"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law."
~ Galatians 5: 22
The funny thing about water is that it flows where the pathway has the least resistance. I have come to believe that it also is that way with God's Spirit. I must admit, I have met people who seem to resist everything, especially when it comes to being vulnerable. "I'm not going to cry," or "You can't make me," are just among the few things that I have heard over the years.
Understanding how God moves within us and those around us can take a lifetime to learn.
As a kid growing up in Southern Indiana, I knew of and explored several caves around our home. I remember one cave in particular, Blue Springs Cavern, home to a large underground river, that was known of by earlier settlers, but then in 1940 a pond literally disappeared one night after a storm, when a portion of the cave gave way because of the weight of the pond, and an opening was discovered. The river had found it's way below ground through limestone hills and valleys, because that is where the pathway of least resistance existed.
You can now enter the opening and actually take a boat ride underground.
God is always present, hoping for the moment where we will finally allow God's Spirit to flow. God's Spirit begins within, and depends on us to make it's presence known, and when it does, incredible things happen!
Stay in God's grip!
G. Todd Williams (c) 2019
Rev. G. Todd Williams lives in the Houston metro area and is a Hospice Chaplain at Essential Hospice, Webster, Texas, and is an ordained Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) pastor.