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Sara, I think that in “any” crisis it becomes more than an offer. Instinct is the way we believers handle life and know once again “God always comes through.” Our problem is staying awake when there is no crisis. But I think if we “notice” God even during easier times, we are more aware of the flow. How about being in every day traffic for instance? How many “close calls” have we avoided? How many times have we smiled at a stranger and maybe “made their day?” My hope is to “recognize” how much I am already “in the flow.”
I was struck especially by how drinking the water is like Christ in us or “Christ in me” which we’ve taken to abbreviate, “Casme”. Your thought, “We take something that is not us into our lives so that it becomes us and enters into our living” is right on. I feel relieved that it is not any harder a process than drinking water, because Christ is already in me ready to come forth and take over as I yield the reins to Him.