In my morning time with The Lord, I asked what is this coming year going to be about? What will 2014 bring to your people Lord? He directed me to Genesis 1. So I started reading.
“In the beginning God (prepared, formed, fashioned, and) created the heavens and the earth.
The earth was without form and an empty waste, and darkness was upon the face of the very great deep. The Spirit of God was moving (hovering, brooding) over the face of the waters.
And God said, Let there be light; and there was light.” (Genesis 1:1-3 AMP)
Now I can relate to that. I have felt a little empty and formless this past year! And man, I know the darkness! And yet, the Spirit of God was hovering and moving and even brooding over the waters.
Have you felt God’s presence hovering over you?
So I kept reading…
“And God saw that the light was good (suitable, pleasant) and He approved it; and God separated the light from the darkness.
And God called the light Day, and the darkness He called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, one day.
And God said, Let there be a firmament [the expanse of the sky] in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters [below] from the waters [above].
And God made the firmament [the expanse] and separated the waters which were under the expanse from the waters which were above the expanse. And it was so.
And God called the firmament Heavens. And there was evening and there was morning, a second day.” (Genesis 1:4-8 AMP)
The interesting thing that I never saw before is that God had to separate the waters to place the Heavens. It reminded me of Moses and that great scene in the Ten Commandments Movie. The waters didn’t stop moving, they flow from above and from below.
And the Word God gave me for 2014:
“MY CUP OVERFLOWS”
5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with [a]oil; my [brimming] cup runs over.
Psalm 23:5 It is difficult for those living in a temperate climate to appreciate, but it was customary in hot climates to anoint the body with oil to protect it from excessive perspiration. When mixed with perfume, the oil imparted a delightfully refreshing and invigorating sensation. Athletes anointed their bodies as a matter of course before running a race. As the body, therefore, anointed with oil was refreshed, invigorated, and better fitted for action, so the Lord would anoint His “sheep” with the Holy Spirit, Whom oil symbolizes, to fit them to engage more freely in His service and run in the way He directs—in heavenly fellowship with Him.
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My Prayer for You:
Thank you for the Word for today, thank you for this fresh manna from Heaven to hold onto. We declare and decree your Word, MY CUP OVERFLOWS for 2014! Anoint your sheep Lord to do Your will. Let the Holy Spirit fill us all to overflowing! Hallelujah!
- Psalms 23:5 – A Cup Overflowing (ami4him.wordpress.com)
- Be Reading the Psalms (beenough.wordpress.com)
- Anointed for service. (ckeck86.wordpress.com)
- MESSAGE FOR DAY 5 (FRIDAY 13TH DEC. 2013): THE OVERFLOW by Pastor E.A. Adeboye RCCG HOLY GHOST CONGRESS 2013. (bobbyedegbo.wordpress.com)
- RCCG HOLY GHOST CONGRESS 2013 (Dec. 9th-14th)… DAY 5 (Fri. 13th) SERMON BY PASTOR E.A. ADEBOYE (adesaanusegun.wordpress.com)
- Thankfulness According to Psalm 23 ~ A Table, some Oil, and a Cup (livinginthewhitehouse.wordpress.com)
- Anointing in the Holy Spirit (loopyloo305.com)
15 thoughts on “My Cup Overflows in 2014”
I’m very blessed indeed and looking forward to the upcoming year with much excitement. God bless you, Diana, and may He keep you strong and consistently sharing His words through out 2014. Much love in Christ, Adrienne.
I am so happy for you Adrienne, such good things are coming your way! I really enjoy reading your blog!
Diana – this was beautiful, and indeed, my cup also runs over. Hallelujah!
Hallelujah Cheryl, continued health, healing, joy, and peace to you this New Year!
Blessings to you, Diana, may you have a amazingly good new year. Natalie 🙂
Thank you Natalie, blessings to you too! Diana
Thanks Angel. As soon as I posted this we went out to start our van and it was dead, lol! Boys will get it going yet! Didn’t know I was gonna have to declare MY CUP RUNS OVER so soon, lol!
Hey sis!! I never got this message on my blog but just found it. I stand with you as we both declare that OUR CUPS RUN OVER WITH BLESSINGS FROM THE LORD… We put the enemy under our feet and declare that we will be blessed exceedingly and abundantly this year.. Love you, my sister!! Happy New year!!!
Yes it does! Hallelujah, thank you Jesus! Love you too sis, Happy New Year! Diana
Hope you had a wonderful day and wishing you many more filled with blessings for this year!!
Amen!! Amen!!! Thanks for the Word, Diana!
Thank you Angel, God bless you BIG this year!
Amen… You too my sister!! Happy New Year!! Love you!!
Abundant blessings to both of us sister!! Happy New Year!!!