Go with the Flow!

“Go with the flow” is advice often given to someone who is stressed, troubled, or feels helpless. I want to use this advice in a different way. John 7:37-39 tells us: “In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto Me, and drink. He that believeth on Me, as the Scripture hath said, out of his belly (his inner being) shall flow rivers of living water. (But this spake He of the Spirit, which they that believe on Him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified).” For the genuine Christian (one who is Spiritually reborn), he or she is a channel for these rivers of living water. In other words, the Holy Spirit flows into and out through those who are Christ’s. We are to “go with the flow!” What does that mean? We are to align with what the Holy Spirit is doing; let Him do it in and through us. But what is He doing? We often expect the Holy Spirit to do something dramatic; exciting, spectacular, supernatural, etc. Sometimes, He does. However, these times seem to be the exception, not the rule. I want to suggest that He works in powerful, effective, beautiful ways that are often not even recognized by those through whom He flows. What does He do? How does He do it? How can we recognize it? What are the results? How do we align with the flow? Questions like these will engage our attention, God willing, tomorrow and perhaps somewhat further beyond. “Channels Only,” By Mary E. Maxwell, speaks of this working: “Jesus, fill now with Thy Spirit hearts that full surrender know, that the streams of living water from our inner man may flow. Channels only, blessed Master — but with all Thy wondrous pow’r flowing thru us, Thou canst use us ev’ry day and ev’ry hour.” Selah! What He is doing can bring joy to your heart and may surprise youCome back tomorrow!   Ron

Questions? E-Mail me at knowingtheway1@gmail.com 

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