As we walked through the jungle of Bolivia, we came to one of the fastest flowing rivers I’d ever seen, Rio Selva. In movie like fashion, a suspension bridge hovered suspiciously over the mighty rushing water, drooping in the middle and with several boards missing. It was one of the most beautiful, majestic and terrifying displays of power I’d ever beheld. Although I did in fact cross the bridge, I did not take it lightly. This river’s flow caused a great reverence and respect to overtake all who walked its banks. A river like this is a force to be reckoned with. That’s the image I want to you grasp and the principle I hope you catch. Faith that flows is a force to be reckoned with. Evil doesn’t stand a chance when our faith has clearly defined banks through which it flows. However, when there are no banks through which a river can flow, it simply becomes a flood and floods are nothing but destructive. Faith is supposed to flow not flood. How about your faith? Does your walk with Christ flow or flood? Is it a force against the evil in this world or is it a flood that reinforces evil’s grip on our planet? In your opinion,what causes a believer’s faith to flow vs. flood?
Founder of MULTIPLi – a church planting initiative.