Thursday, November 5, 2015

What Are Your Cup Stats?

Today is one of those days where I am so thankful to know who I am in Christ. I am exhausted, beat up and tired. I have been crying for the last hour but please do not feel sorry for me. Even Jesus cried you know!

I keep thinking about that age old question, "How full is your cup?"

My cup I promise you is always overflowing. I say that because I know who I am in Christ. I know my destiny. Today is just a pit stop along the way. I choose to keep my eyes focused on what lies at the end of this often long, hard, grueling road that I walk on. It is in knowing the truth that I am able to smile and laugh beyond the heartache and tears that plague my daily life.

The evil one will use people, places and things to attempt to drag you down and beat you up. Don't ever forget that He who is in you is stronger than he who is in the world.

That does not mean that life is going to be easy. Truthfully, it is most likely going to be hard. It may at times kick your rear end, but it does not concur you.This is how you come to realize there is a God.

I live with a man who often mocks my faith even though he has witnessed first hand some of the things God has done for me. He believes that because our life is hard, because I am not a famous writer, because I am not rich that I serve a false God. He is WRONG. I serve a loving God who carries me through trials and tribulations that are fierce.

I have been in the pit of hell and I climbed out smiling with Jesus at my side. Yes, I cry. Yes, I have hard days. Pick up your bible and you'll discover I am not alone in this.

King David loved the LORD. He praised him, sang to him, worshipped him and credited him throughout his life. King David also fell to temptation and when confronted repented unlike King Saul.

As the bible makes it clear, not one of us is without sin. Not one of us! However, God did not send his son into the world to condemn us. He sent Him into the world to save us. Today is just a day. When you step back and look at the big picture, days, weeks, years, fly by. The older we get the faster they seem to go. One cannot deny that we truly are like vapor. Here today, gone tomorrow. What we do with our lives matters only in the respect of who we lead to Christ for Christ leads us all to the Father. When you read all He spoke, you see that He is always pointing to the Father.

As a child I walked and talked with God. It was in seeking him later in life that I discovered Christ and it was indeed my seeking and coming to understand the word of God thanks to my searching out just who Christ was to me that I came to truly know and love my heavenly Father.

If it were not for my understanding of things, that I am in a spiritual battle, God only knows where I would be today for my life is a far cry from a garden of roses! My life is also a far cry from absolute hell. I am blessed for today I walk with the LORD again. He comforts me through my tears and it is in keeping my focus on him that I am able to smile when the children return from school.

Today I leave you with some great advice that was written a long long time ago:

Finally brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things. (Philippians 4:8, NASB)

In other words, don't get stuck in the mud focusing on all that is wrong in the world or in your personal life. Things as we all have come to witness change . . . what is constant is the Love of God. Keep your focus on those things mentioned and you too will see your cup as always overflowing!



Wendy, walks with God, mom of many

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