May God have no chill when He blesses you! (AMEN!)
Haha! What a prayer!!!
[Very quick side note: for anyone who doesn’t quite understand what is meant by the term ‘no chill’, it simply refers to ‘not holding back’ – so in this context, it refers to God going all out and not holding back when He blesses you. (Yep, now you can say a heftier Amen!)]
Can you imagine this though?
This is basically what is spoken of in Psalm 23:5 – ‘My cup O V E R F L O W S’…
Simply filling the cup to the top isn’t enough for God, no way!
He looks at that cup as a limitation and says “No thank you cup, you can’t tell me how much I’m going to pour out onto my child, I’ll decide myself when it’s enough!”
That my friend, is why your cup runs over.
And as if that isn’t already enough, the bible tells us that He places you in the midst of your enemies;
“You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies…”
And chooses to anoint/bless/fill you up right there!
“…you anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.”
Now there are a few more things to look at in this verse, and we can definitely draw power, strength and confidence from them.
Firstly, why does God choose to prepare that table in the midst of our enemies?
I mean these are people who don’t like us, and most definitely don’t care to see us winning!
Well look at this, Almighty God uses this to display His Power and Authority.
In case these enemies/haters/oppressors get too big for their boots, God first shows them that though they may bark loudly, and appear ‘strong’, they are truly powerless over your life, your destiny and anything concerning you.
He alone has the final say over your life and so it doesn’t matter what or whom stands against you. (Have a look at Romans 8:31).
Now the anointing itself represents Blessing!
I’m sure that’s the main thing we gather from this verse, but actually here are some other things God is saying to us:
“I am protecting you”.
It doesn’t matter how many people may stand around, seeking to tear you down – the Lord God is covering you now and forevermore.
He is your strong tower (Proverbs 18:10), your fortress and your rock (Psalm 18:1-3)!
“Focus on me”.
Many times we get consumed with so much negativity around us, that we allow fear to paralyse us to a point where we forget the power of God’s light in the midst of darkness.
Well God is a respecter of no man (Acts 10:34), so regardless of every wicked attempt to make you fail or fall – God still does what He has promised to do, and that is keep you (Psalm 121:7).
“You are mine”.
How precious is it to know that God claims us as His own, and puts His mark upon us?
God doesn’t only bless us with things we need on this earth, but it should warm our hearts that He shows His everlasting love for us and makes it known that we are special to Him. In this verse, God embraces us.
Now with all of this to take in, can we just stop to Praise God quickly…
He is so Good! So Kind! And so Faithful!
We serve a God who is bigger and greater and larger than life itself, therefore we must adopt His confidence, as we are made in His very image (Genesis 1:27), and we must not be scared, nor hindered by the presence of enemies! Not now, not ever.
Just let that cup flow friend, let it flow flow flow, and sometime soon, we’ll speak about what to do with the overflow…
Keep the Faith, Don’t Stop Believing,
God Bless you.