I used to be a serious swimmer back in the days of my youth and became a member of the famous dolphins swimming team. My longest swim was a five hour 50 mile adventure across the River Nile. Given the current in this river, we daily prepared for two months by swimming in a pool, gradually increasing our swim time from ten minutes to five hours. What this preparation didn’t prepare us for was the current in the river. Swimming against the tide was virtually impossible. We therefore had to start 50 miles upstream and work with the current to accomplish the feat. You couldn’t fight against the current and win.
New beginnings require that you work with God and surrender to His working in your life as you tackle the exciting new adventure. It is impossible to work against God. It is liberating and empowering to surrender to God and allow Him to take you to greater heights. The river in the desert means that you work with the river to make light work of the mission on hand. The God who started this work in you is well able to get it done. Your part is to surrender, work with God and let Him carry you to great heights.
SCRIPTURE READING: Isaiah 43:18-19 “Forget about what’s happened; don’t keep going over old history. Be alert, be present. I’m about to do something brand-new. It’s bursting out! Don’t you see it? There it is! I’m making a road through the desert, rivers in the badlands.
DEVOTION PRAYER: Dear God, I surrender to you today. Work in my life and realign my path of destiny. Cause my heart to hearken to you at all times in Jesus mighty name amen.