What Spilled Out Of Your Cup Today?
If It’s Inside, It Will Come Out!
Sometimes you get the best stuff from social media! God can take a seemingly simple post and work it into a lesson. He did that with me this morning on Facebook.
You are holding a cup of coffee when someone comes along and bumps into you or shakes your arm, making you spill your coffee everywhere.
Why did you spill the coffee?
“Well because someone bumped into me, of course!”
You spilled the coffee because there was coffee in your cup. Had there been tea in the cup, you would have spilled tea.
*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 over?
Joy, gratefulness, peace and humility?
Or anger, bitterness, harsh words and reactions?
Wow!!! What a lesson in this analogy.
Every day we have a choice of how we respond to what is around us. We can fill our lives with gratitude, forgiveness, joy, words of affirmation; and kindness, gentleness and love for others.
Or, we can choose to look at life as a struggle every day with only more trials. Our hope and joy lost in the hopelessness of the world.
What is your cup made of?
Is your cup a sturdy ceramic or a fragile china? With care, even the most fragile of china can hold the hottest of liquids.
2 Timothy 3:16-17 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.
Spending time in the word every day helps you get to know God and His ways. Crisis or blessing, learning God’s word directs and prepares us. We can focus on God and His word to get through anything.
What did you put in your cup this morning?
When we fill our cup each day, we can decide what goes into it. We can fill it with blessings or with grumbles.
Hebrews 4:16 Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.
Prayer is the sweetener for whatever is in our cup. God invites us to come boldly, with full confidence, to His throne of grace. We do that through prayer.
Are you sharing what is in your cup?
Friends are so important! Strong Christian friends support and encourage us in a world that is becoming increasingly intolerant to Christians.
Proverbs 11:14 Where there is no guidance, a people falls, but in an abundance of counselors there is safety.
Proverbs 17:17 A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.
Proverbs 19:20 Listen to advice and accept instruction, that you may gain wisdom in the future.
But what of those friends who do not know Christ? Do we just cut them out of our lives? Ignore them?
We need to spend time with our unsaved friends and insert God’s word into the conversation. We need to share our lives with them and point them to Christ.
So what is in your cup?
Is your cup full of God’s word, prayer, and good Christian friends? If it is, spill away!
What Spilled Out Of Your Cup Today? If It’s Inside, It Will Come Out!