Words by Abigail Zantingh
There are times when the phrase “going with the flow” feels like
a life necessity. In fact, I would say it is a spiritual necessity – not
in terms of apathy, but in terms of following God. If I could tell a
fellow brother or sister in Christ anything, it would be to go with
Quite recently I landed in India and I forgot my wallet at home
in Canada. I arrived at the Indira Gandhi International Airport
knowing not a person and having not a penny to my name – quite a
predicament in an entirely cash-oriented culture.
I cannot describe the hours of terror, but now I look back and see
plainly when Jesus said, “And surely, I am with you always, to the
end of the age” (Matthew 28: 20). Jesus did not say this just to say
something nice and uplifting for the folks in the present and 2,000
plus years from now. Our God is a sovereign God who meant every
word down to the last drop of crimson blood He shed on the cross
when He gave His life to show us the depths of His truths.
I recently learned from Matt Chandler, pastor of the Village Church,
about how shepherds sometimes cared for a sheep with broken
legs – they would carry it on their shoulders until the legs healed. In
India, it felt like my legs got broken. A messy, painful break. I could
think it was my own love and devotion for God that got me through
– but if I’m honest, I know this isn’t true. It was God’s love and
steadfastness that helped me survive. When you experience how He
carries us on His shoulders, you’ll never want to leave His side.
God created this world, and He controls it. His will has been determined since before He even created us. We can’t figure it out and we
don’t need to. To be honest, the adventure is in not knowing. When
we let go and go with God, that’s when we come alive. Our life is no
longer ours. So let’s flow with God and in the future that is His.
I mean, come on – God knew I would be stranded in India. But my
greatest testimony yet has been from this experience and going
with God’s “flow.”
New Lowell, Ontario
Strangest habit? Go with God’s “flow”.
Droy Luis Llerena
We cannot figure
it out. We do not
need to. And
adventure is in