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I know all this.
But sometimes I need to hear truth presented in a different way to force a fresh perspective. I’m a visual person, and a quote God provided spoke truth to the lie I’ve been struggling with this week.
“The Gulf Stream will flow through a straw provided the straw is aligned to the Gulf Stream, and not at cross purposes with it.” –Anne Lamott, writer
I can relate to a disposable straw. A cheap, red and white striped McDonald’s straw floating through life. Not a lot of power, not a lot of control, either. Flimsy and weak.
Now back the boat up. Did you know the Gulf Stream transports nearly four billion cubic feet of water per second—an amount greater than that carried by all the world’s rivers combined? (http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/facts/gulfstreamspeed.html)
That’s sweep -off-your-flippers-and-snorkel kind of power…
…if you’re lined up.
Perhaps this is the piece that’s shifted out of focus recently. If I’m looking beyond where I’m at now in life to the next thing I want to accomplish, I risk being at cross purposes with God’s power in the now.
Your turn: Has God ever given you a fresh perspective through a quote or a song? What has He been teaching you recently?