“…You fill my cup until it overflows…” Psalm 23:5 CEV
Spilling over… Have you ever poured the perfect cup of coffee, carefully stirred in a hint of sugar and as you begin to add the cream, you can see that your cup is about to run over, spilling out some of that delicious liquid that you’ve been anticipating since you opened your eyes that morning?
That picture of spilling over is what we as Christians are to be all about: overflowing with the pure, refreshing, living water of Jesus Christ. This priceless liquid pours freely from our authentic, intimate relationship with Him and it is God Himself that continually replenishes the supply in us through His Holy Spirit. The truly beautiful thing is, it’s not just meant for us, but His abundance overflows the cup of our lives so that we can bring a taste of that life giving water to those around us who are dying of thirst. Even taking it a step further, God asks us to intentionally be poured out for Him. To willingly pour out what He’s poured into us- to tip that cup over, lavishly spilling out that precious liquid of life, confident that He is the source of that refreshment and promises to once again, “fill our cup until it overflows”. But we can’t pour out what hasn’t been poured in. If your cup feels a little empty, stop right now and spend some time in the word and in prayer, allowing God to replenish your life. And if your cup is full, ask to be poured out for God’s greatest purpose today, knowing He is faithful to re-fill you to overflowing as you spend time with Him.
On the last and most important day of the festival, Jesus stood up and shouted, “If you are thirsty, come to me and drink! Have faith in me, and you will have life-giving water flowing from deep inside you, just as the Scriptures say.” John 7:37-38 CEV
In the same way, after the supper He (Jesus) took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in My blood, which is poured out for you.” Luke 22:20 NIV
But even if I am being poured out like a drink offering on the sacrifice and service coming from your faith, I am glad and rejoice with all of you. Words of Paul in Philippians 2:17 NIV
The Lord will guide you continually, giving you water when you are dry and restoring your strength. You will be like a well-watered garden, like an ever-flowing spring. Isaiah 58:11 NLT