Have you ever tried to give something away but it was just way too much? When I was a Chaplain in Italy, a store donated unsold Valentine’s candy to the Chapel. We had boxes of goodies I anticipated would go in a flash. But, it proved to be overwhelming even for the kids. We were still eating Valentine candy at Christmas.
The word abounding in the Greek is perisseuo, which means to super-abound (in quantity and quality), to be in excess, to excel. That is how our ministry should look. We should have good deeds coming out of our ears. Our love for people should overwhelm them to the point of uncontrollable worship of Jesus. Let’s have the kind of ministry where people are still feeling the love of Valentine’s Day on Christmas Day.
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