The Flowing River and the Stagnate Riverbank ...
“The river flowed from century to century, and human affairs play themselves out on its banks. Play themselves out to be forgotten the next day, while the river flows on." Milan Kundera The Unbearable Lightness of Being
Do you ever worry about your personal safety? Do you worry about your children, your adult kids, your grandchildren, your parents... do you fear that they could be hurt in some way? Do you believe Satan may be laying for you or your family? Are you worried about this country with all the conflict in Washington?
God does not want us to feel that dread.
It is a wide swing here from the river bank to false prophets or bad things happening... but the tie in for me is the swift moving current of the river that never stops... it continues its journey to the sea and water flows constantly. God flows constantly through us with the Holy Spirit... he is greater than those of this world on the river bank. We are to armor up in life and walk that river next to him, or hop on a boat and travel with him. We are to be with him and believe in him and all he has given to us and provided for us in both times of need and times of want. God will protect us as we do battle. In Luke 10:19, God gives all of us the authority to trample on snakes, scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy. Satan has come to steal and destroy us.
With God at our side, it will simply not happen.
John 4:4 You dear children, are from God and have overcome them (false prophets) because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.