In the 23rdPsalm, verse 5, it reads…”you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.”
Again, I ask “What’s in your cup?”
For example: You are holding a cup of coffee when someone comes along and bumps into you, making you spill your coffee everywhere. Why did you spill the coffee? You spilled the coffee because there was coffee in your cup. Had there been tea in the cup, you would have spilled tea. The point is whatever is inside the cup, is what will spill out. Therefore, when life comes along and shakes you, which will happen, whatever is inside you will come out.
It’s easy to fake it until you get rattled. So, we have to ask ourselves, “What’s in my cup?” When life gets tough, what spills out? Joy, gratefulness, peace and humility? Or does anger, bitterness, harsh words and reactions come out? You choose!
Today as we enter into the holiday season let’s think about filling our cups with gratitude, forgiveness, joy, words of affirmation, kindness, gentleness, and especially thanksgiving.
In Matthew Chapter 23 Jesus says, “…You hypocrites, you are so careful to clean the outside of the cup…, but inside you are filthy, full of greed, and self-indulgence! Blind Pharisees! First wash the inside of the cup, and then the outside will become clean, too.”
LIFE LESSON: Our Lord is not saying that the outside should not be clean, but we give the wrong impression when the inside is dirty and the outside is not. The place to start is on the inside. Remember the mystery of our faith is “Christ lives in you, the hope of glory.” (Col 1:27) Therefore, let His love overflow and spill out through you.
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