By: Darrelyn L. Tutt

“There is nothing like depth to make us dissatisfied with superficial, shallow things. Once we have delved below the surface and had a taste of the marvels and mysteries of the deep, we realize the value of taking time and going to the trouble of plumbing those depths.”
Charles Swindoll
As a young girl I thoroughly enjoyed a day at the lake.
Invariably, there would be a race between siblings to see who could plunge their entire body into the cold water first. The race began the moment our feet touched the sand. 
Full bore we ran, gaining momentum with a desire to reach the depths and be the first to go under.
Sometimes I won, sometimes I didn’t, but I always loved the thrill derived from that particular race.
The race was not about experiencing the shallows but diving into the deep!
I have found that depth and intimacy with Christ, likewise, involves a plunge and not a wade ... into the deep.
Too often, I fear, we settle for the latter and look like lazy beachcombers instead of deep-sea divers intent on treasure.
Sand castles can be enjoyed on the sand, and the enjoyment of water felt as one wades along the beach but nothing compares to a full-body plunge into the depths!
Intimacy with Christ is established when the heart and mind of a believer plunge into the word with full-bore intensity; when the whole man is submerged and disappears beneath the surface and then resurfaces with a cleansing refreshment permeating his entire being.
This is what it means to experience depth with Christ!
Consider leaving the “castles and shallows” of this world and find your refreshment in the deep, where new truths are discovered and grace overwhelms.
Plunge into God’s word and experience more of Him;
Not only will you resurface with the joy of the Lord,
You’ll challenge others to go deeper.
“O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God!
How unsearchable are His judgments, and His ways past finding out!”
Romans 11:33