The Weekly Breather: Go With The Flow
Settle Yourself and Release:
Find a quiet place to relax and be with God. Take a moment to breath deeply and slowly. Give your troubles to God and ask Him to hold all the things that trouble your mind and distract you. Feel his perfect peace wash over you as you turn your heart and mind toward Him.
Today I was making a trip up the Dix River in my kayak. Usually this is a three-mile journey that doesn’t require a huge amount of physical stamina. But Lake Herrington was draining water into the river, so I was going against the flow of the current.
Coming back, I only needed to float. I could enjoy the scenery and let my tired muscles rest. I got to “go with the flow.” I was so rested that when I returned I had enough energy to cook a meal for a sick neighbor and take my dogs for a long walk.
Read and Reflect
“Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.”
John 7:38 (NIV)
Oswald Chambers writes from My Utmost for His Highest:
We are to be fountains through which Jesus can flow as “rivers of living water” in blessing to everyone. Yet some of us are like the Dead Sea, always receiving but never giving, because our relationship is not right with the Lord Jesus. As surely as we receive blessings from Him, He will pour out blessings through us. But whenever the blessings are not being poured out in the same measure they are received, there is a defect in our relationship with Him. Is there anything between you and Jesus Christ? Is there anything hindering your faith in Him? If not, then Jesus says that out of you “will flow rivers of living water.” It is not a blessing that you pass on or an experience that you share with others, but a river that continually flows through you. Stay at the Source, closely guarding your faith in Jesus Christ and your relationship to Him, and there will be a steady flow into the lives of others with no dryness or deadness whatsoever. Is it excessive to say that rivers will flow out of one individual believer? Do you look at yourself and say, “But I don’t see the rivers”? Through the history of God’s work, you will usually find that He has started with the obscure, the unknown, the ignored, but those who have been steadfastly true to Jesus Christ.
River Flows in You – Cello & Piano Orchestral Version ft. David Solis & Yiruma
Lord. I want to have the river of flowing water running through me. But sometimes I feel as if I am paddling upstream when you want me to float in your gentle arms. I know that when I am in your flow I can give freely to others without feeling exhausted and burnt out. Teach me how to remain in you and remove anything that keeps a current from flowing between us. Amen.