#6: Going with the flow

The Word for Today
There is a time in our life where we just cannot find the energy to fight anymore; what will be will be. It is not that we want to give up, but the effort to change or adapt just seems too much of a struggle and effort; so we go with the flow. This means letting not only yourself down but others as well. The world now instead shape and moulds us. The merry-go-round does not stop to let us catch our breath. We may float, bobbing up and down for a while, but the stream is always flowing as time stops for no man.

Sharks are happy making changes to our lives upstream, not a care of the effects downstream where the small fish swim. When we are content to do so little to change we can become lost. As age and a little wisdom gray our hair, we think more about our life purpose. As we recall the misdirection of our youth and when we find out life do we begin to panic that we have left things a little late. Can we change direction from where our life had been heading as still make it? The truth is we know not the day or hour of exit in life. The thief comes without warning.

Remain in Me, and I will remain in you.  Just as no branch can bear fruit by itself unless it remains in the vine, neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in Me

(John 15:4)
But as we ponder direction to go in, know that God has a plan for us. He knows what we will say before we say it. So when Jesus says he is the vine and we abide in him as he abides in us and the Father tends to us to us, so long as we abide in God’s Word, we should listen to what He tells us and we will bring forth much fruit.

And when you pray, do not babble on like pagans, for they think that by their many words they will be heard.  Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask Him 

(Matthew 6:7-8)
Let us this day reflect on God’s gift of life. The fruit that He wanted for us to produce and compare it to what we have. Sadness and the joys and hopeful thoughts of what yet to come. Seek God to guide and help support our journey as our friend. As we follow Christ he follows us as we keep the faith and practice his teachings. His strength flowing through us. It is the Father that does the work, the effort is not our own but the Fathers. His spirit is the living flow of sap, providing life and growth, bearing fruit.
Why do we worry then? We shouldn’t, we are not a twig unconnected to life, but a twig infinitely supplied by the sap. So let us connect and flow and grow in Christ; so life may be glorified in Gods Word that is alive in us today.
John Rowlands
words by John Rowlands






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