Is your soul feeling dry and thirsty? Would you love to jump into life and go with the flow?
God often used examples of rivers and streams of flowing water in the Bible. Water is essential for life. Water is nourishing, refreshing, cleansing, and promotes flourishing growth. Whenever water becomes stagnant life is under threat.
Go with the flow by resisting stagnation
What are the warning signs of stagnation in our lives? Isolationism, resentment, envy and self-centeredness. Psalm 46:4 says, “There is a river of joy flowing through the city of our God—the sacred home of the God above all gods.” Jesus said in John 7:38, “Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’”
How do we fight the poison of stagnation and stay in the flow of living water? By reaching outside ourselves and getting involved in helping others. Joan S. Gray writes in the Sailboat Church, “… be willing to get in the flow of what God is already doing. Our task is not to direct the river or make it flow, but rather to take our place in the current.”
Look for opportunities to be a blessing to others. It may be your neighbor, someone in your family, or a group in the community. Get flowing and flourish!
Psalm 23, Living Bible: “Because the Lord is my Shepherd, I have everything I need! He lets me rest in the meadow grass and leads me beside the quiet streams. He gives me new strength, helps me do what honors him the most. Even when walking through the dark valley of death I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me, guarding, guiding all the way. You provide delicious food for me in the presence of my enemies. You have welcomed me as your guest; blessings overflow! Your goodness and unfailing kindness shall be with me all of my life, and afterwards I will live with you forever in your home.”