If you turn on a tap, you expect water. If you pour from a carton of juice then you expect juice. When you ask God to pour something into your life, what do you expect?
According to Romans 15.13, God will fill us with hope, joy and peace if we trust in him. As the source of hope, all of our hope should begin with and flow from Him.
Are you relying on God as your source for hope, joy and peace?
We may say that we follow God, but are we trusting him to pour these things into our lives or are we trying to find them primarily in other places?
A cup, can only contain so much of what is poured into it and the same is true of God’s presence in us. If we are continually asking for His presence to fill us then it will overflow and the people around us will be blessed.
So many people are desperately in need of hope at the moment and so I would like to encourage us all to pray this prayer for people. May we each be open to receiving what God is longing to pour into our lives.
I pray that God,
the source of hope,
will fill you completely
with joy and peace
because you trust in him.
Then you will overflow with
confident hope through
the power of the Holy Spirit.
Romans 15.13 NLT