Is your cup overflowing?

22 Mar

I was recently sent an image that stayed with me long after I stopped looking at it. I received it from a friend and I thought it was a very poignant thought. It read like this:

“The pessimist sees the glass half empty. The optimist sees the glass half full. The psalmist says, ‘My cup runneth over.” This notion is taken from Psalm 23:5

How powerful to say that your cup is not only full but it is overflowing! That gives me images of other “overflowing things.” Those that come to mind are a purse stuffed with “essentials,” a garage full of cars and other necessities, a closet with more than one outfit, coat or pair of shoes…or maybe that closet has countless things in it. My point is that most people have “overflow” of something and I shall admit that sometimes I forget that. I look around and do not always see just what I have.

In. Front. Of. Me.

” And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.” –2 Corinthians 9:8

Consider your abundant blessings if you have a couple friends you call “best,” reasonably good health, a family who loves you, a warm home as needed and food on your table more than once a day.

That, my friends, is abundance. It is a cup that overflows. It is God’s goodness brought to you and to me in tangible ways. It does not mean that life is perfect and that sorrow and pain will never darken the door, but it does reveal to us how much we have in God’s generous love.


2 Responses to “Is your cup overflowing?”

  1. Sueb March 22, 2023 at 3:41 pm #

    AWESOME is right!! Abundance to share!

    • dar1124 March 22, 2023 at 11:06 pm #

      Amen to your comment,Sue. And sometimes we need to be reminded.

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