The word overflow means to have the contents flowing over or spilling, as an overfull container.
So, let me get this straight… the purpose for my life is not that I be a world-renowned neurosurgeon? Whew! What a relief! One of the MAIN purposes for my life – and for your life – is to share God’s wonderful love with others. What others? ALL the others! Anyone and everyone! That, I am sure, we can do!
Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. – 1 John 4:8
Real love is not found in a heart-shaped box of chocolates. The only surprise in that box is about ten more pounds on your thighs! No… Valentine’s Day is all fine and good for the romantic in all of us, but real love from God is where we find true joy and do the most good for our fellow-man (and woman).
Think about this: If God IS love, then anyone who doesn’t have a relationship with him through His Son, Christ Jesus, can only be described as selfish and self-absorbed in nature. It’s just a thought to ponder. If there is no other source from which we can obtain real love – then those who don’t know God do not know real love or have a clue how to show real love to others.
I’ve said it before, but it bears repeating: the devil imitates and copies everything that God does. There is a false, fake, second-rate imitation of love that looks very close to the love of God – but it’s not OF God. I’m sure those who are under its influence believe it is from God Himself, but it’s not.
To rest in our Lord’s strong and loving arms is wonderful indeed; however, His embrace is not to be selfishly hoarded. God’s love is to be showered on others. His Word is not only to be read and heeded – it’s to be shared through preaching and teaching.
We have to be very careful, especially in this modern-day, where everyone has a voice and knows how to use it. Social media’s jam-packed with all sorts of quotes and sayings that seem sincere, but they don’t hold water theologically. Study the Bible for yourself to make sure you know God’s real love!
Read God’s Word daily – be aware of what HE says, in His loving and lovely way. Let Him be the light that guides you and your path will never be dark. Once you know His love, you’ll never be the same.
Sometimes I feel like a weirdo – a fish swimming upstream, waving at everyone swimming in the “right” direction… I’m like – “Bye bye… see ya!” I like to take personality quizzes and took one recently on facebook. Here are the results. I don’t know whether I feel better about my personality or not.
Your Enneagram personality type is the Individualist. You’re creative, very intelligent and fiercely independent. You’re driven by the desire to live true to yourself and you’re willing to stand out from everyone else in the process. When unbalanced you tend to be melancholy and envious of others, but if you trust your inner voice you have an impressive imagination that can change the world. You may feel like a rebel without a cause, but when you’re in touch with your inner drive, your unique voice can take you far. Be yourself, never compromise on your vision, and find creative ways to express your reality. You have the potential to be one of history’s greats!
I look at a lot of memes every day – to get inspiration for my own designs and see what is popular these days. Have you seen the one with the scarecrow standing out in the field – and the caption says, “He feels so special because he’s out standing in his field!” – ??? I guess I’m that scarecrow! LOL!!! It could be worse. 😀
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Thank you so much for following my blog! Have a blessed and glissando kind of week! I’m gonna head back out to the corn field now and be out standing in my field! Ha! 🙂