My Cup Overflows

14th November

You prepare a feast for me in the presence of my enemies. You honour me by anointing my head with oil. My cup overflows with blessings.”

Psalm 23:5

My cup overflows’ is an expression taken from the wonderful psalm of David, in chapter 23. It is often a term used in the secular world to express an overflowing gratitude or emotion, that almost feels like it cannot be contained; You feel so loved, so grateful or so emotional, that it almost feels like it is overflowing out of you. One could probably conclude that David too, had a similar feeling when looking back at how much God had blessed him, led him, guided him and provided for him. His words are almost saying that ‘God has blessed me so much, that I cannot contain His blessings in anything measured by human understanding, but rather it is pouring out of me.’

Let us too imagine our lives as a cup or glass for a moment. Before Christ, our cup was dirty, a mess and full of murky cloudy water. Yet as Christ pours Himself, more and more into us, the murky cloudy water is washed away and we begin to be cleansed and filled with fresh, pure and clean water. It is like God, through the Holy Spirit, washes our sins away and creates a purity in us, almost as if we have just been through a cycle of a dishwasher. The end result is a clean glass, filled with clean water. Yet more than just the glass being filled, if we keep asking for more of the Holy Spirit, more of the cleansing work of Christ, our cup begins to overflow, and as it overflows, we begin to water all that is around us, our schools, homes, offices and workplaces. May it be our prayer, that we too will live in the fullness of a cup that is overflowing with God’s blessings and may we too, water all that is around us with God’s blessings and anointing.

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