Sunday, October 18, 2009

Drinking From My Saucer

“I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” John 10:10

Abundant living. Present in great quantity. Fully sufficient. Plentiful. Richly supplied. More than adequate. Amply. Overflowing fullness. Superfluity. More than enough.

Does that describe your life? Seems like I walk around in my less and not my more. So much is available. Unlimited resources from the Hand of my King, yet I’m living like what children’s author Robert Munsch would describe, as a “Paper Bag Princess”.

Christ came that we might have life and that we might have it more abundantly.


John 3:36 tells us that anyone who believes in Jesus has eternal life, but living abundantly is optional. The word “might” implies a choice. It’s possible that we’re not living in our more because we are not embracing all that is available to us. We’re making choices that walk a lesser road.

There’s a little saying that goes, “I’m drinking from my saucer ‘cause my cup has overflowed.” Are you living in the overflow?

Do you remember this childhood chorus:

“Running over, running over
My cup’s full and running over
Since the Lord saved me
I’m as happy as can be
My cup’s full and running over.”

There is no reason for our cup to ever be empty. The Lord desires to pour a fountain of Living Water continually into our life. His supply is endless. It can never run dry. He is more than enough.

Are you drinking from your saucer today?

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Sharon@JoyInTheTruth said...

I love your title. I had never heard that saying.

I want to abide so closely to Him that I am splashing around in the overflow!

Joy, I am glad your back is feeling a bit better! God is good! Take it easy, friend!

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

The overflow begins at the cross. Always at the cross.

Standing there tonight.


Laura said...


I feel like I've been walking around in my less too. God calls me to more, though, and I am trying this out.

I will see Jeremy Camp in concert a week from today! I am very excited about it.

Bless you, JOy.