Sunday, October 25, 2015

The Overflowing Cup Is Influence

I'm sitting on the outdoor patio of Ciao! Restaurant. I just finished my shark sandwich and am reflecting on the day, which began with a beautiful worship service at an A.M.E. church in Trinidad, a home-cooked dinner of local food with savory sauces that Linda loved topped off with homemade peanut ice cream, and a winding drive through Trinidad's northern mountains down to palm-and-sand laden Maracas Bay.

Maracas Bay overlook
When I was praying under the hot Caribbean sun Friday morning I was meditating on Psalm 23. As I said You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies, my cup overflows, the thought came to me: the overflowing cup is influence.

 The good things God is doing in my Soul Restoration Project spills over onto my enemies.

God is not simply filling my personal heart-cup to the brim and leaving it at that. The brim-filled Restoration is about overflow, in the presence of my enemies, splishing and splashing upon the spirits of my enemies.

What God does in me is used to influence others, including those who do not take so kindly to me.

Overflow influences whomever appears in the way of my life.
Linda, Maracas Bay, Trinidad