While watching a well-known minister over the weekend, he gave an illustration that was extremely insightful to me. He was speaking on the moment in time of overflow. During his sermon, he used a simple coffee cup to make his point. It was as impactful as it was simple.
The coffee cup sat empty on a table. Water began to drip into the coffee cup. One small drop after another. This continued, drip after drip, slowly filling up the coffee cup. Finally, the cup was full, and it began to overflow.
It did not take a bucket to cause the overflow, it took one small drop. In a brief moment, with one final drop of water, the overflow began.
After watching this powerful example of overflow, I began to see our time with God in a whole new light. Frankly, I began to see many things with a fresh perspective.
Each moment we spend seeking the face of God is a drop of water in our cup. Each time we confess the Word of God over a situation, it is a drop in our cup. Each time we sow a seed in faith for a particular need, it too, is a drop in our cup. One simple, seemingly small, drop.
Now, that drop may not seem like much. We may not be able to see anything happening in our life. However, something is happening. Overflow is happening. The first drop is as important as the last and final drop. And all the vital drops in between.
If we continue to seek His face, overflow will come. We will find we are dwelling in the abiding presence of God. I don’t know about you – but this is good news to me!
Did you realize each time you pray about a particular need, it is filling up your cup? Yes! It is another drop in your cup. Did you realize each time you confess the Word, drops of potential overflow are released in your life? Do you know, each time you sow a seed, your cup is becoming more and more full?
Yes! It is true. Get a visual of it in your mind. See your own cup. See that each time you seek God, read His Word, pray, or give financially, drops of His goodness are falling into your cup. Drop after drop fills up your cup. One day, and it will be just like any other day, your cup will overflow. His goodness in your life will come pouring out so much so that it cannot be stopped!
One day that thing you have been praying about will suddenly come to pass. One day that abiding presence of God will manifest in your home and dwell there. One day the manifestation of your healing will spring forth. It may not be the first time you pray His Word over your body, but it will happen, overflow will come!
An overflow of His healing, His Word, His manifestation of goodness. An overflow of His provision or whatever you have been praying for. Galatians 6:9 says, And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.
Hebrews 10:36 says, So, do not throw away your confidence; it holds a great reward. You need to persevere, so that after you have done God’s will, you will receive what He has promised.
We have a promise from God. If we continue, steadfast in faith, we will receive the promise. We will reach overflow. I was reminded of this process a few days ago, with my friend in Pennsylvania. She and I have walked some hard roads together and apart. We have waited and stood in faith for over twenty years to see some of the things come to pass. These past few weeks, for her, several of them manifested. I am rejoicing with her.
While it seemed like a suddenly…it was a suddenly that took over twenty years. Twenty years of drops falling in her cup, until, finally, that last drop hit, and overflow came pouring out. Oh my! What a glorious day for her. But you know what…if she had not kept believing….continued to fill up her cup…persisted in her faith, it would not have happened. It’s a process we all walk through. Not all take that long, but some do. His grace is enough to hold us steady, regardless of how long it takes.
You, my friend, could be one drop away. Just moments away from overflow. This process is working in your life today. It is working each time you pray. Keep praying. Continue spending time in His presence. Keep sowing seeds. Overflow…is happening…one drop at a time.