If you are anything like me, 2020 has required so much more from you. You are trying to pour your best into all you do, but your cup is empty. You are physically, mentally and emotionally drained! In order to continue pouring into others, you need to fill yourself.
We can try so many things to fill ourselves, but unless we are holding our cups upright to God, whatever we try to fill ourselves with is just falling back out. There are many verses in the Bible that talk about the cup of Jesus and God filling us with the Spirit, with hope, joy, peace, and love. These are all the things that are so desperately needed during the trials of this year. But are we going to the only One that can truly give us these things?
There are so many excuses of why we don’t spend time in God’s word like we should. “I don’t have time” being foremost. This gets us into an area my family dubbed God math. God math doesn’t make human sense. More time spent with God actually means more time for everything else. When you make the sacrifice to carve out time, you tend to be more productive. When you pause in the chaos to focus on God, your day tends to run smoother. When you sacrifice that last 15-20 mins of sleep (that you really need because your toddler was up at 3am), God provides energy and motivation.
God math doesn’t make sense, but when we devote our time and lives to God, it’s amazing what he can do. Ephesians 3:17-19 “And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge- that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.”
Bad times will still come, but when we allow God to fill us, when our cups are overflowing, we can pour so much more onto others around us!