Fill my cup Lord with You. Every day of our life we give ourselves away. Consequently we give to man, what is meant for God. We have already developed a sense within us before we are even born to take in information. We recognize familiar voices, music, etc. that we heard in the womb. I know a young girl that never knew her biological father. Taken from the hospital right into foster care as a infant. Yet at required visits, she would scream uncontrollably at the sound of his voice, until she was taken out.
I have watched our grandchildren soak in information and react in ways they have learned. Our one year old grand daughter picked up a little calculator the other day, looked at it, and promptly put it to her ear like a cellphone. It was adorable, yet telling. She didn’t recognize it as a calculator(old school) in her world it must be a phone.
All that to say as we go through life we continue to gather information faster then we even comprehend. A little girl swirls around in her new dress and says “am I pretty daddy, mommy, grandpa, grandma, neighbor, etc.?” Depending on their response she collects that information. As she continues to grow she constantly asks that question. Soon it is from boys, friends, young men, her husband. In millions of subjects in her lifetime she holds out her cup. “Will you tell me I’m pretty, will you tell me I’m smart, will you love me, will you keep me safe, am I worthy of your attention,” etc.? Consequently, she is always looking for her cup to be full.
Our little boys are experiencing this same issue. They are asking; “am I handsome, am I smart, am I strong, will you love me, am I good enough, etc.?” Millions of more questions he will ask of those around him and draw millions of conclusions from that information that he collects. Consequently, some of the information he receives will be taken as worthless. Yet some he will take to heart, therefore molding and changing him. Either way it is what he concludes.
We as parents are also very busy and taking in our own information and holding our cup out to others. We, are, going to fail our children. Because of what is going on at the moment, we are going to yell or react in a way that may not have been best. So we have to arm our children and ourselves with what God says about us, so we aren’t taking on all this emotional drama that the world deals out every second.
The size of the paycheck our men are receiving, and so much more, has become their value determiner. For women, it is their looks, how much they get paid, etc. Plastic surgery is big business because we are concluding that we are not good enough. Anorexia, teen pregnancy, abortion, etc. is huge among young girls. Is this what we want for our children? Isn’t it time to change our approach of this, it clearly is not working.
We are not even able, to control the information that we take in everyday. Yet I do believe we can set boundaries and have moral limits that we allow into our lives. We have to arm ourselves and our families with the knowledge that God is telling us of our worth, value, etc..
I believe that instead of worldly books, tv shows, etc. we need to be filling our cups with God’s word. Teaching our children what God says about them, and ourselves, so they will not be trying to fill their cups with worldly information.
We are failing God, if our cups are not full of what He says about us. To the world, we should be the tea pot, pouring out the gospel to others so that they can also fill their cups with the living water as God offered the woman at the well.
Fill my cup Lord and let it runneth over!!
What are you/your family filling your/their cup(s) with? Is it leading you/them towards God or away from Him?
Thanks for letting me share what’s on my heart today.