For several years, whenever my husband and I traveled to a different state I would purchase a teacup to add to my collection. They were pretty, but most of the time they just sat on a shelf and collected dust—beautiful on the outside but dirty from dust on the inside. Can we be like that? I’ve afraid so.
THINK ABOUT THIS:
“For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily
and you are complete (full) in Him.
Col. 2:9, 10
“That you might be filled with all the fullness of God.”
As a child of God, we have the fullness of the Godhead (in Christ) dwelling in us. We are complete (or full in Him). So it’s never a question of how much of the Godhead we have in us; it’s a question about how much He has of us!
We can fill our cup with all kinds of “stuff” and not have room for God. It may be filled with busyness or things of the flesh.
We may be like a “cracked cup”—cracked emotionally, spiritually, or physically. Most of us are probably like this cup.
There is nothing wrong with admitting we are a cracked cup. In fact, that’s good!
“Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that
the power of Christ may rest upon me….for when I am weak, then am I strong.”
II Cor. 12:9, 10
This is one of those paradoxes in scripture. It doesn’t seem to make sense, but that is exactly when the Lord can work the most in our lives. We don’t have to be perfect before the Lord will use us.
When we clean a cup, fill it and use it up; what do we do? We clean it, fill it up, and use it up again. It is refilled time and time again. This is like our Christian life. One filling will not be sufficient for tomorrow’s needs. It’s an on-going, day by day walk with the Lord until the day He takes us home.
Which cup are you like? Whatever your need, our precious Lord wants to fill your cup. He is able to do “exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think according to the power that works in us.” Eph. 3:20
We are filled with everything we need!
“You are complete (full) in Him.”
Col. 2:9, 10
This little chorus, “Fill My Cup” by Richard Blanchard, could be used as a prayer:
Like the woman at the well, I was seeking
For things that could not satisfy.
And then I heard my Savior speaking
“Draw from My well that never shall run dry.
Fill my cup, Lord. I lift it up, Lord!
Come and quench this thirsting of my soul.
Bread of heaven, feed me till I want no more,
Fill my cup, fill it up and make me whole!
You have ALL of Him. Does He have ALL of you?