Thy thoughts are very deep (Ps. xcii.5).
When a Roman soldier was told by his guide that if he insisted on taking a certain journey it would probably be fatal he answered, |It is necessary for me to go, it is not necessary for me to live.| That was depth. When we are convicted like that we shall come to something.
The shallow nature lives in its impulses, its impressions, its intuitions, its instincts, and very largely in its surroundings. The profound character looks beyond all these and moves steadily on, sailing past all the storms and clouds into the clear sunshine which is always on the other side, and waiting for the afterwards which always brings the reversion of sorrow and seeming defeat and failure.
When God has deepened us, then He can give us His deeper truths, His profoundest secrets, and His mightier trusts.
Lord, lead me into the depths of Thy life and save me from a shallow experience.
On to broader fields of holy vision;
On to loftier heights of faith and love;
Onward, upward, apprehending wholly,
All for which He calls thee from above.