As lockdown continues, and may be made more restrictive, the thought of ‘stagnant water’ has come to my mind.
Spiritually, we need to be active and for many of us that has become more difficult in the current situation. So many things have shut down - church services, communal worship, meeting with like minded friends, etc. etc.
But it is so important that there is a flow of life - like living water - between our souls and God. This can happen within our spirits and without words, but for many of us - perhaps all of us - there needs to be the voicing of our worship and our praise.
As we come before God in our homes, I think it’s important that we are vocal. I know that some of you have found that worship in a small family group has brought you closer spiritually to each other and that has been of enormous benefit. Others live alone and don’t have that opportunity. But for all of us there can be a release in being vocal as we come before God.
Hosea 14:2 says 'Take with you words’. Take words with you when you come before God. They can be words of request - bringing our needs (and the needs of others) to Him. But I’m thinking, more particularly, of words of worship and praise. Words that spring from deep within our spirits. Words in English or in new tongues. They can open up a spring of life within us - and that brings healing. As we pour out, He pours in - and the waters in our soul are no longer stagnant, they are flowing!
‘Flowing, swiftly flowing... I will lead you to my healing streams’
Try it - as you sit quietly before God or as you listen to some Christian music - and may God bless you as you worship!
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