How to Find Your Depth

From the archives of Oral RobertsThird of three parts

Once when I was preaching on how to find your depth, I asked the congregation to ask God what their depth was. I was stressing the necessity of trusting God to impress upon each person his depth.

A week later a man said, “Brother Roberts, I’ve got to talk to you. When you told us to do that I had three $100 bills in my wallet. I reached for my wallet, took out $100, and laid it on the platform as my depth when the Lord checked me. I picked up the second $100 bill, and again the Lord checked me. I picked up the third $100 bill, and I knew that was my depth.”

“I looked around,” he continued, “and my wife was writing a check. We had a serious problem because the company she worked for was about to be closed. My wife didn’t even know if she’d have a job. And there she was, writing a check to place on the platform.”

“My daughter had been trying to get a settlement for a car accident. The car was demolished, and there were many injuries and hospital bills. She was trying to get a just settlement that both she and the insurance company could live with. My daughter went to the platform with my son-in-law, who had been out of work for three months, walking the streets, trying to find a job. All four of us laid a seed-gift of our depth on the platform.”

“At the end of the week, a man laid in my hand seven $100 bills. Not only was my wife’s company saved, but she received a promotion. The insurance company offered my daughter more than she had asked and wrote her a check. My son-in-law now has a better job than he thought he’d ever get.”

I saw this man a month later, and he told me, “Brother Roberts, we are a changed family. We now know to give our depth, to wait until we feel the Lord dealing with us in our hearts.”

Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught (Luke 5:4).