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Filled to Overflowing

“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.”

– Ephesians 3:20-21

Yesterday we talked about living life with open hands. Today, I’d want to expand on that concept by sharing with you a spiritual law that allows you to keep this posture of openness: give away what you most desire. One of the most effective ways to invite God’s blessing into our lives, in my opinion, is to give to others what we most lack. This may feel radical to some of you, and it is in light of what the world teaches; but, the notion is that the more you give up, the more room you have to fill with wonderful things. For instance, think of a container that is about half-filled with water. If you are thirsty, it will be quite tempting to keep every last drop of that liquid to yourself and not share it, even if you are aware that others are thirsty as well. Nonetheless, I believe that when you choose to bless others by pouring water into their cups, Jesus will not only replenish what you give away, but He will also fill you to the point of overflowing with His Living Water — the kind that far exceeds anything you have ever experienced or tasted!

Friend, giving is always one of the best ways to get! Giving opportunity is one of the finest ways to invite opportunity, and loving people is one of the best ways to be loved. Unfortunately, holding on to things out of fear of not having enough simply causes you to lose more. Instead, when you cease guarding and preserving what you have, you open the door to a flood of God-sized gifts! In fact, Jesus’ abundance is so enormous that He will give you more than you need, and the overflow will continue to benefit others! The Lord wants to open the Heavens for you and pour out friendship, joy, kindness, and eternal life, so let go of what you think you need and receive His best in your circumstances.

Prayer


Jesus, teach me to give away the things I believe I need most and trust you to replace them with your Heavenly richness.

Reflection


What do you think you’re missing in your life right now? Do you think it’ll bring God’s blessing if you give it away? Why do you think that is?

If you’re unable to attend your local church or need some additional weekly inspiration, be sure to tune into Hour of Power every Saturday night at 6:30 p.m. PT on TBN or watch online at hourofpower.org/episode.  

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