Stream In The Desert

Isaiah 35:5-6
Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened,
And the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped. 
Then the lame shall leap like a deer,
And the tongue of the dumb sing.
For waters shall burst forth in the wilderness,
And streams in the desert.”

Isaiah is speaking of something that only God can do. Even today, we face physical and natural difficulties that all of our human resources are unable to solve. Many who are bound by these things find that life is more like a barren wilderness than a running spring. Some have tried all sorts of techniques and programs only to find they are powerless to change. What we need is more of an encounter with the God, who can make lame men walk and bring water to a parched and arid land.

The question is, if God can do for us what we could never do for ourselves, how do we “tap into” His working in our lives? While I am not implying there is a formula where, if we take two steps then God will do a miracle for us. However, I do want to point out, there are investments we can make that will bring us closer to Him and to experiencing His promises fulfilled in us.

Jesus spoke to His disciples about the need to abide in Him. Theologically speaking, we abide in Christ the moment we put trust in Him, and by His own promise, we cannot be snatched out of His hand. What Jesus was teaching that while we are in Christ, through faith, it is important to stay close to Christ, through obedience to His Word. The closer we walk to the promises of God, the more we will experience His divine power at work in us. One way of looking at it is that since we are in Christ, we should seek to live abiding in Him, by being in His word and obeying it.

We will find we have an abundant, fruitful life, as we seek Him and live a life pleasing Him.

Pastor Jim

 

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