Deep Calls to Deep

Michael Beck

“… Both the inward thought of every one of them, and the heart, is deep.” (Psalm 64:6)

The work God would do in us is deep. There’s more to every one of us than meets the eye. Beneath the surface there is good we wish others would see, and bad we hope they will never discover. But God wants us to learn to live for His eyes only.

There is the world of men that God sends us to; and the world of God that we ought to live in. To live in the world of God is to dwell in His secret place, where no eyes are upon us but His. He sees what goes on in the deepest places of our being. There is no hiding from Him. “Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.” (Heb. 4:13)

Cultivating a life in God’s presence requires an awareness of His eyes upon us at all times. Our reason for shunning evil is not a fear of what men will think of us. Even when no human eyes are upon us, like Joseph, we refuse evil because “how then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?” (Gen. 39:9) And when we are at our best, doing that which we know could impress others; we resist the urge to display our good to gain their praise. All our good is done unto the Lord, and not unto men. It is enough that He knows and we have His praise.

God calls us to a life of intimacy with Him that no other relationship on earth could ever match. Here we deeply know and are deeply known. None other need be included. Our God is enough for us. There is no loneliness in a life that is hidden with God in Christ. Our connection with Him is deep and deeply satisfying. Truly our testimony is: “Whom have I in heaven but thee? and there is none upon earth that I desire beside thee.” (Ps. 73:25)

Michael Beck is a pastor in the Dallas, TX area and the main author on Signpost. Receive a daily devotional he publishes every morning via email.