Wednesday, April 6, 2011

A Beatiful River

Most all the rivers are really beautiful, they seem to go on forever. Some of the rivers are clear as can be while others are really muddy but they all have their own beauty. In the rivers you can see many things, some are really neat while others aren't. You can see the bottom with the beautiful rocks in some of them but unfortunately with others you are doing good to see an inch or two below the surface of the water.

No matter what a river looks like, one thing is that it has water in it and if you are thirsty it will take your thirst away. That is if you will drink from it. It does no good if you don't drink from it if you thirst.

Psalm 46:4; "There is a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacles of the most High".
Do you have any idea what this river is? It is God's river and has a continual flow of His grace, glory, and power; this belongs to His faithful people. This river flows from God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. This river constantly refreshes believers, the ones on earth and the ones in heaven. Revelation 22:1; "AND HE showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as a crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb". This river could actually be a river or it could be symbolizing the Holy Spirit and the life, blessing, and spiritual power that He gives.

The blessing of this river is that it brings God into the midst of His people. God being in the midst of His people must mean He loves each of us very much and wants to bless us with His grace and power. I really don't think any of us are able to comprehend exactly what God wants to give us. His love, grace, and power should be enough but He wants to give us more and more. All we need to do is love Him and obey His commandments.

Even when it isn't easy to do the things we know we should we have Him at our side and ready to help us and give us the strength to do them. The important thing to remember is, we have to ask Him. It is that simple and have faith that He will help us. That is all.

All we have to do is drink from the river and there will be a continual flow of His grace, glory, and power. There is no river like this one.

It has been wonderful spending this time with you, thanks for stopping by. May you always know the love, joy, and peace of the Lord.


Debi said...

I love this. I have read the passages you gave a hundred times but today they really struck me differently. I am a visual person and the picture you put here definitely helped the passages make a different impact on me today. I love where you said, "...has a continual flow of His grace, glory, and power; this belongs to His faithful people." I am so very thankful for His continual flow of mercy and grace! Thank you for this post today...I feel as though God has truly spoken through you today. Love and blessings to you.

Jenifer said...

GREAT post! I love water of any kind. But I really love the rivers. Thank you for this visual of God's mercy and grace.