"I often think of the Holy Spirit as a mighty river, but a river dammed and held back by obstacles of one kind or another. Fancy a man standing on the dam and pleading in prayer with the river to flow on. How absurd! 'Why,' the river would answer, 'That is just what I want to do. Don't waste your energy in such vain repetitions. It is my nature to flow. I am more anxious to flow than you are to see me flow.'"
-- Oswald Smith