Sharing Our Faith Together

The River of Life

by Chris Lane 12 July 2021
First published on 15 July 2020. We continue to publish new thoughts but hope you find blessing and encouragement from revisiting some we have published previously.

John 4: 13-14

Jesus answered, “Those who drink this water will get thirsty again, but those who drink the water that I will give them will never be thirsty again. The water that I will give them will become in them a spring which will provide them with life-giving water and give them eternal life.”

Many years ago, someone I knew was struggling with their health, and requested prayer. We prayed together with another person. The third person prayed that the Holy Spirit would flow through their body, from their head, down their body, down their arms, continuing down the body, through their legs, to their feet. This image has never left me, and the other day, God recalled this image to my mind.

River of Life

Lord, you are the river of life.

Your Holy Spirit dwelling in us.

The river flows within.

Not a brook

Not a stream,

But a river.

The river flows eternally.

The river of the Holy Spirit where the source is from God himself.

Where faith is, the river is.

The river of life.

A free gift for those who trust.

A free gift for those who believe.

A free gift for those that can transform lives.

A free gift full of power.

A free gift to shake off fear and doubt.

The free gift of the Holy Spirit, that lives in us, abides in us, and flows through us.

By the power of Almighty God.

Revelations 22: 17

The Spirit and the Bride say, “Come!” Everyone who hears this must also say, “Come!” Come, whoever is thirsty; accept the water of life as a gift, whoever wants it.

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Let us pray

Father God, we ask that your Holy Spirit, the giver of life, the river of life, will wash over us, run through us, cleanse us, renew us, so that we can be the best that we can be for you in thanksgiving for all you have done for us. May we then be equipped to serve you in your kingdom here on earth and for eternity.

Amen