Calling the Lord from the depths of my Heart is such a Blessing. Most of the people have a very shallow relationship with God. It is only a very few people who are blessed to have a continued relationship with Him from the depths of their Heart. Some people have a deep relationship with the Lord occasionally but then move to shallow relationship. Not sure what to say, may be that is what people choose. Unless people reach the depths of their Hearts they cannot taste the goodness of Him. But still many people are happy with their shallow relationship and the benefits they get from it. It is their choice.
Lamentations 3:55I called on your name, Lord, from the depths of the pit.
Psalm 61:2From the ends of the earth I call to you, I call as my heart grows faint; lead me to the rock that is higher than I.
2 Timothy 2:22 Flee the evil desires of youth and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, along with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.
According to me if someone wants to have a deep relationship with the Lord, they have to first choose to get to the depths of their own hearts in times of hardships or in distress or in anguish or in pains or in loneliness. Usually, people run away from these. In times of hardships people with chose to spend their time in watching a movie or drink or be with friends so that they can run away from their pains. But the secret of the Lord is to stand firm in Faith in the Midst of all these, and call on to Him for Help to see the glory and majestic love of His. Unless someone chooses to stand firm in the Lord, it is not possible to call Him from the depths of the Heart and Soul.
Jonah 2:2 He said: In my distress I called to the Lord, and he answered me. From deep in the realm of the dead I called for help, and you listened to my cry.
Isaiah 9:2 The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned.
Psalm 42:6-8 My soul is downcast within me;
therefore I will remember you
from the land of the Jordan,
the heights of Hermon - from Mount Mizar.
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 -
a prayer to the God of my life.
When we are calling Him from the depths it feels to be longer, brighter and the stronger. Though it is the same amount oftime (30 mins) that I spend with the Lord, when it is a shallow time spent with the Lord - it seems like some few minutes, which I don't remember how it passed, and which is like any other time of day. But when I spend the same 30mins with the Lord from the depths of my heart -it feels I have lived a long time with Him, and it stays in my memory for a long time and it also feels so special and Blessed. It sometimes feels so refreshing to the Soul. Most of the times, I know when I am shallow, I don't really try to force myself. But there are times when I know my Heart is earning for Him, and at those times, I really feel the very deep calling and the answer.
1 Peter 1:22Now that you have purified yourselves by obeying the truth so that you have sincere love for each other, love one another deeply, from the heart.
2 Corinthians 2:4 For I wrote you out of great distress and anguish of heart and with many tears, not to grieve you but to let you know the depth of my love for you.
Some worships and prayers are superficial, but when a few people lead they take people into the depths of the heart and it is such a refreshing of the soul. The challenge is to be a Worship Leader who can take the crowd into deep relationship with the Lord. Which is not possible unless they have a very deep relationship with the Lord. To me Holy of Holies lies deep with in us and we need be able to lead people into the depths. To be the Sheperd who can lead the sheeps into His Holiness. People should believe, feel and taste the existence of the Holiness deep within them.
Proverbs 20:5The purposes of a person's heart are deep waters, but one who has insight draws them out.
Daniel 2:22He reveals deep and hidden things; he knows what lies in darkness, and light dwells with him.
Proverbs 16:21 The wise in heart are called discerning, and gracious words promote instruction.
It is such a blessing to be able to start an everlasting relationship with such a depth. This relationship is of course because of the Belief in the Power of the Cross, Blood and Name of Jesus.
Galatians 4:6 Because you are his sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, Abba, Father.
Ephesians 1:18I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people,
Amen i second this