I remember earlier this year in July during my preparation for our Annual Seminar I went through one of the roughest periods ever known.
My husband and I had no idea what we were doing and how we would get all we needed to get done for that event. The expenses were insurmountable, anxiety high and sleep was impossible.
I remember as the time drew nigh to July 12th I stumbled upon a Joel Osteen video. To this date that sermon is very dear to me.
Joel spoke about Psalms 107:23-24 which says, “Those who go down to the sea in ships, Who do business on great waters; They have seen the works of the Lord, And His wonders in the deep.”
He mentioned the mental, spiritual and physical struggles he experienced when acquiring the Lakewood megachurch in Houston Texas. What I learnt was invaluable. He spoke of faith, saying it should be so big that we venture into the deep to do business. We should condition our minds despite the challenges that hit us daily, we should refuse to give in to the doubts.
Doing business signifies focusing on God’s will, going above and beyond to follow His instructions, being obedient to His call.
The high seas is what they called great waters in ancient times. The merchants would go afar on the high seas to trade with other ships and they knew first-hand how tumultuous their ventures could be at times.
In the spirit, great waters is going deeper with God no matter the challenges. It is being so immersed in His presence. It is at this moment that God shows up! He performs miracles. He does the impossible and unthinkable.
Joel’s sermon manifested that month. My husband and I experienced such favour that we could not explain. We got a touch of what doing business in great waters felt like. Since then we have not found our way back to the shallow water.
Being in the deep has given birth to new ideas and different perspectives. It allows us to expect miracles daily even when the waves toss us from side to side and violently if I might add.
I know from experience what the works of the Lord are and this keeps me going. With Christ showing up once before I have become convinced that He will again. I may not know the time nor the place but I’m assured that He will again, when He sees fit.
Going deep signifies a point of no return. Trust Him and go a little deeper. It takes work on your part, but remember faith without works is dead. Move by faith into the deep, it is there that you will see the wonders of the Lord.
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About the Author: Natassia Wright is the co-author of the book, Recharge your Mind, a 31 day inspirational guide. Available on Amazon. Click Here.