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My Cup Overflows: Purpose
November 17, 2019

My Cup Overflows: Purpose

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Speaker: Dr Jon Lovelady | Series: My Cup Overflows | We continue our series My Cup Overflows as we get closer to Thanksgiving Day. Over the past two weeks, we have looked at Provision and how God provides for us. We have considered God’s Plan and how we fit in it. This week, we turn to Purpose. What in the world are we here for? This is a great question and one which our society is asking. There is a growing emptiness that drains our spirits. There is no defining purpose except to get what we can while we are here! We try to fill a void, only to find ourselves in greater despair. When we have a defining purpose, we feel better about life and we make better choices. Purpose allows us to discern a fullness in our lives because it fills us with meaning. In Psalm 116:7-19 King David was in the depth of despair; possibly facing death itself. Yet he was able to hang on to trust and hope in God and it was transformative for his life. He realized a great lesson about God’s power being able to refill our cups, even in the most desperate moments! The lessons he learned are still transformative for us! As you read these words, may your cup be refilled to overflowing! Psalm 116:7-19: 7 Return to your rest, my soul, for the LORD has been good to you. 8 For you, LORD, have delivered me from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling, 9 that I may walk before the LORD in the land of the living. 10 I trusted in the LORD when I said, “I am greatly afflicted”; 11 in my alarm I said, “Everyone is a liar.” 12 What shall I return to the LORD for all his goodness to me? 13 I will lift up the cup of salvation and call on the name of the LORD. 14 I will fulfill my vows to the LORD in the presence of all his people. 15 Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his faithful servants. 16 Truly I am your servant, LORD; I serve you just as my mother did; you have freed me from my chains. 17 I will sacrifice a thank offering to you and call on the name of the LORD. 18 I will fulfill my vows to the LORD in the presence of all his people, 19 in the courts of the house of the LORD– in your midst, Jerusalem. Praise the LORD. (NIV)

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