Continuous Flow

Continuous Flow
Posted on Feb 17, 2016 in Devotions
 Author:  Ria Lucindo
dead_sea_sunsetWe probably all know that Mount Everest is the highest point on Earth. But do you know the lowest point inland? The Dead Sea has the lowest elevation on earth. All the rivers and streams in the surrounding mountains drain into this large lake. But where does it pass all the water into? Nowhere. It is does not contribute to a bigger body of water.  As a result, it accumulates much mineral deposit, making it one of the saltiest lakes in the world. Too salty in fact, that it does not support marine life. What good is this expanse of water without any sea creatures in it?
Much of this trivia reminds me of myself. The Bible says that all Christians have spiritual gifts and talents, which can be used for God’s glory. Keeping them to myself, prevent others from being blessed too. For a long time, I was waiting for the “right” circumstances before I join a ministry. I thought, maybe if I have more time, I will be ready. Maybe if I have something really significant to share, I will be ready. Or I have needs too, so maybe when those needs are met, I will be ready. I was thinking too much of myself, when it was not actually about me. Much like the Dead Sea, I just kept taking. I was staying on the receiving end of things. I was always contented to be ministered to, not realizing I was stunting my growth this way. 
Since I committed to be available for His ministry, it became clear. What I didn’t realize before, was how much God was going to show me His grace and power in the midst of my weakness; how He will reveal Himself more in those times I am forced to read the Scriptures; how I will see Him in light of others who I minister with. I thought I was helping by getting myself ready, but that only made me focus on myself too much. Then, I realized it was about Him all along. Romans 11:36 says “For everything comes from God alone. Everything lives by his power, and everything is for his glory. To him be glory evermore.”

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