Fill my cup Jesus

Psalm 15(16):1-2,5,7-11

Alleluia.
Preserve me, God, I take refuge in you.
I say to the Lord: ‘You are my God.
O Lord, it is you who are my portion and cup;
it is you yourself who are my prize.’

Alleluia.
I will bless the Lord who gives me counsel,
who even at night directs my heart.
I keep the Lord ever in my sight:
since he is at my right hand, I shall stand firm.

Alleluia.
And so my heart rejoices, my soul is glad;
even my body shall rest in safety.
For you will not leave my soul among the dead,
nor let your beloved know decay.

Alleluia.
You will show me the path of life,
the fullness of joy in your presence,
at your right hand happiness for ever.

Scripture: The words in the scripture that spoke to me today are

Preserve me, God, I take refuge in you.
I say to the Lord: ‘You are my God.
O Lord, it is you who are my portion and cup;

Observation: What is Jesus saying personally to me today – Fill my cup Jesus

In a world where it is so easy to loose yourself, the identity that God have given me made in his image, this is a personal call for preservation. This is also connected to the capacity and volume of how much I can accept in his name, being the size of my cup. God expands my capacity or cup as he sees I am ready to fill it with his presence and love. ironically, when I am so busy it is at these times when I can feel most empty, empty of purpose, love, peace and joy because I haven’t accepted that the filling is through him not me. Accept that my capacity or size of my cup comes through him and that I need to take refuge in him to preserve my relationship with him.

Thank you for speaking to me Jesus

Application: How do I respond to what Jesus is saying today, right now?

Right now I cant imagine how big my cup is as it is not going to be limited by Jesus. It is full of my two oldest friends going through cancer and a marriage breakup, people actively attacking me in my workplace, a ministry that feels overwhelming and being present and available for my family. “Preserve me, I take refuge in you” speaks directly in to my heart this morning. This feels like an opportunity, no, a necessity to fill all of this with Jesus. If everything that I have and experience is from Jesus then I have no other choice than to not just get through this, but to have a deeper encounter with Him. Today I will call my two friends and just be available for them and do a 20 minute mediation of invitation for Jesus to fill this cup he has just expanded beyond my imagination.

Prayer:

Lord,
you are my everything, the cup and the filling.
You give me what I can handle now I turn to you to do it all.
May your grace allow me to show you in amongst all of this.
Help me to present with you in all my relationship, jobs and activities.
Your will be done as I take refuge in you.
Amen