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Swimming Upstream

  • You were made alive when you were dead in transgressions and sins, in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the children of disobedience. We also all once lived among them in the lusts of our flesh, doing the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, even as the rest. Ephesians 2:1'3 WEB.

    Salmon have to fight their way upstream and swim against the current to reach their spawning ground. It's a long and difficult journey for them. While dead fish simply float wherever the water carries them. Any fish can drift with the current, but it takes a live one with a purpose to swim against it.

    It takes guts to be different. You want to do right but find the world pulling at you like a tug of war. The current is going against you. Most of the world goes with the flow, follows the masses, and worships the idols.

    When you submit your life to God, He will often take you in the opposite direction. You may need new friends that are swimming instead of drifting. If all of your friends are spiritually dead, floating downstream, going the way of the world, then when you change course, you will probably have to change your friends. My friends scattered like bugs at the first mention of Jesus Christ.

    God takes full responsibility for the life totally committed to Him. It may take you upstream and against the flow, but you will be productive. The journey will become exciting along the way. He will give your life new meaning and purpose. Submit your life to God, follow His promptings, resist peer pressure, and be willing to swim against the current.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, please help me stand strong for You and resist temptation. Wash me over with Your presence. Holy Spirit, please come and live inside me. Let my walk align with my talk. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

    Note: 'Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your request to God.' (Philippians 4:6-7). If you have a prayer need, we are here for you! We and the prayer team are ready to lift you up at our private prayer page: RHM Prayer Network


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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes amen Lord 

Jan 29
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Narciso Salas
Narciso Salas

Amen

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Bella Colliander
Bella Colliander

AMEN! 

Jan 29
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen

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Dana Rozell
Dana Rozell

Amen!

Jan 29
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Candy Laventure
Candy Laventure

(Psalm 34:19 NKJV)  Many are the afflictions of the righteous, But the LORD delivers him out of them all.

Jan 29
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen. Heavenly Father,  I am so grateful to you for each blessing. You are my guide. Thank You. Amen

Jan 29
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Barbara Mango
Barbara Mango

God is our compass. Amen!

Jan 29
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Holy Spirit please live inside us and help us be strong and resist temptation. Amen 

Jan 29
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Thank you God for everything Amen 

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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Heavenly Father help me to always follow you and resist all temptation,  Thank you Jesus, Amen 

Jan 29
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen happy Saturday

Jan 29
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Kevin J. Eck
Kevin J. Eck

Amen. Keep me spiritualy in shape Father in the upstream of life!

Jan 29
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Amen! May I walk with You Father and not with the crowd.

Jan 29
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen

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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen Have A Bless Day Everyone 

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David Krull
David Krull

Amen yes Lord..help my walk glorify You, not my flesh.

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David Fabillaran
David Fabillaran

Amen Lord!

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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

In Lord Yeshua's name I ask this, Amen. 

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