In it I saw "water spouts" - tornadoes out over the ocean - rising up into the air. In my heart, I heard the words, "Deep calls to deep" and I had the sense of a magnetic pull that was growing between the depths of the heart of God's people and the depths of Heaven.
In looking up the phrase, "Deep calls to deep," I was led to Psalm 42, which begins:
As the deer pants for streams of water,
so my soul pants for you, my God.
My soul thirsts for God, for the living God.
When can I go and meet with God?
My tears have been my food
day and night,
while people say to me all day long,
“Where is your God?”
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
with shouts of joy and praise
among the festive throng.
Why, my soul, are you downcast?
Why so disturbed within me?
Put your hope in God,
for I will yet praise him,
my Savior and my God.
My soul is downcast within me;
therefore I will remember you...
Deep calls to deep
in the roar of your waterfalls;
all your waves and breakers
have swept over me.
By day the Lord directs his love,
at night his song is with me--
This Psalm captures the cries of many Believers in the United States of America right now. So much shifting - so much changing - and a cry of "God, where are you?"
And yet, back to the picture I had in prayer, I am reminded that to have a "water spout" - or a cyclone - in the middle of the ocean, you must have the clash of two storm systems - a High Pressure Front and a Low Pressure Front. And, like Acts, Chapter 2, I think (if we listen with spiritual ears) we can hear the sound of a mighty wind that is rising right now...
Today, across the globe, there is an increase in pressure and the heat is increasing. This "High Pressure System" is causing a tremendous stir in the natural realm of our lives and upon the world - and living in our society. At the same time, I believe, there is also a "Low Pressure System" that is rising up too. A call for God's people to spend time on their knees and in greater intimacy with the Lord. Deep is calling unto deep. The depths of our hearts are calling out for more of God in our daily lives - and, in the process, we are calling down more of Heaven to invade our earthly realm ... for God's presence to come and invade our world with His love - giving birth to healing, life, and signs and wonders in our daily lives.
This is an exciting time in which we live! As things appear to be getting darker spiritually throughout our world and our land - this is a time in which the light of God is going to shine brighter - and brighter - as we become immersed in the love of Jesus for us ... wrapped in His presence in worship and in prayer... and watching it rise up like a water spout, pouring forth rivers of Living Water with those around us!
These two pressure fronts are combining to cause us... the church... to become wellsprings of Living Water, as we draw closer to the heart of God. God's Living Room was created to be a place - a neutral site - to help nurture your walk of intimacy with the Lord.