The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it overflows). John 10:10 Amplified
I’ve been hearing this word in my spirit so much lately, overflow. I keep seeing a glass of water sitting in a sink and the faucet running into it, overflowing the boundaries of the container because it can’t hold anymore. Sounds simple, doesn’t it? We’ve all seen it, done it, cleaned up the spills of the thing that overflowed. Yet this spill, this overflow, it’s significant in other ways.
Do you know that what you fill yourself up with, overflows onto others? I believe that was what we were created to do, be vessels of oil that overflows. Not vessels of barely enough or just enough, but to the full, till we overflow.
You see, we serve a God of abundance and His desire is that abundance be on our lives. Not for our own pleasure and purpose, but for His pleasure and purpose. Not for me, my four and no more, but so that the world around me may be affected by this oil I carry.
Lately I’ve been seeing overflow around me coming from unsuspected containers. At the hospital when I visited a friend, I watched a housekeeper as the Holy Oil had her close the door, walk to the bed, grab my hand and my friends hand and pray down fire from heaven. Overflow.
Another friend told how he had a conversation with a young man from South Africa, sharing the love of God. As he drove away, he saw the man running after his car so he stopped and waited for him to catch up to him. The man gave him his tip back and told him, “I am here to serve you! To be a blessing to you! I will watch over your car and retrieve it for you at no cost to you as long as I am here.” Overflow.
What we fill ourselves with, overflows onto others. Don’t allow the enemy to steal your time, kill your joy and destroy your hope. If we stay full, the excess has to overflow onto others. It will overflow as healing, just as the woman with the issue of blood accessed the overflow on Jesus.
Remember that we are His bride, awaiting His return. Not inactive, dormant and ineffective, but full of the Oil of His Holy Spirit. So full that what is in us is making everyone around us Oily too. That Oil is on your husband, your children, your finances, your body and everything else you come into contact with.
Until Tomorrow, Stay Oily,