Deep calls unto deep at the noise of Your waterfalls; All Your waves and billows have gone over me. Psalm 42:7

A few weeks ago at church prayer, there was a depth that our congregation experienced in the presence of God. I felt like I was Peter when the Lord was beckoning him to step out of the boat and walk on the water. God was asking me to trust Him and to follow where He leads. 

A lot of people, myself included, feel safe in the shallow waters. But, what do we choose to do when God asks us to go deeper? When we allow the undercurrent of His spirit to sweep us away, He will take us places that we are not able to get to by ourselves. I want to go to the depths with God, even when it requires me to step out in faith. 

Most of the known world has been discovered; man has learned how to explore the heights and lengths of the earth. It is estimated that only 20% of the ocean has been explored, which means 80% is unknown. Science can only speculate what kind of fish, whales, plant life, and mammals are living beneath the ocean’s surface and I think that it is remarkable.

Like the unknown places of the sea, there are deep and secret places of God’s spirit. God’s word is unsearchable and unchanging, yet it changes and transforms every life who grants the Lord’s permission. 

If you desire more of God, there is an unfathomable depth that you can experience. Abide in His presence, go deeper when you study the Bible, and step out of the boat and into the waters of faith today. 


Angela Overton is a lover of words, nature, and coffee. She is an ordained minister with the UPCI, has a Masters Degree in Theology, and loves to teach Bible studies. She and her amazing husband, Michael, pastor in Silver Spring, Maryland.

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