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Is YOUR glass half empty or is HIS glass still half full?

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Here’s a little song I wrote… You might want to sing it note for note… Don’t worry, be happy… In every life, we have some trouble… But when you worry you make it double… Don’t worry, be happy Don’t worry, be happy now[…] ‘Cause when you worry your face will frown… And that will bring everybody down…

So don’t worry, be happy!!! — Don’t Worry, Be Happy by Bobby McFerrin.

God is no respecter of persons but, when your glass is half empty, it can sometimes feel that way. When it comes to throwing a pity party, I was in a league of my own. Moping around was second nature to me and were navel-gazing an Olympic sport, I’m pretty sure I would have more gold medals than Michael Phelps. When I used too wallow, I ate a lot. And allllllll the wrong foods. Which plays right into the hands of the voice in my head. Telling me, I’m a failure, that I’m a fraud, that the weight is creeping back on and in the blink of an eye, eight years of hard work gone in a puff of smoke. That’s what the voice does best. Its needles and niggles until I raise the white flag and admit defeat. It is relentless.

I cannot allow that to happen. I’ve worked too hard for one bad experience to wash away everything God allowed me to achieve so far. The TRUTH is, the glass is always full. ALWAYS. In fact, you can’t un-fill that glass. Don’t believe me? Walk over to your kitchen cupboard and grab a glass. Set it on the counter before you. Stick your finger in the glass. What’s in there? What’s all around you?

AIR. The glass is FULL of air. Turn it upside down. Does the air pour out? Nope!

It can’t, in fact, be un-filled with air unless one fills it with liquid. Liquid displaces the air, causing it to flow out of the cup into the atmosphere, and then, if you keep pouring, the liquid will eventually flow out of the glass too. My point, though, is this: The cup is never empty. It always runneth over. The question REALLY is, what is your cup full of? Is it fresh, sweet, anointed “LIVING WATER*”… or just air?

So then, the analogy becomes, “I must be filled, I need a source to pour into me.”

So take that cup {metaphor for your spirit }and fill it to the brim with water* and have a big drink. Let someone you love drink a few sips. See how that water level decreases? You’re in a better place than half-full or half-empty, but needing to continually be re-filled.

Today, I challenge you … go and saturate yourself in God. You can do this at home or in your office, out in nature, in your car – anywhere. I say this to you today, is your glass of comfort with God half full or half empty? Are you doing well today and have little needs if any or are you struggling, and God does not hear your prayers (so you think)? I once again refer you to 1Peter 5:6 Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he MAY EXALT YOU IN DUE TIME!, then go on to verse 7, CASTING ALL YOUR CARE UPON HIM! It does not say to cast some of your care on Him; it does not say cast most of your care upon Him, it clearly says CAST ALL YOUR CARE UPON HIM!

The mark of a believer is a life overflowing with gratitude.

Therefore as you have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, having been firmly rooted and now being built up in Him and established in your faith, just as you were instructed, and overflowing with gratitude.” (Colossians 2:6–7)

Is YOUR glass half empty or is HIS glass still half full?

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