Summer officially started on the calendar this week, June21st…some people are just starting their summer break but many folks in the south have been out of school since the end of May, and some college students have been on summer break since early May. So depending upon where you live, the cup you are drinking from today may be overflowing, or feeling somewhat empty. You may have poured too much into it with an abundance of activities, or you may feel your summer cup is empty and needs new wine!
As you drink your coffee or tea today talk to Jesus about where you are. What’s in your cup?
Are you feeling empty today? Or is your cup filled?
What cup would you like to drink from in the coming days?
the cup of peace…the kind that passes all understanding
the cup of joy…the kind that overflows
the cup of grace… for myself and for other people
the cup of compassion…for myself and others
the cup of rest…overflowing refreshment
the cup of living water, a cup that doesn’t run dry
the cup of new wine…more Holy Spirit…new vision, more power
the cup of forgiveness
the cup of understanding
the cup of love …filled up by Jesus
What have you been holding in your cup that you might need to pour out, or wash out in order to receive these new things? Pour out Bitterness, Anger, Resentment, Fear, Comparison, Condemnation of yourself or someone else? What else?
As you physically wash your cup, ask Jesus to remove and wash away the stuff that is getting in your way.
As you pour yourself a cup of your favorite beverage, ASK JESUS FOR WHAT YOU NEED! ASK JESUS to fill your cup!
Lord, you alone are my portion and my cup;
you make my lot secure. Psalm 16:5
You revive my drooping head;
my cup brims with blessing.
Your beauty and love chase after me
every day of my life.
I’m back home in the house of God
for the rest of my life. Psalm 23: 5b-6
HOLD YOUR CUP filled with your favorite tea, coffee, etc and pray
We breathe in your fragrance
We taste and are reminded that you are good.
We breathe in your fragrance and
We confess that we cannot keep pouring out from an empty cup.
Fill our cups with peace, hope, joy and love!
Living Water! Quench our thirst!
We are parched and need you to overflow in us!
Fill us again til we are overflowing!
We drink in your love & receive your wisdom!
We are grateful that you are a God of abundance.
Thank you for making all things new!
In your Name!
God loves you where you are…with an empty or dirty cup, or if your cup is cracked or chipped.
Jesus longs to fill your cup with love and blessing! Drink in the BLESSING of God today.
©lillylewin and freerangeworship.com
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