brought deeper

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I am still so raw as a person… In so many respects still unrefined in my heart and soul.  Exhaustion and frustration have collided dramatically with joys and victories recently.  I'm clearly still a work in process.

Reassuringly, God is not a work in progress.  He is complete.  He is full and he is deep.  He is all there is and all there ever needs to be.  And he is not satisfied to let me wallow in the shallows.  God has, through a few dear people, brought me to a deep well this week… and I appreciate that so much. Yesterday a friend who is in Europe sent me a verse to encourage my heart… And just now I got off of a blessed phone call with friends in Calgary – a phone call that reminded me of the verse.  Deep cries out to deep.  So I've been sitting here pondering the words of this verse for a bit now:

2 Thesselonians 3:5 ~ May the Lord bring you into an ever deeper understanding of the love of God and the endurance that comes from Christ.

Ken Castor

Ken Castor is a husband, dad, pastor, writer and teacher. He serves as a professor at Crown College, Minnesota, where he equips students to pursue Jesus-Centered Faith and Next Generation Ministry. For 20+ years he's focused on equipping the next generations in places like the U.S., Canada, and Northern Ireland. He's the author of Grow Down (Simply Youth Ministry, 2014), Make a Difference (Broadstreet, 2016), the Blue-Letters Editor of the Jesus-Centered Bible (Group, 2015) and numerous other articles and Bible Study guides. But, whenever possible, he gets down on the floor and builds Lego with his kids. Connect with him @kencastor.

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