Today on my way back to Memphis, I saw an exit for Hidden River Cave in Kentucky. Curious, I decided to pull off to check the place out.
When I got there, I quickly realized God was using this experience as a metaphor for my life. You see this wasn’t just any old river. This was a river that was found deep within a cave. As I descended the nearly 200 steep steps towards the entrance of the cave, my eyes were gazing at the exposed rock from a sinkhole back in the 1800s. It made me realize that this is how my heart was.
It was layered with such a deep layer of limestone rock that seemingly nothing could penetrate. As I walked down the steps, I sound of a running river became louder and louder. As I reached the bottom and looked up, I was amazed that this river was still flowing despite on the years of limestone that was built above it. You see the source of water came from deep within.
How often in life do we live like this? We know God wants to be good to us, but we continue harden our hearts when we here His voice. Why do we do that? Are we simply afraid of allowing such close intimate relationship with God into our lives? For me, the answer was yes. The key is to invite the Holy Spirit to break through any stone that is remaining in my heart.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, how grateful we are that we are covered in Your love and grace. Your love and grace can break through any limestone we have built around our hearts. Lord Jesus, send the power of the Holy Spirit to penetrate our heart and fill us with a source of living water within us. Have it not lay deep underground so that no one can see it. Have it flow like the Mississippi River and bring healing to everyone who encounters you. Blow through the caverns of of souls to overflow. We pray this in Jesus name. Amen.
Check the video around 8:25 mark for the steps that lead down to Hidden River