The overflow of life is work

The overflow of life is work,
  The work should be our living!
What we experience e’er should be
  The message we are giving.
When living and the work are one,
  The work will be effectual;
When message and the life are one,
  The word will be successful.
The work must be the fruit of life,
  Born thru the Spirit’s flowing;
As branches of the Lord, the vine,
  Fruit bearing, life bestowing.
’Tis Christ Himself thru us to work,
  Himself as life expressing,
And all the riches of His life
  To others manifesting.
’Tis not a movement borne of man,
  But by His power moving;
’Tis not the deeds done outwardly,
  But inward action proving.
’Tis not the work of enterprise,
  But ’tis His life confessing;
’Tis not to toil for our success,
  But ’tis Himself expressing.
Our plans, our aims, our energy
  We must abandon wholly,
That He may work His plan thru us,
  His aim and object solely.
Ourselves, with all we are and have,
  To death we must surrender,
That Christ may live Himself thru us
  With riches and with splendor.

Copyright Living Stream Ministry. Used by permission.

Mary Belle Van Der Noord

Helena, AL, United States

The service of the church is not a great work or large enterprise with a huge accomplishment, but the ministering and flowing out of Christ.

“When living and the work are one,

The work will be effectual;

When message and the life are one,

The word will be successful. ”

Oh, Lord, You only need us to abide in You, to be filled with You, and to release the supply of Your life to others!

(CWWL, 1950-51, vol. 3, “The Spirit and Service in Spirit, p. 393)

Peter Macdonald

Wellington, New Zealand

Our plans, our aims, our energy

We must abandon wholly,

O Lord! I'm so convicted

Isabel Mendoza

Spartanburg, SC, United States

Te amamos señor Jesús por. Este tiempo y por tu palabra

Isabel De 0Campo

Spartanburg, South Carolina Estados Unidos, United States

Amén alleluia

Te alabamos Señor Jesús oh te amamamos alleluia por el cuerpo

Jonathan C.Saren

Cagayan De Oro City, Camiguin Province, Philippines

Hallelujah, the work in the church should be the outflow of life being experienced and enjoyed through His word. Daily, as life we had experienced we can life minister to others by our abiding, joining and giving Him the ground to fill us....Amen.

Joanna L Smathers

Baton Rouge, LA, United States

In the midst of all this flood related work may You have a rich flowing out. Live Yourself through us Lord with riches and splendor.


Cherelus, Arad County, Romania

Lord, may Your life fill us day by day so we can co-work with You by the outflow of the life within us.

Selah PB

Cagayan De Oro City, Misamis Oriental, Philippines

The Lord Jesus and the Father were not working separately. On the contrary, the Lord was working with the Father as one. Hallelujah!!!!

Hưng Nguyễn

Cam Ranh, Khnh Ha, Vietnam

Cng tc đng đắn đ l tun đổ sự sống.

Lemuel Ian B. Cua

Zambonga, Zambonga Del Sur, Philippines

Praise the Lord that the overflow of life is work! Oh brothers and sisters, the work should be our living!

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