Life as His River
The qualities of being a River
In this space today, I am including an edited paragraph from the book - Free of Charge - Giving & Forgiving in a culture stripped of grace.- by Miraslov Volf.
He describes the person I would call an Obedient Steward or River - One who recognizes that God owns it all, and who is to be the good, faithful and obedient steward of all that God has entrusted to him.
They survey the past with gratitude for what they have received, not with annoyance about what they haven't achieved or about how little they have been given.
They live in the present with contentment. Rather than never having enough of anything except for the burdens others place on them, they ‘always have enough of everything’ (2 Corinthians 9:8) They still strive, but they strive out of a satisfied fullness, not out of the emptiness of craving.
They look toward the future with trust. They give rather than holding things back in fear of coming out too short, because they believe God’s promise that God will take care of it.
Finite and endangered, they still give, because their life is ‘hidden with Christ’ in the infinite, unassailable, and utterly generous God, the Lord of the present, the past, and the future.”