The Daily Paine

Is there a deep cry out there in the Church?  I would surely hope so, but there seems to be more entertainment rather than tarrying for the power of the Holy Spirit.  How much do we really want from God?  This is not talking about blessings, but about a daily walk with the Lord.  There is a cry for “relationship” but do they strive to develop that relationship?  I think that C.P Jones had the answer, or at least the cry of the heart.

          “Deeper, deeper in the love of Jesus
           Daily let me go;
           Higher, higher in the school of wisdom,
           More of grace to know.”

The school of the Holy Spirit; do we dare to enter those sacred halls?  Walking down those corridors may mean suffering and hard work; there may be obstacles that we do not know how to handle only with the help of the Spirit.  We are to worship; to love God with our total being and that means to do it with our wills.  To be lost in the will of Christ, oh my, could we handle it?

          “Deeper, deeper!  blessed Holy Spirit,
           Take me deeper still,
           Till my life is wholly lost in Jesus,
           And His perfect will.”

To walk that road with Jesus may bring trials.  It may be a time of hardship and toil.  A person may want to walk that way.  James and John wanted to sit on the right and left hand of Jesus, and He asked if they were able to drink of His cup.  They said of course, not knowing what they were saying, and Jesus said to them that they surely will.  The only way a person can make it if they want to truly wanting to know the deep things of the Lord is to be rooted in Him.

          “Deeper, deeper!  tho’ it cost hard trials,
           Deeper let me go!
           Rooted in the holy love of Jesus,
           Let me fruitful grow.”

Scripture declares that we are more than conquerors.  I have often pondered that idea.  Jones, I believe, has hit on the truth of that statement.  We are more than conquerors when we finally hear the words of Jesus when He says, “Well done, good and faithful servant, enter into the joy of the Lord.”  With that then we are truly more than conquerors, for this evil world did not defeat us.

          “Deeper, higher, ev’ry day in Jesus,
           Till all conflict past,
           Finds me conqu’ror, and in His own image
           Perfected at last.”

               “O deeper yet, I pray,
                And higher ev’ry day,
                And wiser, blessed Lord,
                In Thy precious, holy word.”