December 12, 2012
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Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again (Luke 6:38).
People say that a pessimist sees the cup as half empty and the optimist sees it as half full. That’s as far as human wisdom can take us. The Word of God tells of a cup that is running over (Psalm 23 and the above Scripture). I think I see my problem — I have this great big cup and I want it filled to the brim so that I can face many tomorrows knowing that my needs are supplied. And it’s hard to give any of it away because it’s never quite full enough.
But, if I start with a cup that’s just big enough for this moment, right here and now, God fills it to overflowing. And no matter how much I give away, it is still running over. Why is it so hard for me to remember that?