There’s an intensity that the Lord is about to increase in this coming hour—you have two choices before you right now: to wilt like a tree with shallow roots that does not find the hidden, unseen water streams; or go deep into the Father’s heart so that it is said of you in the years to come, “You have deep, deep roots in the heart of God.”
Have you felt continually passed over by others during the course of your life? You’re in good company. For example, Jesse brought out his seven sons before the Prophet Samuel; these seven sons were the beaming pride of his heart (read 1 Samuel 16); however, there was one son who was not invited. This missing son was in the sheep field tending to his father’s flock. David was passed over by his earthly father; yet, even in obscurity he never escaped the loving eyes of his heavenly Father.
Why did God take notice of this young, ruddy shepherd who was overlooked by his own father?
The answer is found in the Bible in two specific verses. I believe the Lord is highlighting these two key verses for those called to go deep in this hour. The first is 1 Samuel 13:14, which reads: “The Lord has sought for Himself a man after His own heart” (NKJV). The second time was penned by Luke when he recounted the history of Israel as told by the Apostle Paul, “I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after My own heart, who will do all My will” (Acts 13:22).
Did you make the connection between the two verses? We are called to be like David in that God said of this obscure boy that he was a man after God’s own heart. A man or woman after God’s own heart is a person with deep roots.
You are not one called to stand on the eroding shores of compromise; instead, you are called by God to stand on His covenantal promises. As you go deeper after His own heart, the Father will give you greater clarity regarding the future boundary lines of your inheritance in Christ that He wants you to walk out.
Psalm 16:5-6 is a key passage:
“Lord, You are my portion and my cup of blessing; You hold my future. The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance.”
The Lord is inviting you into an extended window of putting down deep roots into the heart of God. It is the season to respond to His call for you to become a man or woman after God’s own heart in every sense possible. Such hearts with deep roots will be able to experience the fullness of their “beautiful inheritance” in Christ Jesus.