Good morning dear saints. Glad you have been given another day of blessings to share. I am sure you are like me is some ways. I have a closet full of clothes but there are some that I just feel comfortable wearing. I have my “Sunday go to meeting” clothes and then there are my favorite, my “daily duds.” These are comfortable and do the job just fine. You might say that my closet “overflows" with clothes.
I have been enjoying reading from Max Lucado’s book, “Traveling Light” as he brings to mind a deeper meaning of the 23rd Psalm. This morning I was back in verse five where David writes, “My cup over flows.” He speaks about the overflowing of grace and gratitude we as born-again believers have each day. The overflowing cup has a special meaning. We are not just talking about having a closet full of clothes or favorite daily duds here.
Several years ago, Rick Warren preached a sermon entitled “God’s Antidote To Your Hurts” and included some research he had done about the meaning of the overflowing cup spoke of here in verse 5. Here is what Dr. Warren had to say, “The overflowing cup was a powerful symbol in the days of David. Hosts in the ancient East used it to send a message to the guest. As long as the cup was kept full, the guest knew he was welcome. But when the cup sat empty, the host was hinting that the hour was late. On those occasions, however, when the host really enjoyed the company of the person, he filled the cup to overflowing. He didn’t stop when the wine reached the rim: he kept pouring until the liquid ran over the edge on the cup and down on the table.”
David is giving us a great reminder that God enjoys our company (no matter what we have done in the past) and He will keep overfilling our cup with His mercy, His grace, His love and we simply acknowledge His ABUNDANT GRACE with our gratitude. God loves us that much. He will continue to fill us with His love and concern. Ephesians 5:18, ”and don’t be drunk with wine which leads to reckless living, but be filled with the Holy Spirit.” Again John 10:10 says it like this, Jesus speaking, “I came to give life, and life more ABUNDANTLY.” That is the overflowing of God’s cup of grace. Enjoy and take a sip cause God’s love keeps on flowing. You are encouraged and welcome to stay at the feet of Christ Jesus as long as you like. Be an overflowing blessing today.