I couldn’t get to sleep… and figured that 2 hours of just laying there on the bed was enough… (although not falling asleep, at least I was breathing ok)… 🙂 ….so I got up with some thoughts running thru my head. Thoughts about a couple of my early mentors who kept talking to me about the deeper life... and introduced me to the deeper life authors…
I got so excited about these books that we bought a bunch of copies and set up a book table in our apartment… which eventually led us to our little bookstore on the 2nd floor in Allendale, N.J. We incorporated the operation as Deeper Life, Inc a 501c3 non profit ministry to introduce these deeper life authors to the Christians in the area.
What I have learned over these past almost 50 years since then, is that whatever I read, whether a Deeper life author or any author, I read from the place of who Philip is, on that particular day, at that exact point in my journey. When I read T. Austin Sparks or Tozer, or Murray or Nee or Chambers, or Guyon, or Brother Lawrence and so, so many others… what I “saw” 50 years ago is not what I see today…. nor what I will see next year.
I have no problem saying the same things over and over and over again… because if and when these things are read… they will be perfect for that day in anyone’s life. I just keep pressing on in the journey and encourage others to do the same… wherever I am today will not be where I am tomorrow… there is always more of Him.