THE LORD WILLIN’ AND THE CREEK DON’T RISE!

MY PARENTS WERE BORN AND RAISED 80-90 MILES EAST OF DALLAS IN NORTHEAST TEXAS OF FAMILIES WHO WERE TENANT FARMERS. THEIR EAST TEXAS TWANG AND DIALOGUE WERE VERY REAL. I GREW UP WITH “WILLIN'”, “GETTIN'”AND “FIXIN'” ALONG WITH THEIR FRIENDS “YAWL” AND “COME ON DOWN”.

“THE LORD WILLIN’ AND THE CREEK DON’T RISE” WAS A COMMON PHRASE. IT ALWAYS STRIKES A CORD WHEN I HEAR IT, REMINDING ME THAT GOD IS IN CONTROL. ‘THE LORD WILLIN’ IS AN HONEST EVALUATION OF THE TRUTH; THE SPEAKER WILL DO AS HE SAYS IF IT IS IN GOD’S WILL. ‘AND THE CREEK DON’T RISE’ IS AN ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF BARRIERS THAT ARE UNKNOWN WHICH COULD PREVENT US FROM OUR TASK.

WE NEED TO UNDERSTAND THAT BARRIER, THE RISING CREEK, CAN BE OF GOD OR OF SATAN. GOD CAN USE RISING CREEKS TO CURB OUR ABANDONING OF HIS WILL. SATAN CAN CREATE RISING CREEKS TO PREVENT US FROM DOING GOD’S WILL.

DO YOU SUBSCRIBE TO ‘THE LORD WILLIN’ AND THE CREEK DON’T RISE’ AS GOD’S WILL IN YOUR DAILY LIFE?

‘TEACH ME TO DO YOUR WILL, FOR YOU ARE MY GOD; MAY YOUR GOOD SPIRIT LEAD ME ON LEVEL GROUND.” PSALM 143:10 NIV