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March 14, 2009

There is a River

Ps 46:4 There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, The holy dwelling places of the Most High.

There is a river that flows from the heart of God, from the center of His kingdom purpose for every man in every place and time. Its streams branch out and flow into our opportunities and our decisions, and make known to us the way of the Lord. We have a choice to follow the stream that leads us back to the river. We were meant to live in the river of true Life. We are to flow in it, be submerged in it, and let it take us where He wills. There is wholeness and fulfillment there. I believe everyone has a stream that will flow together with other streams and join to become a river of new life and unity and purpose. All life that is born of Christ is new. It is not just new, but it is always new, never the same from one moment to the next. It is also always better, and beyond that, it is always creatively new with an infinite number of possibilities as all the streams, coming from all different lives, join together in different places and different ways. God is always creating new life and He is working it all together according to His master plan of perfection.

I have jumped into the streams God has placed before me many times, and I have never regretted it. Some have taken me farther and faster than others, but all lead me closer to the heart of God. Now I feel in my heart I am about to jump into the river. God wants so much more for all of us. From now on those who will dare to obey and walk in His love and protection will experience exponentially more life thriving and growing and creating all around them. The good things that God has done in the past will soon pale in comparison to what He is about to do and is wanting to do. Once you jump into the raging river of God's love, it will consume you and all the former ways of the streams will soon be forgotten. We have settled in and made homes along the way, but the place where the Most High dwells is ever living, ever changing and ever moving. We have wanted the river to be a part of our lives instead of our lives joining to become one with the river. Those who are content to live by the streams will enjoy the blessing of the Lord, but it is far, far, greater to live in the river.

I have made my choice. I will rejoice and be glad in my God.