Overflowing Out of Abundance
When a cup/glass/bucket is full it will overflow. Period. There is no other option. When a heart is full, it will overflow. There is no other option. How full is your heart? And what can fill an empty heart? We know that money can’t. Fame can’t. Success can’t. A marriage can’t. So, what is this mystery?
The truth is that we were created with a “God-shaped void” in our hearts. This intentional design was deliberate to draw us into a relationship with our Creator, our Knitter and our Knower. Yes! We were designed for relationship with Him. If you look to this world to validate you, there will be a nagging emptiness in your heart. This is a God shaped void that only He can fill.
We were designed to live FROM His indwelling Holy Spirit’s overflow and power… not from our own exhausting efforts towards performance and production. This is where the overflow comes from. And do you know what? The supply is endless. This is where our freedom comes from. This is where our love comes from. He is an unending Source. But are we daily drinking from the well of living water and wholeness? Are we living in the abundance of His truths? OR do we buy the lies of limits and scarcity?
When I got engaged to my husband, I challenged him to “love God first so that he could love me best.” I knew that if we lived from the abundance of a soul-filled relationship with God, that we could love each other better. If we attempted to love each other from our limited resources and efforts, we would woefully fall short. It is true. We needed to be “flow-through entities” of the love and overflow of a satisfied soul.
Our heart-shaped soul void can only truly be satisfied and filled with HIM. Yeshua. Abba. Jehovah Jirah.
From the YouVersion Bible devotional “Loving Yourself so You can Love Others Well” by Roxanne Parks. Printed with author’s permission.
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