My Cup Runneth Over


Psalms 23:5

Sometimes it is all I can do to tie a knot and hang on, I have less than an overflowing attitude, it is more like who pulled the plug in the drain? I focus on the do not have instead of what we do have, basically I give in to stinking thinking.   I don’t know what God is trying to teach us in this season, are we about to experience loss the size of Job? Please, God, I hope not.

Right before Christmas, my husband lost his second job, he worked part-time for a local grocery store in addition to his day job, just 9 months before that he had lost his primary job due to the company closing its doors, so we were just recovering from one job loss(my husband found a new primary job) when the grocery store announced they were closing right before Christmas.

We were struggling before this to get caught up and back on track, this was a hard blow to us financially and mentally if it weren’t for the fact that it is sports season and I am a board op for our local radio station there are many weeks we would not have had anything. Now before you think man she is very ungrateful, let me just say, it is only by the grace of God and the people he has put in our lives that we have made it thus far. A fact that is not wasted on me and my mopping.

Sometimes just getting it out and putting a voice to the thoughts is so much better than just keeping it all bottled up. Each week I am struggling to figure out how to pay and what to pay bill wise, there are things like electricity, house payments, loan payments well you get the idea. So let’s get to the overflowing part because my cup does truly overflow! God has placed some wonderful and very giving people in our lives, I won’t call them out by name but I will tell of their importance in our story.

First up are the inter-tribe members of our life, these are the people whom we are closest to, the people who week after week have bought groceries, paper products, filled our gas tanks, bought us WW goodies so we can stay on program, but most importantly they pray with us and for us. There is also that one person who has gone out of her way to help us find a way to lower our house payment so we can keep paying it and hopefully on-time, she too has prayed with and for us.

So you see while things seem bleak, and I can’t figure out what God wants us to learn in this season, maybe it is just to recognize His hand in every aspect of our lives and not just in the seasons of abundance. Today I will rejoice and be glad in it, for this is the day the Lord has made. And as I count my blessings I realize that My Cup Truly Runs Over!

Saved To Serve A God Styled Life,

Maggie P