Saturday, December 29, 2012

Blessed With the Overflow

The Lord wants to bless us with all spiritual blessings. These blessings are eternal and are more important than all our earthly blessings. The Lord gives us His Holy Spirit who empowers us to be witnesses of the Lord Jesus. He works in our hearts to develop the divine nature in our lives and produce the fruit of the Spirit such as love, joy, peace, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. He gives us the gifts of the Spirit to help us minister to a needy world and bring healing and deliverance. 

The Lord wants us to grow into spiritual maturity and receive a deep revelation of the love of God and the plans and the purposes of God. If we neglect the spiritual blessings, we will find that all the worldy benefits are ultimately in vain.

"Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ." (Ephesians 1:3)

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Being Guided into the Overflow

The Lord wants to grant us guidance and wisdom liberally.The Lord was pleased when King Solomon asked for wisdom and granted him more than he asked by adding riches and honor in addition to wisdom. The Lord wants to guide us in taking the best decisions for our life. His thoughts and ways are infinitely higher than ours. We must rely on the Lord and trust in Him to lead us and guide us. The Holy Spirit is available to lead us into all truth. 

"If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him." (James 1:5) 

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Living in the Overflow of Joy

The Lord wants to grant us joy to the fullest. He wants us to live our life , not with just a little joy , but a joy that is complete. The joy of the Lord is our strength. The Lord wants to turn our sorrows into joy. He wants to fill us with joy by turning your captivity and delivering us from our enemies. He wants us to enjoy the joy of experiencing victory in all our battles. 

"I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete." John 15:11

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Living in the Overflow of Mercy

The Lord wants to grant us His mercy beyond our expectations. He wants to forgive our sins and iniquities and be merciful to our transgressions because of His great love towards us. When we repent of our sins and turn to the Lord, the blood of Jesus cleanses us from all sins. 

The prodigal son received mercy beyond his expectations when he returned to his father. Zacheus received mercy beyond his expectations when he met Jesus and his whole life was transformed. The laborers in the vineyard who could not find employment until the last hour, received mercy beyond their expectations when the master gave them the same payment as those who found work in the morning itself. The thief on the cross received mercy beyond his expectation when Jesus promised him that he would with Him in paradise. 

"The LORD is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love." 
Psalm 103:8

Saturday, December 1, 2012

The Overflow of Provision

The Lord wants to meet our needs abundantly. He wants us to overflow with His blessings so that not only our needs are met but we can also help others who are in need. When we honor the Lord by giving generously to His Kingdom, He has promised to bless us to an overflowing level. 

When Jesus fed the five thousand and the four thousand by multiplying bread, they had plenty left over even after everyone ate and were full. When the widow shared her last meal with Elijah, she and her son were fed miraculously throughout the famine. When Peter let the Lord Jesus use his boat, the Lord blessed him with an overflowing catch of fishes. The Lord blesses us beyond our expectation.

"The LORD will grant you abundant prosperity—in the fruit of your womb, the young of your livestock and the crops of your ground—in the land he swore to your forefathers to give you." (Deut. 28:11)