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Today I heard someone say that we "are filled as we flow out." In other words, the more we let the Lord work through us and flow out of us to others, the more we find ourselves filled within from the Lord. If we never let anything flow out, then we have no need of refilling.
I know from personal experience, when we go places to do services, those are the places we seem to reap the greatest blessings. Our purpose may be to go for the benefit of others, but in reality the Lord ministers so much to us in and through the people we are with in those places. We go to give, but we receive so much blessing in return.
"Give, and it shall be given unto you;
good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over,
shall men give into your bosom.
For with the same measure that ye mete
withal it shall be measured to you again."