Pressed Down, Shaken Together and Running Over!

As I began making my breakfast this morning, the Lord began speaking to me about His table of remembrance – of which there is no lack.

I began by thinking of when we visit my elderly parents now, that because of their age, there have been some necessary dietary changes in order to keep them in good health. So that now when we visit them, the food in the cupboards and in the refrigerator is not quite the same as when I was a teenager.

Can I tell you the good news?!

Unlike man in his human frailty, God is not like us. He does not get old, he does not get sick, he does not suffer loss and his memories don’t fade or become harder to retrieve with age. Nothing is too hard for God – which explains why God has often said to me when I have come to Him in prayer – “It is not too hard for Me to do!”

The prophet Jeremiah said,

The word of God speaks about the table of remembrance, where the disciples celebrated the supper of the Passover lamb with Jesus.

When we come before the throne of God, because of Christ we do not come alone. The sacrifice of the lamb is sufficient. In Christ, there is abundant supply for all of our needs. For He is a God of abundance in whom there is no lack!

When writing to the Corinthian church about the needs of the saints and being obedient to the example of Christ – in this he was testing the sincerity of their love by the diligence of others (the Macedonian churches) – the Apostle Paul said,

— 2 Corinthians 8:12 – 15. — See also verses 1, 8 & 9.

When writing to the Philippian church concerning their giving to Paul for the work of the ministry, the Apostle Paul reminded them, that due to the nature of their giving,

And again, Jesus says, “Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you.” – Luke 6:38

Be blessed as you continue in faith and continue to give and receive. Amen.

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Dear Heavenly Father. Thank You for sending Your Son Jesus to die on the cross for my sins. I am sorry for the sins I have committed and I ask You to forgive me. I now turn away from all the things that I know to be wrong and I receive Your Holy Spirit and Your gift of eternal life. Thank You for this free gift of Salvation and eternal life. Help me to come to know and experience Your love for me more and more, and to now share the love You have given me with others. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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May God both work in you and through you, those things that He desires, as you continue to submit your life to Him each day.