JUST A COUNSEL FOR YOU, DEAR…
Text: John 1:16
“For out of His fullness (abundance) we have all received [all had a share and we were all supplied with] one grace after another and spiritual blessing upon spiritual blessing and even favor upon favor and gift [heaped] upon gift.” AMPC
It’s important that you always stay full ( full of love, full of power, full of grace, full of the Spirit, full of strength, full of peace, full of joy, full of faith, full of wisdom, full of money, etc)…
Because it’s only out of your fullness that others can receive anything from you…
And also because as much as God wants you to be a blessing to others, he wouldn’t want you bankrupt…or burning out! Read Genesis 12:2.
This therefore requires that you take heed to yourself…according to Deuteronomy 4:9,
“Only take heed to thyself, and keep thy soul diligently…” Read also 1 Timothy 4:16.
Never do anything to impress anybody – not even to impress God…it’s not necessary!
In Christ God is impressed with you already…because he rates you with Jesus! Read 1 John 4:17.
Always labour to be approved of God, more than you care about what people think or say about you….Because at the end of the day, it’s God that rewards.
If God leaves your reward to men, trust me, they may never qualify you for it…Or they will always short-change you…and call it, “Just a token from us.”…I tell you! 😁
Let whatever you do be a natural outflow of who you are on the inside…
Ecclesiastes 11:3 says,
“If the clouds be full of rain, they empty themselves upon the earth…”
God will always check out your heart for your motive for doing whatever it is you are doing, or want to do. Yes!
He said so in 1 Samuel 16:7,
“…The Lord doesn’t see things the way you see them. People judge by outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” NLT
Please, for the sake of others, don’t be comfortable with emptiness, half-full, mediocrity or poverty of any kind!
Anytime you’re thinking, “I can manage with this.”, remember this message.
God doesn’t want you managing through life, he wants you having things in abundance…”to the full, till it overflows”! (John 10:10 – AMP).
In conclusion, let’s look at 2 Corinthians 9:7-8,
“Let giving flow from your heart, not from a sense of religious duty. Let it spring up freely from the joy of giving—all because God loves hilarious generosity!
Yes, God is more than ready to overwhelm you with every form of grace, so that you will have more than enough of everything—every moment and in every way.
He will make you overflow with abundance in every good thing you do.” TPT
What a joy! I see you living full and so wealthy…in Jesus name!