Flowing through

April 16th, 2012

One of the most profound illustrations I once heard in a sermon was about the Sea of Galilee and the Dead Sea. It changed much of how I operate in my life.

The sermon talked about the Sea of Galilee being full of life, having lots of fish with fishermen everywhere and being a healthy ecosystem. It said that water flowed through it from the mountains and out towards the Dead Sea.

The message contrasted with the Dead Sea and how everything flowed into it and nothing flowed out. It became a stagnant lake where nothing grew and there was no life and no fish.

The point of this illustration was to show us that these bodies of water worked better and were healthier when water flowed through them. It seems the flow of water brought life and health.

The message was concluded by saying that we as Christians work better when we allow things to flow through us. I then realised how important it was to live in a “flowing through” type of way.

Now when I am encouraged by something I try to pass it on. When I get something good from the Bible I try to pass it on. When I hear a good teaching I try to pass it on.

Before I heard this message I have to admit I was a lot like the Dead Sea. I took lots and absorbed lots but did not pass it on. This flowing through attitude has really blessed me and hopefully those around me. It changed my life.

It is my hope and prayer that you will live your life in a flow through type of way. Look for things that encourage you and build you up and then do your best to pass them on to others to build them up too.

God Bless,

Dave