Wider or deeper?

Today I got my second assignment back on the Christian Counselling course I am doing (www.ccef.org) and one of the feedback comments really struck me.

Much of the Christian life is not learning completely new things, but rather it’s a process of growing deeper into the basic truths of the Gospel.

It made me ask the question as to whether I am growing deeper into the Gospel and allowing it to it permeate my heart and change me?  Where are we at? We may have grasped the Gospel intellectually but are we going deeper and living it?  Many of our problems stem at their root from either a failure to grasp the Gospel, or to apply it.

So, as I ask myself, I put the question out there – are we focusing so much on widening our knowledge that we have lost sight of going deeper?