🌟 WHAT FLOWS OUT OF YOU ❔

Flows out

Thinking about who we are as God’s children and His seeds. We are admonished to spread forth the aura of Christ. A seed sprouts out the potentials that lie in the content embedded on its inside. And that is why a Mango seed can only sprout and grow to be a Mango tree in the long haul.

Our study text:

Let the [spoken] word of Christ have its home within you [dwelling in your heart and mindβ€”permeating every aspect of your being] as you teach [spiritual things] and admonish and train one another with all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs with thankfulness in your hearts to God.

Colossians 3:16 AMP

Paul in the above-referenced text is stating here, by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit in him, the need for us to allow God’s word to have its home in our heart. And it in turn affects how we react and what we do unto others.

Do you desire to teach and encourage other lives?. You can only do that by the sufficiency of the word of God in you.

  • How often do you study His words?
  • Do you have a listening ear to His words and leading?

I want us to picture a jar of oil, that is constantly in use. If there is no refill at some point, it will eventually be exhausted. This was what happened to the five foolish virgins. That when it was time to meet with the bridegroom, they no longer had enough oil.

Jar of oil - source

Let your preparedness meet with the opportunities God will be bringing your way. By staying up to date with His words for you and dwelling in it. You can only maximize the opportunities God has placed in your care and will bring your way when you are prepared and properly positioned!

Preparedness - opportunity

  • How prepared are you?
  • What is flowing out of you?
  • Are you eating His word, sufficiently?

These are questions we need to ask ourselves. I pray that His Word will shed more light on this, in our hearts. (Amen) πŸ™

Wishing you a fulfilling new week in Him. πŸ™Œ

✨#HCCounsels#✨

46 Comments Add yours

  1. What is flowing through us as Christians should be flowing out of us to others so they too can know His Word and His love. Amen!!!! 😊

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    1. This sums it up, perfectly. πŸ’―
      Thank you for your comments, sis. πŸ€—
      Happy Thanksgiving too. ❀

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  2. Great, encouraging post, my friend and very timely too. Spending time in the Word of God is for our good

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    1. Smiles. I am glad to know it is. πŸ™Œ
      Yes!!. πŸ’―
      We draw strength to do more when we do.
      Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. ❀

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      1. Thank you πŸ™πŸ½ my friend. We had a rather quiet one, but it was good

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        1. You are welcome, ma’am. πŸ€—
          Aww. πŸ˜“
          But glad to know it was good in it all. ❀

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  3. Dawn says:

    Your questions to us reminded me of Psalm 119:11 that tells us to hide God’s Word in our hearts so we will not sin against him. What we put into our hearts will be evident through our actions and the words we speak. Thank you little sister for the encouraging reminder. 🍁❀️🍁

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    1. Hmm. I love the referenced verse too. His word teaches us more about His ways. 😊
      Totally. Hence the need to “guard” our hearts.
      You are welcome big sis. ❀
      Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. πŸ€—

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      1. Dawn says:

        Thanks lil sis! ❀️

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  4. Perth Girl says:

    To be most effective we need to be inconstant connection to our source- God. So true Mercy. Otherwise like you said we do run out.

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    1. Yes ma’am. I affirm!. πŸ’―
      We would. πŸ˜“
      I pray that we would remain in constant connection with Him always. πŸ™Œ
      Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. ❀

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  5. Israel says:

    Amen…
    Thanks for sharing.

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    1. You are welcome, bro.
      Thank you too. πŸ€—

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  6. Love the quote Sis!
    Bless you for this! πŸ™

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    1. Smiles. Glad to know that you do. πŸ€—
      Amen. And you too, for your comments. 😊
      Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. ❀

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      1. You too Sis!πŸ’•

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  7. The Seb says:

    As Christians, we need to be more practical, so many Christians read the bible and fail to digest the word properly, as a result they end up bitter, instead of understanding, we judge.

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    1. Hmm. I love your emphasis on us dwelling with the word. πŸ€”πŸ’―
      His word ought to work in us. Apt!.
      Thank you for these. πŸ€—
      Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. 😊

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      1. The Seb says:

        Thank you Herry, I wish you the same.

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  8. I work on my Bible knowledge every day and I so look forward to Sunday school and Wednesday night study. There is much to learn. .

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    1. Smiles. I love Bible study too. Especially having to share with other believers too. 😊
      Yes!. His word are alive and ever new. πŸ™Œ
      Thank you for your comments, sir.
      Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. πŸ€—

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  9. Gary Fultz says:

    “Do you desire to teach and encourage other lives?. You can only do that by the sufficiency of the word of God in you.”
    I wish more Christians would get this foundational truth…It’s essential.
    Great insight, thanks

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    1. πŸ˜ŠπŸ™Œ
      That verse is reawakening. πŸ™‚
      Hmm. Amen. πŸ™
      Smiles. You are welcome, sir.
      Thank you so much. πŸ€—
      Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. πŸ™‚

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  10. Great post. I love this paragraph of yours:
    “Let your preparedness meet with the opportunities God will be bringing your way. By staying up to date with His words for you and dwelling in it. You can only maximize the opportunities God has placed in your care and will bring your way when you are prepared and properly positioned!”

    Amen! Be instance in season and out of season always ready to speak the wird.

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    1. Thank you ma’am. πŸ™ŒπŸ˜Š
      Smiles. Glad to know you do. ❀
      Love this. We need to keep to date with the word!. πŸ’―
      Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. πŸ€—

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      1. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.πŸ₯°πŸ‘£

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  11. K.L. Hale says:

    A wonderful post of encouragement! I want God’s love to constantly flow out of me to others. Happy Thanksgiving πŸ¦ƒ !πŸ’•β€οΈ

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    1. Thank you, ma’am. πŸ€—πŸ˜Š
      I love this. This is my daily prayer too. To learn to love the God way. πŸ™Œ
      Thank you. πŸ€—
      I am in Nigeria though, we don’t have a “Thanksgiving day” celebration. 😊
      Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. ❀

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  12. Good questions. They seem especially appropriate as this season always seems to get busy. We need to remind ourselves that we cannot forsake time with God in His Word and in prayer.

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    1. Smiles. I agree with you!. 😊
      The ministry of the word and prayers should be our daily delight. πŸ’―
      Thank you for your comments, ma’am. πŸ€—
      Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. ❀

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  13. Michelle says:

    Such a beautiful and inspiring post!

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    1. Smiles. I am glad to know it is. πŸ€—
      Thank you so much, ma’am. 😊
      Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. ❀

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  14. doriskoki says:

    Your posts always get me thinking and assessing myself in various areas

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    1. Smiles. Praises to Abba for His words that light us up. πŸ˜ŠπŸ™Œ
      Glad to read your comments. Thank you, sis. πŸ€—
      Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. ❀

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  15. Great post sis. We need to read and meditate on the word of God to teach and encourage others and ofcourse ourselves tooπŸ™‚πŸ™‚
    Have a lovely dayπŸ€—πŸ’—

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    1. Thank you, sis. πŸ€—
      True!. I love your addition to it “…ourselves too”. Just as David encouraged himself in the Lord. ❀
      I forever grateful to Abba for His ever living words to us. 😊
      Thank you. πŸ€—
      Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. ❀

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  16. There is this Yoruba adage that says “a bird will fly with what she eats.” I totally agree with your sentiments.

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    1. Hmm. Yes!.
      It’s what we have fed ourselves with that sustains us. πŸ€”πŸ’―
      It reminds me of the man who built his house on the rock. Nothing was able to crush him or bring him down. 😊
      Thank you for your comments, bro. πŸ€—
      Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. πŸ™‚

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  17. It’s all about hunger, being hungry to continually feast upon God’s Word isn’t it…but also to live out His Word in the everyday places which gives the greatest witness. People notice our lives in everyday interactions. How we cope, how we act, react & make our choices.
    It was lovely having you drop by today Herry joining me in a cuppa! You’re always welcome at Tea With Jennifer πŸ˜€
    Blessings,
    Jennifer

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  18. Ada Orie says:

    This was a stunning post. I know as someone in leadership I have to rest so I can serve myself. I cannot give away what I do not have and God showed us that best. Thank you for allowing God to use you to minster to his children. My soul needed refreshment today.

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    1. Smiles. Thank you. πŸ€—
      Hmm. Yes!. We need to let it flow from within – out.
      Glad to know this. πŸ˜ŠπŸ™Œ
      Blessings. Happy Sunday, ma’am. ❀

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  19. Jenny Furse says:

    Love your choice of scripture for study! I’ve always been taught the word of God has more power to change hearts than anything else. And I’ve seen it to be true. I think it’s because we learn by example. And when we are in the Word, we tend to be more aligned with the example we want to set and the mark we want to leave. Thanks for sharing, sis!

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    1. Thank you sis. πŸ™‚
      This is true!. It is life to us. πŸ™Œ
      Apt!. I love your comments. πŸ’―
      You are welcome. Glad I did. πŸ€—
      Thank you for your comments too. ❀😍

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  20. Ruelha says:

    This is not a very common scripture verse….I learned something beautiful today. Lovely post Mercy…..looking forward to more 🀩😍

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    1. Smiles. It was the same for me too. 😁
      Glad to know you did. 😍
      Thank you, sis. πŸ€—
      By His grace. πŸ˜ŠπŸ™Œ
      Do have a blessed day dear.

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      1. Ruelha says:

        πŸ€“πŸ€©πŸ™πŸΌπŸŽ€πŸ’πŸ™πŸΌπŸ€“πŸ€©
        Stay blessed Mercy πŸ’Ÿ

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