Petrified Forest and River of Life

What do these two have in common? What I do not want to be, lovely as it appears, is petrified wood!

And what I always want to inhabit, the waters of the River of Life.

Velma Frye does an excellent job with this concept. Listen prayerfully to her prayer.

She sings “Ever Changing God” and I agree that the Scriptures say God never changes (Malachi 3:6, Hebrews 13:8, James 1:17 for example), but our understanding and comprehension of God is ever changing if we are growing in the things of Him. Ever Flowing! Bob captured it so well in the photo below!

water strip

The last thing I want to do in this life is to get stuck, bound like petrified wood in my understanding. Help me, Lord, to flow and drink from Your Living Water (John 4:14, Revelation 22:1). Protect us from congealing!

Which do you prefer?