You may have heard it asked before, “Is your cup half full or half empty?” If you answer “half full” you are an optomist. If you answer “half empty” you are a pessimist, or so they say.
My cup is full of my family…I thank Jesus each day for them…Kent, Kallie, Jacob, Kevin, and Joel. I love them all! But with two graduated and moving, I might feel my cup is becoming half empty. Perhaps they will return with spouses and children and my cup will be full again :-)!
What about my TEA CUPP? This is my time each morning with Jesus, when I read my Bible and pray to Him. If My TEA CUPP is half full or half empty, I’m not doing my job! Did I oversleep and skip my Bible reading? Did I neglect to pray for those on my list? Oh, I want My TEA CUPP to be full to overflowing, so that when I am finished, my cup overflows to others.
I’m reminded of the old days when my parents would drive their car to a full-service gas station. “Fill it with regular, please,” my dad would say. While the attendant pumped the gas, he would also wash the windows and even check the oil. Our prayer time should be like this. When we sit down with Jesus each morning, we should first pray, “Fill me up, please, dear Jesus.” Then we open our Bibles. While reading His Word, we are washed clean and given a tune-up for the day ahead. My TEA CUPP is full and I’m ready to serve Him.
…My cup runs over. Psalm 23:5 (NKJV)
Today’s TEA CUPP: How about you? Is your cup full? Read your Bible each day, asking Jesus to fill you up.