It’s time to examine what’s in our cups. Not the cup that may be sitting in front of you but our spiritual cup, the one that’s constantly being depleted as you serve your family, friends, jobs, and communities. The one that may be sitting on empty if we haven’t taken the time to sit before the Father.
Remember Martha and Mary? (See Luke 10:38-42)
Let’s re-examine their story: Martha’s cup had to be on empty. Think about it? She was in front of Jesus and instead of sitting and soaking in all His glory, she cooked and cleaned. She did everything but enjoyed the presence of Jesus because her cup was filled with preconceived notions about how it is was more important to have a cleaned house than to spend time with the Lord. Had she examined her cup and enjoyed the Lord, she would have everything she needed in order to fulfill her duties of cooking and cleaning.
And let’s consider Mary-with all that had to be done to prepare for the ultimate guest, she chose to sit down and bask in His glory. Mary was preparing herself for the chores that had to be done by sitting at the feet of the Lord. She knew that in order to do what needed to be done, she had to soaking in the One who would give her the strength to do it all.
If we are all honest with ourselves, we probably identify more with Martha than Mary-but Mary was the wiser of the two. She recognized who she was in front of and she took hold of the moment to seek out the Master. Her cup was overflowing because she sought out the Living Water!
What’s in your cup? We took some time on the latest episode of “From Worn to Well” to explore what it takes to fill our cups. Check out this snippet:
You can listen to the full episode here: What’s In Your Cup?
Beloved sister, examine your cup. Is it dry to the bone? Is there a sticky residue of remnants of things that use to be in your cup? Or is it flowing with Living Water? We must take the time to fill ourselves so that we can pour out for the Father. We want our cups to be filled with life-giving, light-bearing, and sweet-tasting contents so that it is helpful to our loved ones and pleasing to the Father.
As we examine our cups, let this be our truth:
Peace and Blessings