Welcome to the River of Life blog. It exists by the grace of God working through me, a mere vessel-a conduit, to speak His truth to the world. A world ensnared by the grip of lies, chaos, and dark and distorted doctrine…all at the hand of an enemy who wants nothing less than to steal, kill, and destroy all that God loves. That’s who I was and where I was not long ago. Dark. Desperate. Depraved. Destined to the death I deserved – God’s wrath, which is coming. Then I met Jesus…and everything changed!
The River of Life blog title is inspired by the song Spring Up, O Well, which proclaims the truth about a God who opens the eyes of the blind and sets captives free. A miracle-working God that our lost and dying world is looking for, but perhaps – like me back then – in all the wrong places. Perhaps he is calling you today.
I’d like to introduce you to my God – Jesus Christ, who opens prison doors, heals broken hearts and restores prodigal runaways like me – and you. He is drawing all mankind to Himself…absent of condemnation and abundant in celebration! As you discover the truth about the God of the Bible, the Most High God, the God who truly loves you and desires a relationship with you, your life will begin to change. You will discover His river of life – His abundant life for you. A life of miracles, healing, restoration, deliverance, and breakthrough.
Today, He flows through me by the living Spirit of His resurrection power, His living water, His river of life. Therefore I am here to lift high the name of Jesus – to spread the name that is Most High, to bring glory to Him for Who He is and all that He has done for me – and for you. From a heart of eternal gratitude, I surrender to the living water that first poured out over me and changed my life at the cross of Christ on Calvary hill.
You see, life isn’t about me anymore. It’s not about you. It’s all about the life of Jesus flowing through us. The river of life is what Jesus has already done for us on the cross – and what He desires to do through us.
I mentioned that I am merely a vessel for His glory, a conduit for His river of life to flow through me. In John 7:38 (AMPC), Jesus tells us out of the heart of the one who believes in, trusts in, cleaves to, and relies on Him will flow rivers of living water. I am not the river – Jesus is. He is the Living Water pouring out on the thirsty land of broken hearts and shattered lives. He is the River of Life flowing as streams on the dry ground of desperate souls searching for their true identity in Him. Jesus is the life-giving spring for those who are thirsty for the truth about Who He is (Isaiah 44:3) and who we are in Him.
This blog seeks to promote the truth that Jesus came to bring life to those who desire to know Him and enter into true relationship with Him. It purposes to deliver the truth in an apologetic manner with brazen voice backed by God’s word and personal accounts. If you are thirsty for the truth – that is, what the God of the Bible declares to be truth- if you long to know the One who gives life to the full, come to the river and drink. Jesus promises to all who drink from the water that He gives, will never be thirsty again (John 4:14). Do you hear Him calling you?
My friend, I welcome you to the River of Life blog and invite you to join me and others on a journey of discovering Who Jesus is and who you are in Him – your true identity. Begin with reading the five-part series, You Say I Am, which I pray will lead you to drink deeply from the word of Jesus Christ in His Bible, and discover His river of life where you will be forever changed and never thirst again