At Your river Lord…
Lord, let’s just stop right there… if I may? AT, that word – AT. ( to be <of> and <in> a state of arrival) Lord! Thank You for my arrival! I will never understand the hoops and hurtles it took to get me at the banks of Your river. But praise You! Praise You for the place that I am at.
Now, where were we…
…At Your river Lord, something happens to me – a birth. But not just a birth, but a death as well. An old part of me dies while another part me, one I’ve never seen before, becomes born.
The part of me that doesn’t want to do the things I know You require of me dies, and another part of me begins to want to do the things You require of me. The old version of me sheds away and a new version emerges.
A new new birth means I had to learn a new walk. But to walk doesn’t mean to sit and dream up ways to walk. No – I must take steps.
By doing it, I learned to do it. I learned what steps were rocky and unstable, then caused me to slip; I learned what steps were on solid ground, and provided stable footing. But it was only by walking that I learned where to step.
My footsteps begin to walk in harmony with its rhythm.
“But if we are living in the light, as God is in the light, then we have fellowship with each other, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, cleanses us from all sin.” 1 John 1:7 NLT
Lord, it’s when I stop walking that I start to slip. Like the flow of the river, You cause me to go. And as I go – I go with the church.
Lord, get us all to a place where Your at. Then keep us going! Let our going become a rhythm that others will find harmony.
Thank you for the people of Wyoming!
We pray for the 9,166 people in this county who have yet to connect with a church here. May You increase the efforts of those interested in this county. May You expand, elevate and reinforce the credibility of the local church in this county.
As the river flows, so the time has come for us to let the current carry us. In Jesus name we pray, amen.