Friday, March 22, 2013

How High or Deep Are You Willing to Go?

There is a very beautiful song by All Sons and Daughters called "Called Me Higher." The song is all about how we can rest in Christ, but that we are called to something so much more. Jesus is calling us to go higher and to go deeper. Jesus is calling us to something risky. Sadly, most of us are scared to see what it is all about.

As I've listened to this song and have been reading the book of Romans, I started to read some of the verses a bit differently. In Romans 8:38-39, Paul makes a list of things (life, death, angels, rulers, etc.) that cannot separate us from God's love. Right at the end, Paul says height and depth cannot keep us from God's love.

For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

What if Paul listed those two things to let us know that we are to get risky? What if instead of just using these verses to comfort us (and they are comforting), these verses were written to spur us to movement, to get up and go higher than we've ever gone, knowing that Jesus' love is with us the whole time. What if we are to go deeper, know that no matter how deep we go, Christ is right there?

Knowing this, what heights or depths is Christ calling you to? How high or how deep are you willing to go with your ministry?

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