My Cup Runneth Over


cupThe other day Sam asked me about the saying “a glass half full.”  I was thinking about it later and couldn’t get it out of my mind.  In life, most people can be put in one of two categories: the “glass half empty” types and the “glass half full” types.  I fall into neither category.  As David wrote, “My cup overflows” (Psalms 23:5).  So it is with me.  Now, that’s not to say that I am so blessed that nothing bad ever happens, because we are talking about real life here.  But I have chosen to keep my eyes fixed on my King of glory, and He is good all the time.  He is so good that I cannot contain all of His goodness; it just bubbles over.

It saddens me that the majority of people live “glass half empty” lives.  Yet even a “glass half full” life is not enough.  “The thief comes only to kill, steal, and destroy” (John 10:10) – in other words, give us bad, “glass half empty” lives.  But then there is Jesus.  He did not come so we could have “glass half full” lives.  Rather, as it tells us in that same verse in John, He came “that they may have life, and have it to the full.”  A life that is full and running over is what our infinitely good Father has for us if only we will accept it.  A life spilling over with His goodness is the life I have chosen because nothing else will do.  My life is filled beyond full with His presence, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

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