Coming Alive

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“IN THE RIVER” By: Jesus Culture //

There is a river where goodness flows
There is a fountain that drowns sorrows
There is an ocean deeper than fear
The tide is rising, rising

There is a current stirring deep inside
It’s overflowing from the heart of God
The flood of heaven crashing over us
The tide is rising, rising

Bursting, bursting
Up from the ground
we feel it now
Bursting, bursting
Up from the ground
we feel it now

We come alive in the river
We come alive in the river
We come alive in the river
We come alive in the river

There is a current stirring deep inside
It’s overflowing from the heart of God
The flood of heaven crashing over us
The tide is rising, rising

Bursting, bursting
Up from the ground
we feel it now
Bursting, bursting
Up from the ground
we feel it now

We come alive in the river
We come alive in the river
We come alive in the river
We come alive in the river

Break open prison doors
Set all the
captives free
Spring up a well, spring up a well
Spring up the well in me

We come alive in the river
We come alive in the river
We come alive in the river
We come alive in the river

Break open prison doors
Set all the
captives free
Spring up a well, spring up a well
Spring up the well in me

We come alive in the river
We come alive in the river
We come alive in the river
We come alive in the river

This song by Jesus Culture is so joyful! I just loveeee this song! I have seriously had it on repeat all day. But it’s lyrics are so true.

A couple of years ago one of my friends had this vision of me standing near a river. In the vision, I was just barely sticking my foot in the river. And that was the end of the vision. But the Lord spoke to my friend through that scene and it was an illustration of my walk with God and just how far I was allowing myself to go in my relationship with Him. This was such a revelation for me. I was in this little “Christian” box I had made for myself that went only so deep. I only worshipped as far as I was willing to go. (P.S. worship doesn’t only have to be in a church, Sunday morning atmosphere…) Anything that glorifies God is worship. My lifestyle was “Christian” but I had not allowed myself to fully jump into the river.

My encouragement to you is this: Don’t be afraid to go deeper with God. Sometimes it can be intimidating or make you anxious because you won’t alway know what to expect. But that is the beauty of it. Some people may label Godly-living as “boring” or “not fun.” What I have to say to that is that they have never truly experienced an intimate relationship. Once you give yourself freely unto Him and jump in the river, there is absolutely no telling where the Lord will take you.

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