Day Three: Deep Calls to Deep

Psalm 42:4, 7 NIV
These things I remember as I pour out my soul: how I used to go to the house of God under the protection of the Mighty One.
Deep calls to deep in the roar of your waterfalls; all your waves and breakers have swept over me.

“Soul” refers to our whole being, all of who we are. In the psalmist’s expressions of praise, despair, and even complaint, he doesn’t hold back, filter, or censor. He prays to God as if his life depends on it. He cannot leave this place of prayer without meeting God.

When we pour out our souls to the Lord we are finally opening our lives to him. And when we open our lives to God, he pours into us. That’s what the psalmist experiences. In his deep empty he cries out “my soul thirsts for God” and he comes to the stream expecting a little drink. How does the Lord respond? The Lord responds with the flood of his Deep waters, he pours into us wave after wave of his presence and power.

Prayer: Lord, you already know everything about me – I lay before you my fears, my frustrations, my needs. We open our lives to you and may you pour into us your Spirit. In Jesus’ name I pray, amen.

Let’s worship to “Holy Spirit” (click here) by Jesus Culture.

– LL