Spirit Life Walk

I've got a River of Life

September 16, 2022 Sarah Bachtold Season 2 Episode 29
Spirit Life Walk
I've got a River of Life
Show Notes

"Life and Life more abundantly," is not just a phrase for our benefit. Jesus's LIFE inside of us is for giving out to others. If we seek to grow in the responsibilities that Christ wants to give us, we have to first know Him, as we have no life apart from Him and we can't do anything without Him. We may be able to walk in ignorant fashion for a time and may be able to perform pretty good for the eyes of others. But eventually we will all be held in account. Therefore we need to make Jesus and the Holy Spirit a priority daily in our reading of His Word and in praying in the Spirit. This is how we not only get built up, but stay strong when the storms come against us. Jesus is our foundation and we can build on Him however we like--in regards no to open choice to do as we wish and He's okay with it--no. We can choose to be like that story of the three little piggies--yes I know, but its what comes to my mind. Two out of three chose the cheap and quick way to make their habitation. They chose what was popular. They chose what people recommended to them, when they knew better. The wolf comes along and trashes those two cheaply built houses but cannot withstand the one built solidly--of which the other two have taken refuge in now with the wise one. If we are faithful to stay close to Jesus and filled with the Spirit, we indeed will be conduits for the Lord's river of His Life. And this closeness will mean that we will be able to direct that flow toward anyone who needs a refreshing from the Lord. Sometimes that River involves giving a scripture or encouraging word/exhortation. Sometimes its healing or deliverance or prophecy. But remember, operating in the gifts comes because of time with Jesus and the Holy Spirit. And there are some things that can be manufactured to look legit--so don't mess around because the moment satan comes around to test you, if you've built your structure from things that just look good to others, it will be obliterated with next to nothing from an attack he initiates. However, if we make the right decisions, and repent when we haven't been doing right, and get right with the Lord and trust Him to guide us through the GUIDE He gave us--our friend the Holy Spirit--then we will be okay. Draw near to Jesus today, abide in Him, rest in Him. He said we can let Him help carry it--and He'll take the heaviest part! What a wonderful Savior we have that longs to help make things easier for us as we obey Him. Submit to God, Resist the devil--and he will flee! God bless you!

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