Deep AND More

I was posting over at my "thrifty living blog" this morning, when I had a light bulb moment.  At the risk of being redundant, let me share one sentence that I wrote:

"The DEEPER I dig (in my closet and drawers) the MORE I find that was waiting for me to get back-to-size!"  

As soon as I capitalized "DEEPER" and "MORE", I had my title....AND a verse from the Word came to my mind:  "And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight" (Philippians 1:9).

Years ago, I composed a tune to these words to help Bible quizzers memorize it!  It is so firmly planted in my mind (as are many others I put to music).  Deep and More.  In the same verse.  Deep and More in the same prayer. 

In the Christian life, I'm thinking, you can't have more without going deep.  And you can't go deep without having more!  How much God has in store for us when we get back-to-size!  Back to where we ought to be!  My desire is to be  diligent in pursuing God's best for me at EVERY level--not just physical/weight.

19 comments:

  1. really resonated with me today. thanks

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  2. In the Christian life, I'm thinking, you can't have more without going deep. And you can't go deep without having more!

    Oh, I think you have hit the nail on its proverbial head here! Thanks for these thoughts to ponder today...

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  3. Wise counsel, my precious blogging friend!!!

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  4. Deeper and more... those are words that resonate in my heart. They really go together in our spiritual journeys. The deeper we go in our commitment to Christ, the more we understand what life in the Spirit is all about.

    Your new picture is beautiful. And so is the new look of your blog.

    Blessings,
    Lidia

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  5. Deeper and more... those are words that resonate in my heart. They really go together in our spiritual journeys. The deeper we go in our commitment to Christ, the more we understand what life in the Spirit is all about.

    Your new picture is beautiful. And so is the new look of your blog.

    Blessings,
    Lidia

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  6. Beautifully said Rebecca! I've been feeling this way myself, wanting to look harder and deeper at myself and Gods word. I think Autumn brings reflection, at least for me. You look marvelous my friend!
    Love Di ♥

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  7. I have been thinking and praying along these very lines lately so this really speaks volumes to me today. I live to go deeper in Him and learn more and more about how to walk in His love.

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  8. It's a great feeling to get back into clothes that have been waiting patiently for us. However, I got some out the other day and some of them were too big now. Great problem. Think about when we can meet in Portland which would be on 27 South from you. What fun it will be! Take care.

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    1. That about happened to me with a skirt or two, Myra! You're right. It's a great problem to have :) I've commented on your blog about date/time.....

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  9. Deep and More....what we should all be wanting. Just imagine how much we could accomplish for the Lord.

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  10. "Back to size", back to where we ought to be. Made me ask myself, what size? And have I ever been "where I ought to be?"
    I have been many sizes, not sure any were ever the right size. Although lately I long for the anorxic size. Which was a short step before meeting my savior. So maybe that was where I ought to be... at that time.
    All I know for sure, is that I ought to be in heaven and then I will be right sized!
    Thanks for thoughts to ponder!!

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    1. Size? "Spiritually-speaking", I guess it would be humble. Not humiliated or guilt-ridden, but properly and wholly grateful. Taking no credit for one's righteous standing. Yielded. Still.

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  11. Great connection! The longer I walk with the Lord, the more I realize how much I don't know, and how much more I desire. There's a price for more, and for deep, but it's always worth it.

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  12. Thank you for this.

    Hugs ~ FlowerLady

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  13. Hi Rebecca,
    Makes me think of that verse in Hebrews 11:6
    That God is a rewarder of those who diligently see Him. He always has something new and exciting to teach us if we will keep seeking and keep
    digging..........and you are looking quite svelte there in those jeans.
    Good for you! and you are wise to get rid of the stuff that is waiting in
    the wings! I am having this urge to just get rid of stuff but have to get
    back to working on the garage first while the weather is a lil cooler, at
    least in the mornings. but there is plenty to get rid of there too.

    Take care hon,
    Blessings, Nellie

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  14. Actually, I did NOT get rid of the stuff waiting in the wings! And (in this case), I'm glad I didn't. Even though they waited longer than I would have liked, it's like having a whole new wardrobe w/o spending a cent.

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  15. It's the cry of my heart..."deeper, deeper in the love of Jesus" and "more about Jesus would I know, more of His love to others show." Life marches on and if I'm not careful I'm pulled along without stopping to accept the more God wants to give me.

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    1. ...both songs express it so well for me, too.... And "Higher Ground"! "Lord, lift me up and let me stand by faith on Heaven's tableland, a higher plain that I have found, Lord, plant my feet on higher ground!"

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