“Make a joyful shout to the Lord, all you lands! Serve the Lord with gladness; Come before His presence with singing. Know that the Lord, He is God; It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves; We are His people and the sheep of His pasture. Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, and bless His name. For the Lord is good; His mercy is everlasting, and His truth endures to all generations.” Psalm 100
“. . . My cup runs over.” Psalm 23:5
How often do we really stop and consider just how blessed we are? Not often enough. We are tremendously blessed in so many ways it can be overwhelming. Yet sadly, because of sin in this world and in our lives, we can be easily blinded to the fact that we are blessed.
Life is a gift – plain and simple. When we think of the gifts, talents, strengths, and abilities, in one human being, we should to be amazed. We should recognize that God through His goodness and generosity really does run our cups of blessing over every day of our lives, as Psalm 23 reminds us.
What should be our response to the lovingkindness, generosity and goodness of our heavenly Father? Perhaps that we live a life filled with thanksgiving, praise, worship and adoration of our God and that we live sacrificially using all that He has given us to love and serve Him and others.
Have you been blessed with an abundance of something? Then share with others. That’s a huge part of why you have it. Do you have more than one suit or dress or coat? Give one away to someone who needs it. Do you have more than one pair of shoes? Why not find someone who needs a pair and give them away?
Don’t get caught in the devil’s trap of making excuses as to why you shouldn’t give your possessions away. You may say, “I’m going to lose weight and get back into that dress or that suit!” Maybe, but that is no reason to refrain from generosity. Give it away anyway! It will bless them and you too! It is also a great way to show the Lord that you genuinely appreciate His goodness, generosity and His blessings.
A big part of why we are blessed is to be a blessing. During the Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons, don’t just look forward to the many blessings you will receive…be the blessing by letting your cup run over to someone else.