Have you ever been out to eat and run out of what’s in your glass before you finish what’s on your plate?
Here’s what you find yourself doing: You pick up your glass, look down the mouth of it to the bottom, hoping that you’ll find something there you missed. No, it’s empty. Or maybe there's just ice, nothing to drink. So you shake the glass a little hoping that will shake loose a few drops. Really nothing. You look around for the server, wondering if you can get a refill. She’s nowhere. (If you can get a refill, will you have to pay for it?)
That never happens at the LORD’s table:
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. (Psalms 23:5)
Overflows! The LORD is lavish in the sustenance he provides. Abundant food, overflowing drink.
So if we’re thirsty — finding ourselves at a loss facing a problem, finding ourselves at odds with a loved one, or having trouble finding our way and don’t know why — if we’re thirsty and our cup is empty it is likely not because God is holding out on us.
How can we experience the life God promises? How can we know frequent refreshment from him for our days?
Let’s talk more about that tomorrow….
Pastor Mark loves his wife and grown children, the Word of God, and words. And coffee,
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:6–7)
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