“My cup overflows. Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life”
(Psalm 23:5-6 NIV).
Is your life overflowing? If you’re like most people, it may be overflowing, but not with goodness. So many people have overbooked their calendars, overspent their money, overdrawn their credit, overloaded their emotions, overworked their bodies, overcrowded their days, and overvalued the approval of others. As a result, they wind up overstressed, overanxious, and overwhelmed—and they’re over it! They are far from experiencing the goodness of God.
Why do we let ourselves get overextended? Often the fear of missing out motivates us to do more. But the truth is you’re not missing out on anything
when you rest in the goodness and provision of God.
God wants to move you from being overwhelmed to overflowing. He wants to meet all your needs—and he can! First, you need to recognize two fundamentally different approaches to life that either keep you from or bring you into God’s abundance. You can approach life with a shortage mindset or a surplus mindset.
With a shortage mindset
, you constantly think, “I don’t have enough time. I don’t have enough money. I don’t have enough energy. I don’t have enough contacts, opportunities, knowledge, education, or whatever.” It’s the sense that you’re always a day late and a dollar short. A shortage mindset focuses on your limited resources, and the result is an overwhelmed life.
A surplus mindset
focuses on God’s limitless resources, and the result is an overflowing life.
Have you ever worried that the person breathing next to you is stealing your air? Of course not. You know that God created more than enough air for everybody to have all the air we need.
Think of God’s provision like this: God doesn’t give us one pie. He’s a pie factory! He’ll never run out. The Bible includes words like abundance, plentiful, abounding, and bountiful to describe what God has to offer you. God has more than enough to meet all your needs and everybody else’s needs at the same time. Jesus said, “I came so they can have real and eternal life, more and better life than they ever dreamed of”
(John 10:10 The Message).
You don’t have to worry about running short of anything, because God is the source of your life. He can turn on one faucet and turn off another. You can lose one job, and he can provide another. He wants to fill you beyond capacity with an endless supply of his goodness, joy, blessing, hope, and peace. Talk It Over
- What perspectives or emotions would a shortage mindset lead to?
- How does a surplus mindset produce peace in your life?
- Why do we so often worry about how much others have instead of focusing on God’s abundant provision in our own lives?
We are a drop site for food and water for the Waverly Community. We will be collecting this week from 7am-2pm until Friday, August 27. UNDERSTANDING THE CHURCH:
Rev. Yates will lead a class to help us understand who we are as a church beginning on September 12 during the Sunday School hour. They will meet in the last classroom on the left past the office. MEN’S LUNCH:
Men will meet for a time of lunch and fellowship on September 9th at noon at the Flat Tire Restaurant on Lebanon Road. LIFE LINE SCREENING:
There will be another Life Line Screening at Old Hickory on Friday, October 29. Click here for details
or register by calling toll free 1-888-653-6441 or text the word "circle" to 797979.BAPTISM:
If you are interested in Baptism, please see Pastor Mike. MAGNOLIA DISTRICT WOMEN'S RETREAT
will be October 22-24 at Camp Garner Creek with speaker Allison Durham Speer. Click here for details
.YOUTH GROUP NEWS!!
Bring a friend and join us for fun, fellowship, and growing in Christ. Youth Group meets on Tuesdays from 6-8pm
. The first hour will be games and snacks and the second will be the Bible study with a dive into Romans. BRING A FRIEND AND JOIN US! Contact Brice for more information. TAEKWONDO:
Join Brice for free Taekwondo class on Monday, August 30 from 6:00-8:00pm in the Family Life Center. In September, classes will be held on Mondays and Fridays from 6:00-8:00pm. Please email
for more information.
WORKERS ARE NEEDED.
Please let us know if you can help in the following areas...
- the Children's Department.
- to serve as ushers and greeters.
CHURCH CENTER: You are invited to join us on the Church Center app! Church Center is a place to connect with small groups and church events, send messages to your group, update your profile, and more! Download from the App Store and connect today. If you have trouble with setting up or updating your profile to keep your contact information up to date, see Jenn Houchin or Terri Ray.
FOOD PANTRY: The Old Hickory Nazarene location is open on Wednesday from 5:00-7:00 PM. Volunteers and donations are needed.
COFFEE SHOP: Uncommon Grounds is open every Monday-Saturday from 7:00 AM-2:00 PM. Invite a friend and use this great outreach to introduce the church to your friends.
CLASSES & STUDIES
Debbie Woodard leads the Young Adult class in person and via ZOOM for anyone who would like to join. They meet Sunday mornings at 9am in the classroom beside the new office.
Meeting ID: 868 1977 8952
Kenneth Ray & Gracie Smith lead the Friendship Class in person and via ZOOM for anyone who would like to join. They meet Sunday mornings at 9am in the classroom down the hall and to the right of the office.
Meeting ID: 846 6822 8046
Brice Rupert leads the teens class (grades 6-12), Kelsey Quillen leads the kids class (grades k-5), both in person at 9:00am. We have kids classes for all ages.
SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP begins at 10:00am in the sanctuary. The services will continue to be live streamed on Facebook and our website home page for those unable to be with us in the church building.
OH|KIDS CHURCH for K-5th grade meets in the kids room downstairs during the worship hour at 10:00am.
Coffee & Community Bible Study every other Tuesday at 9:30am in the Coffee Shop. Next meeting is on August 31.
YOUTH GROUP meets on Tuesdays from 6-8pm. The first hour will be games and snacks and the second will be the Bible study.
Wednesday Night Bible Study with Debbie Woodard is on Facebook Live (from Debbie's page) at 6:30pm.
Richard leads prayer and devotional on Thursdays at 7:00 PM via ZOOM for anyone who would like to join.
Meeting ID: 894 2501 3143