If God were a river
A word of encouragement for 2023
For our first gathering for 2023 the prophetic community offered a word of encouragement, in the form of a poem, both to us as individuals and together as a church.
If God were a river He would invite you to swim in Him
To walk by His banks and gaze into the currents, swirling, fascinating
Intertwined, flowing threefold yet one.
You too can be there, lost yet whole
Letting His life bring you alive
He welcomes your essence,
Albeit filtered through pain and shame.
You cannot pollute Him.
Go stand in the dry places
Where no water was there for you before.
Name the places where
Disappointment set in
Face into what you’ve been running from.
That’s where He’s calling us to meet him
Where the new river wants to flow
Where we can follow the ancient paths
Of those who walked with Him
from ages past.
Dream again with Him of what could be
If we let Him bring to life
All we were meant to be.
Allow a new landscape come into focus
Where new and old embrace.
Vulnerability, abundance, solace.
All redefined and reimagined.
Bringing healing for the nations.
Lizzie Cox invited us to think about three questions;
1. Consider if there is a disappointment, pain or grief that is unresolved that you need Father God to bring healing to (Ezekiel 47:12). I imagine myself standing in a dry river bed and presenting the pain to God and asking His Holy Spirit to come and flow over and in me with healing.
2. In what areas do I want to see life come this year? In my work, family, relationships or projects in the community. In every place where the river flows, there will be life (Ezekiel 47:9).
3. Ask God, what one thing can I do this year to deepen my relationship with Him?
Alternatively you can listen to the whole talk from Sunday 8th here.
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