Going with the Flow

It is no exaggeration to say that we have a supernatural revelation in God’s Word. Sometimes, and understandably, we refer to it as a living book. Most Christians would know what that means. However, it’s not the book itself that is alive. It is God speaking His message to our hearts. It happens something like this: The Holy Spirit enters our inner being at the new birth. Then, He activates what God is saying to us. He helps us understand God’s Word and then provides motivation to apply it and obey it. This happens when we carefully listen. Too often, we override what God is saying with excuses and rationalizations. If we learn to be yielded to God’s voice, the Holy Spirit fills us. Scripture gains more and more ground in our lives. The Holy Spirit guides, directs, and imparts wisdom and increasing understanding. The Word flowing into our lives begins to flow through us and then overflow into the lives of others The current of God’s working touches them. We just go with the flow, letting God use us. Jesus, in John 7:37-39, speaks of this: “…..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….” In other words, we are to function like clear channels for rivers of living water to flow through. Mary E. Maxwell helps us understand this in her hymn, “Channels Only,” She wrote: “How I praise Thee, precious Savior, that Thy love laid hold of me; Thou hast saved and cleansed and filled me that I might Thy channel be. Jesus, fill now with Thy Spirit hearts that full surrender know; that the streams of living water from our inner self may flow. Channels only, blessed Master, but with all Thy wondrous pow’r flowing through us, Thou canst use us every day and every hour.”Selah! We need to deal with anything clogging the channel. God has the means for cleaning out the channel. Look to Him for the cleansing!  Ron

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