Living from the Overflow

FOCUS:

The greatest benefit of coming away with God, of experiencing His presence and resting in Him is learning how to live from the overflow of our relationship with Him. For a moment, imagine your life as an empty cup.

Everything in life is about figuring out how to fill up that cup. Some part of you knows that the goal is to get the cup filled to the top so it begins to overflow. There is just one problem. Most of us have convinced ourselves that we are responsible for filling up that cup. So, we work, we grind, we struggle, we strive to fill up the cup with good things. But we never quite get past half full and we end up tired for our efforts.

The reason why we can never quite fill the cup is because it was never our job to fill it in the first place. The cup of your life was always designed to be filled by the only One who is capable of achieving overflow in your life – God.

Your cup fills up in the intimate environment of your secret place where you experience His presence. Nothing you can do on your own will ever reach the lip of that cup. Only in quality time getting to know Him better, will your cup flow over the top and pour out onto every area of your life. No area of your life is left untouched. Every area is saturated by the overflow of time well-spent with God. And here’s the beauty of it all! That is the testimony of the Good News of Jesus Christ.

God’s best life for you flows from intimate time spent with Him. Hear him say to you today: “You cannot live with a cup half empty. Come away with Me, and I will fill your life to overflowing. I desire for you to live from the overflow, from the abundance of my Spirit. The overflowing, abundant life can only be found in spending quality time with Me.

I am the only one who can supply the overflow. It is your life overflowing with the joy of time spent with Me that will witness to others. Your blessed life is the greatest testimony of the Good News of Jesus Christ, the Good News of a new life found in Me.”

An overflowing life starts with allowing God to fill your cup. Stop trying to do everything for yourself. Only coming away and spending time with Him will fill you to overflowing. Take your moment to just breathe and remind yourself God is in control. And then just relax and enjoy the time with Him that fills you up.

PRAY:

Lord, fill me up! You are my source of hope. You are my greatest blessing. You cause my life to overflow with abundance. I want to be so full of You, so saturated with Your goodness, that my life overflows onto others! I want those who do not know You to look at my life and desire the same overflow You are pouring out of me. I want my life to shout the Good News of my Savior! Lord, let the overflow of my time spent with You show the world just how much You love Your children. Let my life point the way to Jesus, in His name, I pray. Amen!

MEDITATE:

The Bible is God speaking to us. When we need clarity or answers, we need only open its pages to see what God has to say. This week, spend time studying the scriptures below and l hear God’s heart to you about creating a secret place with Him:

[Deuteronomy 30:9 NLT] “The LORD your God will then make you successful in everything you do. He will give you many children and numerous livestock, and He will cause your fields to produce abundant harvests, for the LORD will again delight in being good to you as He was to your ancestors.”

[Psalm 65:11 NLT] You crown the year with a bountiful harvest; even the hard pathways overflow with abundance.

[John 16:24 NLT] You haven’t done this before. Ask, using My name, and you will receive, and you will have abundant joy.

[Romans 15:13 NLT] I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in Him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.

[Philippians 1:9 NLT] I pray that your love will overflow more and more, and that you will keep on growing in knowledge and understanding.

[Colossians 2:7 NLT] Let your roots grow down into Him, and let your lives be built on Him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness.

[1 Thessalonians 3:12 NLT] And may the Lord make your love for one another and for all people grow and overflow, just as our love for you overflows.