Are you a “spiller”?
I was listening to my favorite Christian station this morning, and I heard this woman share her testimony. It was one of those refreshing and inspirational type of stories that really get you. She said that she reads her Bible every day, so that she can “spill over.” I loved it!
And she got me thinking: Do I spill over?
“I just read and read my Bible,” the woman on the radio said. “At first I did it so that I’d be filled with the Lord, but now, my reading is starting to spill over and people are noticing.”
What a great concept!I want to spill over, too! I want to be so full of God that people can see Him in me – in the way I speak, act and do life every day. In my reactions, my ideology, my priorities.
I’ve been committed to reading my Bible every morning and every night, no matter what, for a long time. And I won’t lie to you, doing this consistently throughout the years has been very hard at times. There had been times when I’d have rather read a novel or watched a TV show than read the Word, but I stuck with it out of pure discipline — an act of faith and obedience, more than out of a hunger to learn more of God. But I believe that those dry stretches in which I kept on with this daily discipline have actually been an anchor that’s kept me safe in times of storm.
Fortunately, at this present time in my walk with the Lord, reading my Bible is something I look forward to, and He speaks to me every single time through His Word. But if that ever changes – which unfortunately is bound to happen – my daily Bible reading discipline will remain – of that I’m sure. But I think that by then, my motivation will be greater than simple survival.
I’ll be looking forward to read it and read it and read it until I “spill over” again!
Psalm 23:5, “You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil. My cup runs over.” (NHEB)