31 10 2014

Psalm 119:169-176

It was my family’s favorite park. There were tall trees, lots of room to run and play, a walking path around the lake, and a beautiful waterfall. I love that waterfall. The waterfall was always the highlight of our visits to the park. In the summer, sometimes it would get down to a trickle if we hadn’t had much rain. In the fall, the red and golden leaves would cascade over the falls. In the wintertime, the waterfall would freeze into an ice sculpture that danced. But the spring is when the waterfall showed its power. The melting snow would increase the volume of water going over the falls exponentially. It thundered. It had a wild, unrestrained beauty that speaks of glory yet to be revealed.

Living in the overflow of God’s goodness and grace is the theme of the final section of Psalm 119. Drenched in truth, our hearts are changed and transformed by the power of His Word. As we learn to love His Word, learn His wisdom, stand in His righteousness, cry for His mercy, and hold tightly to His promises, the depth of His purpose saturates our souls and begins to overflow into the pieces of our lives.

“My lips will pour forth praise, for you teach me your statutes.” – Psalm 119:171

This is an overflow picture. When we fill ourselves with God’s Word, when we let it soak into the deep crevices of our hearts, it begins to bubble up, fill the empty spaces, and show its power. That overflow is like the waterfall. It gives others a chance to stop and behold His beauty.

My Jesus Resolution today is to live in the overflow. I want my life to thunder with God’s words. I want His power to be on display in me as His grace transforms all those rough, rugged places in my soul. I want every season of my life to showcase His beauty, acknowledge His presence, and frame His purpose.



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