A fast flowing river reminds me of snowmelt in the Rockies, my bachelor’s degree in geography, and storms.
Unfortunately, we have seen the power of water and overflowing rivers this last week in Texas.
Fast flowing rivers are strong and can carry a lot of debris.
Sticks, branches, and boulders are tossed and turned and carried downstream. Eventually this debris is deposited at the mouth of the river as sediment. Here the silt becomes fertile ground where plants and trees can be grown.
We can learn a lot about prayer from this physical phenomenon.
Fast flowing rivers are a reminder of the benefit of bringing everything to God in prayer.
When storms hit, we need our prayers to be like fast-flowing rivers.
When we deposit everything at God’s feet, the debris of our lives becomes rich soil in which we grow and become fruitful.
Will you pray for the people of Texas today?
Read more here about why our prayers should overflow.