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Pouring Out the Water of Satisfaction

My Utmost His Highest

"He would not drink it, but poured it out to the Lord." (2 Samuel 23:16)

You can never set apart for God something that you desire for yourself to achieve your own satisfaction. If you try to satisfy yourself with a blessing from God, it will corrupt you. You must sacrifice it, pouring it out to God — something that your common sense says is an absurd waste. How can I pour out “to the Lord” natural love and spiritual blessings? . . . If you have become bitter and sour, it is because when God gave you a blessing you hoarded it. Yet if you had poured it out to Him, you would have been the sweetest person on earth. If you are always keeping blessings to yourself and never learning to pour out anything “to the Lord,” other people will never have their vision of God expanded through you. (read more) (purchase)

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