God works all things together for the good. Every person and every part matters. He speaks to all who have a part to perform for the whole to be achieved. Considering the whole helps us handle our part. It’s important to know that whoever He leads us to speak to, or meet with, He has already prepared accordingly.
A known expression is “we can’t see the forest for the trees”. We are stronger together. Counting on what only one tree can accomplish might bring fear, loneliness, and doubt. Knowing we are part of the forest brings faith, unity, and great expectations. We cannot water one tree without it touching the other trees. Our Lord plants us and we cannot transplant ourselves into a place where He is not tending to our purpose.
Many times, some things are not happening because God is working on areas that are unknown to us. What God is doing is not always obvious, but we can trust that it’s for the best in everyone’s circumstances. When we move on to something new, we can depend on what He has laid out for us. He has an amazing way of putting things together, from glory to glory!
Romans 8:28 “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.”
God uses brokenness in our lives to bring wholeness. It’s not something we decide to do ourselves. It comes to us unexpectedly: one prayer, one word, one event, one touch! As God restores our souls, He mends the cracks and fissures, transforming us into glorious vessels. By His grace, He breaks down walls we might have built up for self-protection in wounded areas.
In the presence of the Lord, walls we didn’t even know existed come tumbling down. We may not realize something needs to be broken until it is; when it is, we experience new freedom we never knew existed. Walls not only keep others from coming in, but they also keep us from going out. To avoid the pain, we unknowingly create a void that keeps out God’s best for us.
The Holy Spirit breaks the barriers on the inside because of the unalterable spiritual truth that where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. When this happens, we weep, not from sadness, but from the awesomeness of the healing God brings into our lives. He picks up all the broken pieces and restores peace. He replaces our brokenness with wholeness, from glory to glory!
Joshua 6:1 “Now Jericho was securely shut up because of the children of Israel; none went out, and none came in.”
God’s desire is for His presence to cover us in every area of our lives. We experience the river of God on many levels and as we go deeper and deeper with Him; we discover more of who He is and more of who we are in Him.
In some areas of our lives, we may stand ankle-deep in the river, in other areas, up to our knees, to our waist, or all the way over our head. Regardless, as we walk with our Lord, we can trust we are where we need to be. Our life in the Spirit relates not only to the living waters we are flowing in, but to the living waters that are flowing out of us. We release this abundant life to all those with whom we come in contact. Our cup runs over to shower others with God’s transforming glory.
In Christ, we are never stagnant; we are always on the move. Our Lord takes us from depth to depth and brings changes to all that pertains to us. When we see His salvation, healing, and hope, we no longer focus on the darkness but rejoice in the light. In the river, we go with peace, joy, and righteousness, from glory to glory!
Ezekiel 47:3-4 “And when the man went out to the east with the line in his hand, he measured one thousand cubits, and he brought me through the waters; the water came up to my ankles. Again he measured one thousand and brought me through the waters; the water came up to my knees. Again he measured one thousand and brought me through; the water came up to my waist.”