The Overflowing Heart

My heart is overflowing with a good theme;
I recite my composition concerning the King;
My tongue is the pen of a ready writer.

Psalm 45:1

overflowing heart

Many of you have preached and served God, His people, and a needy world over the weekend. Here’s a quick thought that might bless and brighten your Monday.

I love the song of the Sons of Korah in Psalm 45. The whole Psalm is so focused on the greatness of Messiah the King, and upon His bride. For a quick morning encouragement, just take a look at verse 1:

My heart is overflowing with a good theme;
I recite my composition concerning the King;
My tongue is the pen of a ready writer.

I don’t know how your summer is going, and what this season of ministry is like for you. Ministry definitely has its seasons. I have a big heart for those who are in difficult seasons of serving God. But I’m also happy to say that not all seasons are difficult; sometimes our heart is overflowing with a good theme.

Let’s be grateful for those good seasons of serving God, and let’s especially do what Psalm 45 guides us to do: put our focus on the King in those times.

Did you know that there are many people who can handle adversity much better than they can handle success? Sometimes it is the overflowing season that makes our focus drift. In the hard times you kept your focus on God because you knew you had to, or you might not make it through! But in the overflowing season, it’s easy to relax too much (or in the wrong way) and let our focus wander.

It doesn’t have to be that way. When your heart is overflowing with a good theme because your preaching or teaching seems blessed, because budgets are being met, because the work of the Holy Spirit is evident, because there is peace among the congregation, or for whatever other reasons, just let it overflow in the right direction. Direct the overflow to the King. Remember that the blessing is there because He is so wonderful, not because you are so wonderful!

You know how to draw near to God in adversity, now draw near to Him in gratitude. In a season of overflow, remember that it takes a steady hand to hold a full cup – even more so a cup that is overflowing! Focused on the King, your hand will be steady, and the season of overflow will be as spiritually healthy for you as a season of difficulty.

Enjoy the overflow.

Blessings to You in Jesus’ Name – David Guzik

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2 replies
  1. Nicholas Nganga
    Nicholas Nganga says:

    Please pray that God will give us an overflowing blessing in our christian school project,Camp David Green Academy in Kenya.


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