 2013

Deep and Wide

One of my favorite Sunday School songs growing up was "Deep and Wide."

Deep and wide, deep and wide. There's a fountain flowing deep and wide. I loved the hand motions, although at the time I don't think I truly understood what the song meant.

Lately, I've been discovering even more how deep and wide God's goodness is. The wide has been obvious to those peeking in on my life. God has opened the doors in numerous arenas for me. In the last month I've found myself speaking to teens about purity and to teen moms about praying for their future husbands. I've worked on different writing projects, all at different stages of the process. I've made new friends and have spent quality time with my family. And through it all, the wideness of God has covered every part. His joy and strength have filled me as I've worked and served. The reason?

The reason is because I'm discovering the deepness of God. How endless His love is. How all-consuming His truth. The more I discover about Him, the more I want to know. The more I sink into Him, the more I know I'm just scratching the surface.

I've also learned something else, and that is the important of "narrow." (I couldn't think of a narrow song!) To me, narrow is choosing the thin path--a path that's harder to walk than the broad, go-with-the-flow way. I walk the narrow way by disciplining myself, focusing on God, and not leaving the path. God is with me on the narrow way. His one step ahead, leading me.

No, this is not a lesson on geometry (I'm not a math girl), but rather about space. As I give every space in my heart to God I've discovered He takes me to new places . . . deep, wide and narrow. Each has challenges of its own, but the rewards are worth every step!

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