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The Secret of a Happy Day: Quiet Hour Meditations

by J. Wilbur Chapman (1859-1918)

Twenty-eighth Day: "My cup runneth over."
"He had not only a fulness of abundance, but of redundance. Those that have this happiness must carry their cup upright, and see that it overflow into their poor brethren's emptier vessels."

"The showers that fall upon the highest mountains should glide into the lowest valleys."

The fact that you are a Christian may without doubt assure you a safe entrance into heaven, but it may not mean that you are much of a blessing to your friends about you. God makes the life to overflow, that other men's lives may be touched with your power. For it is only the overflow of your life that proves a blessing to your friends and kindred.

It is the overflow of the Nile that makes the valley of the Nile fruitful.

Suggestions for To-day.
1. Remember that it is one thing to have life, but quite another to have the life more abundant: which have you?
2. God has certainly promised you that you may have both. See John 10:10. Claim that promise now.
3. If there is no overflow, it must be because some obstacle is between you and him. Ask him to search you and make the work complete.
4. Trust him to fill you and to keep you filled.

From The Secret of a Happy Day: Quiet Hour Meditations by J. Wilbur Chapman. Boston: United Society of Christian Endeavor, ©1899.

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