Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Deep Calls To Deep

The worship song “ All Who Are Thirsty” has been resounding in my soul these days…the verse is as follows:

“All who are thirsty,
and All who are weak,
Come to the fountain,
dip your heart in the
Stream of Life
Let the pain and the sorrow,
be washed away
In the waves of His mercy as
Deep calls out to deep…”

Psalm 42:7 states, “Deep calls to deep in the roar of your waterfalls; all your waves and breakers have swept over me.”

I never truly knew what “deep cries out to deep” meant until recently. When a challenge enters your world, and you exhaust all of your emotional and physical energy trying to overcome it in your own strength, true surrender happens.

True, honest surrender.

When life comes at you, and completely breaks you into a million little pieces, you have absolutely no other choice but to humble yourself and become transparent before the Lord.


Then and only then can you receive the deep, amazing, refreshing healing of God’s overflowing river of mercy, love, and hope.

Humble yourself before the Lord.

Repent of your sins, no matter how small or how large you think they are.

He already knows the secrets of your heart.

Go ahead.

Dip your heart in the Stream of Life.

Receive all of His promises.

He is waiting.

Maria and her family reside in NE Ohio. She and her husband are the parents of two. Their daughter is a person with hemipelegic cerebral palsy.Because of her experiences, Maria provides parent-to-parent support for families involved in her local early intervention program. Her gift for writing has come directly from the Lord since her daughter’s diagnosis. She writes a monthly column entitled, “Special Parents, Special Kids” for the Mahoning Valley Parent magazine in Ohio; and has expanded into Parent magazines in parts of Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

She is also a contributing author at's first published work is in Jan Ross and Jeanice McDade's Women of Passion's anthology, "Ordinary Women Serving an Extraordinary God". Both Kim and Maria have been selected to have their work tentatively included in Lori Wagner's upcoming book, Quilting Patches of Life, Volume 2.

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