Full — “… my cup overflows” Psalm 23:5

In “Expectations,” I spoke about being full of God, being complete in Him. I want to continue that discussion, because we often do not realize that our emotions are, most times, tied to our being full, half full, a quarter low, or simply running on empty. Therefore, I wanted to demonstrate how we can get full and stay full of God.

 We cannot begin to be full of God without the Word of God. We must get full of the Word. “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God,” John 1:1. God is His Word, so to know Him is to know His Word. Through the Word, we learn of God. We get to know Him. We find out about His ways, His love, His mercies, His promises, and His blessings. Through the knowledge of His Word, we increase our faith in Him and we learn to rely on Him.  Matthew 4:24, “Man shall not live by bread alone but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.” The Word is a necessity for our lives. However, we often neglect the Word of God in our personal lives. Being full of the Word is not Sunday and mid-week Church services; that may get us a quarter low or depending on how consistent we are, half-full. Getting to full requires personal study and meditation time strengthening our relationship with our God. It requires getting to know Him, because the more we know Him, the more we will trust Him. The more we know and trust God and fill ourselves with His Word, the less likely we’ll find ourselves looking to others expecting them to fulfill us.

As we are filling ourselves with God’s Word, we will also be filling ourselves with joy, and we need to stay full of that joy. Jesus said in John 15:11, “These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full. God not only wants us to be joyful, but He also wants our joy to be full, not half full. That joy is in the comfort and assurance of His Word. Once we are filled with joy because of the Word, we will not put our emotions in jeopardy looking or expecting for someone to make us happy. We would be full of His joy, full of Him. When we are full of joy, we are also strengthened. “For the joy of the Lord is your strength,” Habakkuk 3:17-18. With that strength, we are able to have sound judgment. We do not have to make decisions based on emotional demands.

The more we apply ourselves to God’s Word, being filled, and utilizing all the wonderful benefits we have as children of God, our lives will surely overflow.

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8 Responses to Full — “… my cup overflows” Psalm 23:5

  1. point reazon says:

    Thank you for the message

  2. Love Life says:

    Awesome, thanks for sharing.

  3. tmumuni says:

    This here, is strong meat! It is funny though how it is not exactly news but believers continue to falter here.

    Thanks for the reminder.

  4. Dear Encourager,
    Amen. Our spirit vs. our emotions. Comes down to controlling our thoughts. We are what we think we are, and the Word says we have the power to bring every thought under control. We must let our first thought of the day be about God and not how we feel or how the weather makes us feel. I have a code, The Warrior’s Code, that I live by. The very first line states, “My God is first in my life.” When we make God our first thought, instead of an after thought, we make room to be filled by Him. Cannot be full of God and self, it must be one or the other. Choose self and expect….. Choose God and expect God to fulfill His promises in you and through you. We need only trust in the Lord.


    I woke up one morning and my life had no song
    Everything that I did just seemed to go wrong
    So I got on my knees and asked “Lord what must I do
    He said just remember that Jesus died for you
    I remained on my knees and continued to pray
    Confessing Jesus I make you my savior today
    You are Lord of my life and I shall do your will
    And I will praise Your name from now until
    And now Jesus has filled my life with joy
    And saved my soul so it won’t be destroyed
    I will spread the news to those near and far
    That Jesus can save you no matter who you are
    I said all of that to really say this
    So listen real close or the message you’ll miss
    Trust in the Lord Jesus and all of His ways
    And they will lead you to better and brighter days
    Turn your back on the worldly ways of man
    If you desire to make it to the Promised Land

  5. Love this!!!! Awesome Woman of God!

  6. Tamika says:


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