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Deep Digging

The Lord equips us with
the tools to go far.
Digging deep or deep digging. Same thing.

They both mean searching far and wide for what the Lord wants me to say, wants me to do.

I seek Him often. Why would I not?

I would rather follow Him then follow anyone else. He is wisdom at its finest. Thus, I seek first His kingdom1.

The trajectory of my life has changed recently and I go through the motions (moving steadily forward) and the emotions (running the gamut of my feelings). I get down sometimes, but you're starting to know me (a little) right? So, you know I don't stay there long. Forget that. Staying in my emotions will be a hindrance. We have to be careful with our emotions, because they can stop us from going forward. We must push through those difficult momentary feelings of fear, uncertainty, and doubt when we think God is not there. He's with us, He hasn't gone anywhere. He never will leave us2, remember? Yet we're human, we're fleshly beings, so we go there from time to time. All of us. Some people just don't admit it. But as we get stronger in the Lord we get more determined and focused that we can't stop, won't stop -- we"ll keep it moving upward and onward. That's the way substantial progress will be accomplished. We just can't live in our feelings, because looking back3 won't help a thing.

I'm not necessarily saying get over it, but get over it. 

This is what I mean: If I find myself thinking about the negative things that happened in my life, I move on quickly. To live there longer than a few minutes would render me helpless and thus, unhelpful to others. Then the devil wins. There's no way that's happening. The devil is a liar. Our stance should be, 'lil devil I ain't the one to come for, because I'm coming out swinging. Come for me and it's going to be a fight. I will not bow down to you.' Besides serving and pleasing the Lord by doing what He put me here to do, my other driving force is ensuring the devil doesn't win and that he doesn't try (operative word) to mess up anymore lives. Those are my fuel for writing, speaking, and doing anything else that will help others. I've come too far to turn back. I've seen God work. I've seen His miracles. I know His power. It's indisputable and it's been proven over and over again.

So I go to my power source, because I can do nothing in my own strength. God gives me the energy to show others His light. When His light shines it makes the world shine. Picture the sun, then picture the Son.

Jesus.

All of the digging deep is to connect and to bind with what He wants me to do to help people. My blog is a start and much more after that. We all have to dig deep if we want to tap into the deep things the Lord has for us. Going deep is not for the faint-hearted though. It's for the long-haul people. If you can't handle deep digging, then helping yourself and others will be non-existent. We can't half do this thing. Deep digging is necessary to get to the roots of the matters, it brings up valuable oil, it produces gold, diamonds, granite, and other priceless stones and minerals. If you don't think those are expensive, think again. Look at the price for any of them and you'll understand why. Suffice it say, we have to dig deep for the more valuable things of God. We have to go far in to get the worthwhile things that will improve our lives and improve others' lives. Digging is hard work. It's not a game. 

I'm doing it though and I believe you are too. Keep digging.



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Footnotes:
1. Matthew 6:33
2. Hebrews 13:5-6
3. Genesis 19:26

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