Beth Miller writes articles on a variety of topics to inspire and encourage others.
She is a wife, mother, grandmother, writer, blogger, and works in church ministry.
Beth shares articles at her blog where she is a Bible Gateway Blogger Grid Member.
Beth is also an inspiring regular contributor (LifeWriter) here at LifeLetter Café
and is today’s featured contributor to “Find It Only Here On Friday.”
Her Café exclusive “The River of the Holy Spirit” can be found below . . BUT FIRST . .
the Café thought you just might want to know how an Encouragement Leader like Beth Miller
has herself been encouraged in her own faith recently.
In her own words…
Recently, God has refreshed my faith with a new visual image of the Holy Spirit
flowing like a river through me, through my family, and through my church.
What if the Holy Spirit is like a river, constantly available and flowing?
As John 7:38 states, “He who believes in Me, as the Scripture said,
‘From his innermost being will flow rivers of living water.’”
What if our job is just to jump in the river?
When the Holy Spirit is in us and we are in the Holy Spirit,
how do we connect and live in the flow of the Holy Spirit at the present moment?
I ask myself, “How’s your spiritual life going?
Am I growing more or less irritable these days?
Am I more or less easily discouraged these days?
In what ways do I demonstrate the “L-effect” – taking what I have received from God vertically,
and extending it horizontally to people in my everyday life?”
Today’s Find It Only Here On Friday
“The River of the Holy Spirit”
by Beth Miller
I experience the River of the Holy Spirit …
flowing through me as I pray God’s Word…
- Thy will be done—Matthew 6:10
- Not my will, but Thine, be done—Luke 22:42
- The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.—Psalm 23:1
In prayer, I ask God to reveal to me …
that I may progressively become more deeply and intimately acquainted with Him,
perceiving and recognizing and understanding
the wonders of His person more strongly and more clearly.”
– Philippians 3:10 –
Lord Jesus, without You, I can do nothing. May the River of Your Holy Spirit so flood my soul–the seat of my emotions, and my body–my fleshly desires and appetites, that only You remain and I remain in You. My determined purpose is that I may know You, that I may progressively become more deeply and intimately acquainted with You, recognizing, perceiving, and understanding the wonders of Your Person more clearly and more strongly. I am resting in Who You are and who You say I am—blessed, accepted, adopted, chosen, redeemed, forgiven and loved with an everlasting love and underneath are Your everlasting Arms. In Jesus’ name I pray, amen.