Quote for Today

Life is a cup to be filled not drained.
Anonymous


John 4:14 “But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst;
but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.”

If you find yourself drained, empty or wondering aimlessly, pray this song with me and then click below and sing with me. May your cup be filled to overflowing today!

“Fill my cup Lord,
I lift it up, Lord!
Come and quench this thirsting of my soul;
Bread of heaven, Feed me till I want no more
Fill my cup, fill it up and make me whole! “

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7 thoughts on “Quote for Today

  1. “Contrary to popular opinion” the cup of life, (described in the quote above) is not to be poured out and poured out till there is no more and then the end comes. But Christ promised in His Word and demonstrated in the Bible that the crucible of oil would be constantly filled.
    A story that demonstrates this is in 2Kings 4. The widow woman had nothing left but a jar of oil and she was in great debt. When that oil was used up she and her sons would starve to death. She cried out for help to the man chosen of God, His prophet, Elisha. He told her to Pour Forth the only thing that she had, her oil, into jars she had collected and she was able to fill a multitude of jars. She had oil enough for her household and enough to sell to pay her debts. The oil sustained for a lifetime.
    But first she had to obey and Pour Forth her one remaining vessel.
    In another story of God’s provision of oil, symbolic of Holy Spirit in the Scriptures, is the story in 1Kings 17. When Elijah came to a town where a widow was gathering sticks to fire her last meal, he asked her to sacrifice and give him (Elijah) her meal. When she was obedient, the prophet said, “Thus says the Lord. Your jar of meal and your vessel of oil shall not fail until the rains come again and food will be available to you.”
    In each case, there was a “deed” a movement in the person….of obedience and faith. There is a pouring forth of what they had in obedience… and THEN… The oil will not fail and the vessel of life will be constantly filled like the song says and we will have much with which to share and give and minister right to the finale, not dregs, not drained but delightful!

  2. As a Sunday School teacher I would often have my students sing “Give Me Oil in My Lamp”. In Matthew 25 we are told to keep oil in our lamp. Our jobs here are not finished until our time is up. Not time to give up on life, it is time to get up and do what we can – pray to Him, sing to Him – and serve Him the King of Kings.

    Have you ever noticed the oil of gladness in people who serve the Lord as they get older or have you noticed the depressed spirits of those who don’t put their hope in Jesus. One is filled the other drained.

    Here is the song. It will fill you with joy. Give Me Oil in My Lamp

    Give Me Oil
    in My Lamp

    Give me oil in my lamp, keep it burning
    Give me oil in my lamp I pray
    Give me oil in my lamp, keep it burning
    Burning, burning.
    Keep it burning till the light of day

    Sing Hosannah, sing Hosannah
    Sing Hosannah to the King of Kings
    Sing Hosannah, sing Hosannah
    Sing Hosannah to the King!

    Make me fishers of men keep me searching,
    Make me fishers of men I pray
    Make me fishers of men keep me searching,
    Searching, searching,
    Keep me searching till the light of day.

    Sing Hosannah, sing Hosannah
    Sing Hosannah to the King of Kings
    Sing Hosannah, sing Hosannah
    Sing Hosannah to the King!

    Give me joy in my heart keep me praising
    Give me joy in my heart I pray
    Give me joy in my heart keep me praising
    Praising, praising!
    Keep me praising till the break of day.

    Sing Hosannah, sing Hosannah
    Sing Hosannah to the King of Kings
    Sing Hosannah, sing Hosannah
    Sing Hosannah to the King!

    Give me love in my heart keep me serving
    Give me love in my heart I pray
    Give me love in my heart keep me serving
    Serving, serving.
    Keep me serving till the break of day.

    Sing Hosannah, sing Hosannah
    Sing Hosannah to the King of Kings
    Sing Hosannah, sing Hosannah
    Sing Hosannah to the King!

  3. A vase of freshly cut flowers, arranged in a vase always seem to bring life to the atmosphere of the room and lift spirits. But in order stay beautiful and long lasting the stems should be re-cut and fresh water added frequently because the flowers are working hard to absorb water and stay full. Through distraction, forgetfulness or neglect we can allow the water to be drained by the working flowers. Then the flowers droop, wilt and look lifeless.
    We are like the flowers. As we work and give out life, we need to be watered ourselves through studying God’s word, church fellowship, worshiping Him and praying just like the song in Sara’s blog says to do. And we need our stems re-cut. Maybe we just need a freshly cut attitude or perspective. Or maybe we need to cut off some things that block our uptake…things like the song says… “who are craving the pleasures earthly things afford…”

  4. I thought I was saying, take responsibility and control of your life. I will not let worry, fear and other well ‘drunkers’ drink from my cup. I will keep my cup full and overflowing with joy, peace, love, happiness and let my overflow help those that need a primer to prime their water well so their spring can once again spring forth.

  5. “Life is a cup to be filled…”
    What are you putting in your cup? Is it a cup that could give a drink to a thristy soul? Or is it a cup filled with water
    only for self? A cup thus filled is still empty.

  6. Gary, I guess this test of well water would be? Do people leave our presence better off than they were before? Did the water from our inner well refresh them? According to scripture when we bring Good News to others and refresh them, our feet are beautiful! And when they leave do we look down at our feet and say, WHOA, how beautiful are my feet. (Romans 10″15)

    Hum, wonder why giving good news makes our feet so beautiful!

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