"A river reaches places which its source never knows. And Jesus said that, if we have received His fullness, “rivers of living water” will flow out of us, reaching in blessing even “to the end of the earth” (Acts 1:8) regardless of how small the visible effects of our lives may appear to be. We have nothing to do with the outflow— “This is the work of God, that you believe. . .” (John 6:29). God rarely allows a person to see how great a blessing he is to others.
A river is victoriously persistent, overcoming all barriers. For a while it goes steadily on its course, but then comes to an obstacle. And for a while it is blocked, yet it soon makes a pathway around the obstacle. Or a river will drop out of sight for miles, only later to emerge again even broader and greater than ever. Do you see God using the lives of others, but an obstacle has come into your life and you do not seem to be of any use to God? Then keep paying attention to the Source, and God will either take you around the obstacle or remove it. The river of the Spirit of God overcomes all obstacles. Never focus your eyes on the obstacle or the difficulty. The obstacle will be a matter of total indifference to the river that will flow steadily through you if you will simply remember to stay focused on the Source. Never allow anything to come between you and Jesus Christ— not emotion nor experience— nothing must keep you from the one great sovereign Source.
Think of the healing and far-reaching rivers developing and nourishing themselves in our souls! God has been opening up wonderful truths to our minds, and every point He has opened up is another indication of the wider power of the river that He will flow through us. If you believe in Jesus, you will find that God has developed and nourished in you mighty, rushing rivers of blessing for others." -Oswald Chambers

"'And God, even our Father.' Lord, help me to realize all that this wonderful relationship means to me! As your child, I may claim all that your have promised to give, and if I am living and acting as your child- dwelling with your, loving you, and obeying you, I shall assuredly find that your Father-love is ready to grant every reasonable desire of my heart. dear Lord, when I see, as I often do, some earthly fathers, whose love for their little ones is intense, forbearing, and unspeakably tender, how much greater yours must be! I feel ashamed that I do not better understand the love of your heart toward me, your child through faith in Christ Jesus. How much greater is that love? I cannot work out a sum, Lord; but I know if must be infinitely greater, closer, and dearer, because you are the infinite God, and your love is 'from everlasting'. Oh, that I may have the spirit of a child when I draw near to you!
"What little one if afraid to run to a loving father, and ask for all it wants? Never a doubt rises in a child's mind as to the supply of all his needs, and the direction of all that concerns Him. The child has positively no care for the present, no thought for tomorrow, no fears for the past. Father knows everything. Father can do everything. Father provides everything. In fact, Father loves.
'Which hath loves us.' Oh my soul, can you for a moment imagine what is would be a of joy and rest, and peace to live out day by day such a child-life in the love of the Father? He knows you altogether. He understand all your individual peculiarities, sees your weakness and sinfulness, your sore temptations, perplexities, and daily shortcomings; but He loves you notwithstanding all, not for any merit or worthiness in your, but because your are His child." - Susannah Spurgeon