Brothers and sisters, are you standing on your own two feet today? In any river there is a current. The river of the Living God has a current, that current is the Holy Spirit. Do you flow in the Spirit? Do you flow in the river? The river flows from the throne and the river returns to its own. On either shore of the river of life is thick forest, thick undergrowth, life in the natural. To follow the path of the river from the river bank is hard work. Men will hack their way through this, exhausting work. They will work with all of their might to make some progress down the river. Yet Jesus asks us to enter into the river, into the deepest parts where your feet cannot touch the bottom. To go out into the deep is a scary unnatural thing. Every part of our flesh wants to stand upon its feet.Some will dare to venture in up to their ankles. Some are brave and venture in up to their knees. Some are very brave and venture into up to their waist's. Yet in these examples men are still standing on their own two feet. It takes the truly abandoned to plunge into the river and allow the current to carry them where it will. Will you plunge in today? With reckless abandon will you follow Jesus today? Will you go into the deepest part of the river, today? These waters are a torrent of living water. And it shall be that every living soul which swarms in every place, there where the two torrents go, that soul shall live. And there shall be very many fish, because these waters shall come there. And they shall be healed. And all shall live where the torrent goes. (Eze 47:9)JESUS IS THE RIVERWhen first I came to JesusThe river was ankle deepIt cooled me in the day timeYet still I was upon my feetI went further down the riverAnd to my knees I went in deepI could see a little clearerYet still I was upon my feetI traveled down still furtherAnd in the river went waist deepNow I felt the river pullingYet still I was upon my feetI decided to go deeperFully abandoned, no retreatI was swept into the riverNo longer standing on my feetNow the river takes meIn the way that I must goNo longer do I choose the pathIt's in the river that I flowNow everywhere the waters goIt brings healing to the landAnd now the Lord can use meFor I no longer stand.
Oh Appolus,How True and thank you for the encouragement and blessing.All of Him and in Him,who is Mighty,Elizabeth
"All of Him and in Him,who is Mighty,"Amen sister ...........brother Frank
brother, I wanted to thank you for this. I did post your poem on my fb with your webpage, I wanted to share it with others. God bless you brother!Lisa
Thank you for sharing it sister, I pray that many would be blessed............. brother Frank
i liked that a lot brother Frank.
A blessed thought dear Brother. How He must wound us so, to get us to stop trusting in our strength. Like Jacob of old, he breaks our strength in mercy.Be well,Doug
It reminds me of Art Katz frequently referring to Watchman Nee's notion of giving ourselves over to God in 'utterness.'
Hi ET101 , I like the word," utterness." It certainly captures the essence of what it means to go out into the deep.......... brother Frank