Today’s Word: ‘OVERFLOWING’ as in… filled to overflowing with good news!
Do you ever watch television, listen to the radio or surf the internet and wonder why, after watching, listening or surfing, you feel empty, confused, hurt or even sick? Sometimes, dealing with the many messages that come from different sources can be overwhelming and even emotional.
Turn on your television or radio, or sit at your computer and navigate through the channels, stations and websites for just a few moments.
What kind of images to you see? What messages do you hear? Are they positive? Are they negative? Are they sad? Are the messages angry? Are the messages happy? Are the messages confusing? Are they encouraging? How do these images and messages make you feel?
Let’s look at another message from Psalm 107:1-9.
“O give thanks to the LORD, for the Lord is good; for his steadfast love endures forever. Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, those he redeemed from trouble and gathered in from the lands, from the east and from the west, from the north and from the south. Some wandered in desert wastes, finding no way to an inhabited town; hungry and thirsty, their soul fainted within them. Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress; he led them by a straight way, until they reached an inhabited town. Let them thank the LORD for his steadfast love, for his wonderful works to humankind. For he satisfies the thirsty, and the hungry he fills with good things.”
We’ve been created to bear the Good News of God: abundance of life, health and breath, and to embody the good news that God is with us and for us, and moving in us to bring light and life to the world. When our lives overflow with the good news of God’s goodness, mercy, justice and grace, it spills into the lives of others.
You are filled! So overflow!
(adapted from my writing in “Christ In Me: 30 Next-Level Encounters.” ©2002, Group Publishing, Inc., Loveland, Colorado)