Are you only dipping your toes into the living water Jesus promised? Edwards urges believers to "drink deeply, flow freely"---and be totally immersed in life as God intended! Careful exposition and practical applications help you discover how "heavenly good" can be released through you for the benefit of others---and the glory of God. 196 pages, softcover from Waterbrook.
God's passionate power is about to burst through the floodgates of your soul.
You want to influence others for God. To experience more of the abundant power Jesus promised. To live a life overflowing with God's presence. To make a difference in the world.
So why do these desires go unfulfilled? Where can you find the resources you need to experience the exhilaration of utter dependence on God?
In "Releasing the Rivers Within," Dwight Edwards reveals that all the good God wants to dispense through your life finds its origin in the indwelling supernatural resources He has already implanted within you.
As Jesus told us in John 7:38, every believer has "rivers of living waters" within, pressing forward and awaiting release. And as you open yourself up and allow God's life to flow through you, you'll bring the greatest glory to Him, the most good to others, and the deepest satisfaction to yourself.
Discover the resources God has placed within you. Release the rivers within...and experience life as God intended it: filled to overflowing.
Although Jesus encouraged his followers to draw strength from him, the "living
water" of God, most Christians are content to occasionally dip their toes into
that living water. In contrast, Edwards boldly exhorts them to settle for
nothing less than complete and continuing immersion. Unveiling the hidden
reasons why so many followers of Christ subsist on just enough God to get by,
Edwards (Revolution Within; Experiencing Christ Within) exposes such mediocre
fellowship in a brutally honest way. Citing the early Christians as prime
examples of those who were completely dependent upon God's supernatural
intervention and power, Edwards notes that these believers exhibited joy that
couldn't be explained, peace that transcended their worldly events and a love
so genuine it couldn't be matched or imitated. All these elements combined to
create spirit-led, God-empowered Christians who rocked the first-century world
with the message of Jesus' redemptive work on the cross. Edwards's pet name
for such effective witnesses is "heavenly connoisseurs"-those who delight in
God's presence and seek after him with such passion that every other pursuit
falls by the wayside. The book is not just emotionally charged hoopla: Edwards
sets out practical application parameters for keeping priorities intact,
understanding each individual's intrinsic value as a child of God, weeding out
sinful habits and enlarging the vision for this journey of faith. His lively,
engaging, and worthwhile prose will find its place among other well-received
evangelical writers such as John Eldredge and Max Lucado (who provides the
foreword here). (Oct.) Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.