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From Overwhelmed To Overflowing

Psalm 23:5 tells us that God prepares a table for us and that our cup overflows. But what does the cup symbolize and how does it apply to us today? In this message at Saddleback Church, Pastor Rick Warren shares how the cup signifies our lives and that Jesus will give us a surplus of living water when we are thirsty. In fact, when we really trust him, we’ll be filled beyond capacity with an endless supply of God's goodness. Learn how to experience an overflowing life by staying connected to Jesus every day.

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2 Ways To APPROACH Life

1. A SHORTAGE mindset: I never have enough & never will
              Bible words:  Lacking, Wanting, Need 
    
               The Focus:  My LIMITED resources
    
               The Result: AN OVERWHELMED  LIFE   

2. A SURPLUS mindset: God has more than I'll ever need
               Bible words:  Abundance, Abounding, Plentiful  
    
              The Focus:  GOD'S LIMITLESS RESOURCES  
    
               The Result: AN OVERFLOWING LIFE      

PSALM 23:5
"You fill my cup to overflowing."
(NCV)
 "You give me more than I can hold." (ICB)
"My cup overflows!" (NIV)

WHAT'S MY CUP?   MY LIFE!

"On the last day of the festival, Jesus stood and shouted to the crowds: 'If you are thirsty, come to me and drink! Everyone who really believes in me will have rivers of living water flowing out of their lives."       John 7:37-38 (NLT)

WHAT IS AN OVERFLOWING LIFE?
To be filled beyond capacity with an endless supply of God's goodness

"I am the holy God, who rescues you. For your own good, I teach you, and I lead you along the right path.  How I wish that you had obeyed my commands! Then your success and good fortune would have OVERFLOWed like a flooding river!"  Isaiah 48:17-18 (CEV)

Jesus: "I've come that you may have real life, and enjoy it in abundance - to the fullest, until it overflows!" John 10:10 (Amp)

HOW CAN I EXPERIENCE AN OVERFLOWING LIFE?

1. STAY CONNECTED TO JESUS EVERYDAY!
Jesus: "I am the vine, and you are the branches. If you stay connected to me . . . you'll produce a lot of fruit. But you can't do anything without me!"           John 15:5

Jesus: "If you stay connected to me and my words remain in you, you may ask any request you like, and it will be granted! My true disciples produce much fruit. This brings glory to my Father . . . So, stay connected to my love. You stay connected to my love when you obey me . . . I've told you this so that you'll be filled with my joy. Yes, your cup of joy will overflow!"  John 15:7-11 (NLT/TLB)

ACTION PLAN: Every night this week, try leaving your Bible open to wherever you are currently bookmarked. Place the open Bible in a place that you are guaranteed to see it in the morning. Try doing this as a way to build the habit of spending time in God's Word every morning.

2. STOP COMPLAINING & START BEING GRATEFUL

"In everything you do, stay away from complaining and arguing . . ." 
Philippians 2:14 (NLT)

"Let your lives overflow with thanksgiving for all God has done."  Colossians 2:7 (NLT)
 
"No matter what happens, always be thankful, for this is God's will for you who belong to Christ Jesus."  1 Thessalonians 5:18 (NLT)

ACTION PLAN: Before you get out of bed every morning this week, make a list in your head of 10 things you are grateful for.

3. STOP COMPARING & START BEING CONTENTED
"It's healthy to be content, but envy will eat you up." Proverbs 14:30 (CEV)

"It is better to be content with what you have than to always be struggling for more. That is like chasing the wind."  Ecclesiastes 4:6 (NCV)

4. STOP BEING STINGY & START BEING GENEROUS

"Remember this: A stingy planter will only reap a small crop. But anyone who sows generously will also reap generously. So, each of you should give serious consideration to what you want to give God, not reluctantly or under pressure, for God loves a cheerful giver. And you can be sure that God is able to bless you with all his grace, so that in all things, at all times, you will always haveall you need, and you'll also overflow so you can give to every good work." 2 Corinthians 9:6-8

"'Bring your full tithe to My storehouse, so that there will be food in My House. Test Me now in this,' says the Lord, 'and see if I will not open for you the windows of heaven and pour out for you a blessing until it overflows.'"  Malachi 3:10 (NASB)

Jesus: "If you give, you will receive back. Your gift will be returned to you in full measure, packed down and shaken to make room for more, and running over. Whatever measure you use in giving—large or small—it will be used to measure whatever is given back to you."    Luke 6:38 (NLT)

ACTION PLAN: If you have not started tithing, now is the perfect time to start doing so. You can learn more and even sign up for online giving by going to saddleback.com/give.

Living in the Goodness of God
January 29 - June 11, 2017Watch Series
  • Is God Really Good All The Time?
    January 29, 2017
  • Relaxing in God's Goodness
    February 12, 2017
  • How God's Goodness Restores you
    February 19, 2017
  • The God Of My Valleys
    March 5, 2017
  • Tests of Faith
    March 11, 2017
  • Hope in the Valley
    March 19, 2017
  • How Jesus Treats His Sheep
    April 23, 2017
  • Living By God's Promises
    April 30, 2017
  • How God Lifts Me Up When I'm Worn Down
    May 7, 2017
  • From Overwhelmed To Overflowing
    May 16, 2017
  • Living An Anointed Life
    May 21, 2017
  • Living in the Spirit
    May 28, 2017
  • Why You Don't Need To Fear Your Future
    June 4, 2017
  • Heaven: God's Eternal Goodness To You
    June 11, 2017