Go with the flow

Today boys and girls, we’re going to look at going with the flow. Defined it means to be relaxed and accepting of a situation. Live going with the current of the flow of a stream rather than trying to swim against it.

I counted at least twenty one times where the Bible says “a land flowing with milk and honey.” God said, “And I have come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptian and to bring them up out of that land to a good and broad land, a land flowing with milk and honey.” (Ex. 3:8 [ESV])

According to the Talmud, it is as the milk that flows from goats udders. (See my previous post regarding goats and their milk, BTW.) In biblical times, goats were seen as a reflection of wealth. I believe that is why God said “flowing with milk and honey.” He was bringing them to a new place where if they trusted Him, He would be their abundant, overflowing provision. They could relax, accept the situation and go with His flow.

Milk often has ties to fertility, so the milk could point to the abundance of the land. Honey tended to represent delight, joy, sweetness, and pleasure. Bible scholars say this combination could imply that Israel would no longer experience bitterness and barrenness in the Promised Land.

In our spiritual walk, I don’t mean to say that we go with the flow of the world. We are in the world, but not of it. I mean we need to go with God’s flow. To be relaxed and accept what He has put in our stream for the day. When we trust Him, He will provide abundance in our our Promised Land and make it flow with milk and honey. We can live in delightful, joyful, sweetness and pleasure knowing He is the Provider of everything we need.

On the last day of the celebration, “Jesus shouted to the crowds, ‘If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink. For the Scriptures declare that rivers of living water shall flow from the inmost being of anyone who believes in me.’” (John 7:37-38 [TLB]) Verse 39 states that He was speaking of the Holy Spirit who is given to everyone believing in Him.

Lately I have been overflowing in worship thanks to the Holy Spirit in me. I finally sucked it up and stepped into this century and figured out how to download MP3 music onto my little digital recorder. It took a bit to master, but now I’ve got it down cold. My recorder holds over 290 hours of data, and I now am the proud owner of two hours of worship music that I love!

I have been playing it on my drive to and from work, and sometimes before I go to bed. Last night I played Phillips, Craig and Dean’s The Great I AM, and was overwhelmed with tears of joy and gratitude that I get to worship my Lord in this new way. I noticed that I am more in tune with what Holy Spirit wants to show me, to make me more like Jesus. And I am more relaxed and going with His flow. I am experiencing more joy and sweetness even when things around me are just the opposite. I am learning to release the negative and go with the positive outflow of Jesus.

“The true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for He is seeking such to worship Him.” (John 4:23 [NKJV])

“It’s who you are and the way you live that count before God. Your worship must engage your spirit in the pursuit of truth. That’s the kind of people the Father is out looking for: those who are simply and honestly being themselves before Him in their worship. God is sheer being itself—Spirit. Those who worship Him must do it out of their very being, their spirits, their true selves, in adoration.” (John 4:23-24 [MSG])

This is a sustainable lifestyle too. Because I once heard Pastor Levi Lusko say that milk and honey are the only foods that can be eaten with nothing having to die first. They are sustainable without death involved. We have been made alive with Jesus, because of His death on the cross, and now have His Spirit living in us, so was can live in our Promised land flowing with milk and honey. Because of Jesus we are a sustainable resource for Him to use to further His Kingdom!

So I pray that the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. (See Rom. 15:13 [NIV])

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8 thoughts on “Go with the flow

  1. Welcome to the 21st Century, my Sister in Christ! 😊 I’m enjoying listening to P&W music on my device, as well. I like the way you weaved relevant Bible verses throughout, citing from different translations. I do that, too, for several reasons. Glad to see I’m not alone. May God continue to bless your ministry.

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  2. Good read. I am involved in a musical at our church for Easter. The director handed out CD’s to listen to. I took it home and realized I no longer have anything to play a CD with in or home. 😲😂 Hoping an audio file gets sent out soon. In the meantime it’s sitting at the piano with the SATB score in front of me. But I’ll go with the flow. 🙂

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  3. “…. milk and honey are the only foods that can be eaten with nothing having to die first.” That is brilliant and I’ll be using it someday in a sermon.

    I remember my life before God and how I always said that I was just going with the flow (definitely not contradicting what you are saying above because it is SO true!), but then I came across something that G. K. Chesterton said, “A dead thing can go with the stream, but only a living thing can go against it.” So…. I want to “go with the flow” of God, but it may be that I’m swimming upstream with all I’ve got! 🤣 Hopefully heading towards The Source. I don’t know if that makes sense or not, but I think you know what I mean. Blessings to you.

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