As we unpack what it means to live a life that overflows with abundance, let’s consider God’s intent in giving us more than we need. Yesterday, we learned that it’s our Good Shepherd’s desire to fill our cups until they run over so that His grace and provision spill into every area of our lives. Today, I want to talk about our responsibility as recipients of these overflowing blessings. I love to use the example of Abraham, who was an elderly and childless man living in his dad’s house when the Lord told him that He would make him the father of many nations. Though this nomad saw very little hope for his future, he pressed into his Heavenly Father’s promise, and while it took years to see it manifest, He ultimately became the physical and spiritual forefather of countless millions. His life serves as proof that when we feel stagnant or stuck and everything tells us to surrender our hope, if we hold onto God’s Word, He gives us a double portion. However, we must take possession of it knowing that it’s not about us. You see, our Savior blesses us because He wants to position us to bless others. As we cling tightly to His truth, He surpasses our wildest expectations, not only for our sake, but so that the watching world can behold, partake, and be transformed by His abundance!
My friend, God blesses you with overflow so you can share it. The more you serve people by pouring out your heart to them, the greater the measure of goodness and love that returns to you. Even if you feel like you don’t have much to give, when you offer what you have, your Savior will multiply it into much more. Whether it’s your time, talent, or treasure, He will supply your needs as you faithfully feed the souls of others. He has given you a double portion so you can pour out blessings from a brimming cup — never depleted and running dry — but gently spilling over from the spring that wells up from within.