KEEP BEING FILLED

Part 6


Isaiah 11:9, "The earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea."

 

I think we are getting the message as we have been feeding on this series that God wants us to be filled to overflowing with His life and love. May He save us from living half-hearted and half-filled lives.

 

GOD WANTS US TO BE FILLED WITH GOOD FOOD

Deuteronomy 11:14-15 says, "I will give you the rain of your land in his due season... that thou mayest gather in thy corn, and thy wine, and thine oil... that thou mayest eat and be full." God doesn't want anyone left out. In Deuteronomy 26:12 He speaks about "the Levite, the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow, that they may eat within thy gates, and be filled."

 

When God talks about eating, He talks about eating to the full! Do you like that? The blessing of the Lord is to be filled! God wants to not only fill us with spiritual blessings but physical blessings too. This is the nature of God, not to leave us half-filled, but filled and satisfied. We also have the same instinct. We want to make sure our children are filled. When visitors come, we make sure they have plenty to eat and are filled. It is against the nature of God to be stingy with food. He fills us to overflowing.

 

When Jesus fed the multitudes, He made sure they were filled, and with food left over, too! (Matthew 14:20 and 15:37)

 

Proverbs 23:6-7 NLT says, "Don't eat with people who are stingy; don't desire their delicacies. "Eat and drink," they say, but they don't mean it. They are always thinking about how much it costs."

 

GOD WANTS OUR HOMES TO BE FILLED WITH HIS GLORY

God filled His house on earth with His glory. He came in His glory when they praised and worshipped the Lord. Read 1 Chronicles 5:13-14. He wants our homes to be filled with the glory of His presence too. It is a big task to keep our homes filled with God's presence. There are so many things that come to quench His presence. We have to be on guard to deal with these issues and keep our homes free from these negative influences.

 

GOD WANTS US TO HAVE A FULL REWARD

God encourages us to be diligent and hold on to what we have in Christ and what we have gained in our walk with God because He wants us to receive a full reward. He doesn't want us to get a half reward and miss out on all that He has planned for us. God has promised a full reward but we have a responsibility to make sure we don't miss out on it!

 

Here's the Scripture: 2 John 8, "Look to yourselves, that we lose not those things which we have wrought, but that we receive a full reward." (Hebrews 6:11)

 

GOD WANTS US TO BE FILLED WITH THE BLESSING OF THE GOSPEL

Romans 15:29 says, "I shall come in the fullness of the blessing of the gospel of Christ." We should be filled with the fullness of the blessing of the gospel, so much so, that we are ready to share the truth of the gospel to everyone we meet. It should be an overflowing of the fullness of Christ in us. We must not hold it back to only share with those who we know will accept it. We must be ready to share God's truth with everyone with whom we come in contact. In season and out of season.  We must be ready to challenge everything that does not bow to the Lordship of Christ.

 

May you be filled to overflowing each new day.

 

Love from NANCY CAMPBELL

 

PRAYER:

 

"Father, fill me again with your Holy Spirit. Fill my home with your holy presence. Reveal to me anything that is grieving the Holy Spirit in my home. Amen."

 

AFFIRMATION:

 

I'm filling my home with everything that pleases the Lord.

I'm throwing out everything that displeases Him.

 

FURTHER STUDY:

 

GOD LOVES TO FILL US WITH FOOD:

Leviticus 25:19; Deuteronomy 6:10-12; 8: 10-14; 11:14-15; 26:12; Nehemiah 9:25; Job 36:16b; Psalm 104: 104:27-28; 123:5; 144:13; Proverbs 3:9-10; Isaiah 25:6, Joel 2:19 and Luke 1:53.

 

EXAMPLES OF GOD FILLING THE TABERNACLE:

Exodus 40:34-38

 

EXAMPLES OF GOD FILLING THE TEMPLE WITH HIS GLORY:

1 Kings 8:10-11; 2 Chronicles 5:13-14; 7:1-3; Isaiah 6:1; Ezekiel 10:3-4; 43:5; 44:4.

 

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