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Consider the outflow

At the time of this writing, the NC Outer Banks are being battered by the waves and wind of an approaching Hurricane Earl. I do hope and pray the damage will be minimal. We have all seen pictures illustrating the devastating effects of such a terrible force of nature. The power released in a hurricane is 200 times the electrical generating power of the entire world. One scientist estimates that a hurricane can release power equivalent to more than 11,000 Hiroshima nuclear bombs (Manuel Garcia, Jr.).

It’s hard to imagine anything on earth more powerful than that. But there is power greater than a thousand hurricanes, a million hurricanes, greater than an infinite number of hurricanes … and that power is inside you.

Jesus said, “He who believes in Me, as the Scripture said, ‘From his innermost being will flow rivers of living water (John 7.38).’”

The phrase, “rivers of living water,” might cause one to envision a relaxed, pastoral scene with a healthy stream of water moving quietly through the countryside between flower-laced river banks. That’s certainly a nice thought bringing a sense of peace to a troubled soul. But the “rivers of living water” Jesus referred to is the Holy Spirit. When the Holy Spirit moves, He most often does so very quietly, bringing little attention to Himself, but He moves in universe-transforming power.

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