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5/13/10

My cup runneth over...

One of the most well-known chapters in the bible is the 23rd Psalm. We all learn it when we are little. Preachers wrap sermon's around it. It becomes bible study lessons. But as we grow older, do we really appreciate the depth of what God is telling us? Do we grasp the very purpose of His words? We search throughout the world for some kind of understanding; something that will put our heart at peace and rest our souls. The answer is in the words of that beautiful Psalm of old. In vs. 5 & 6, David reminds us of God's presence in our lives. "Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever." It is so simple when we allow ourselves to let go and let God. A dear friend in Arizona shared a poem with me yesterday, author unknown, that made me stop and think what a wonderful life I have and how I should thank God everyday for my blessings. Drinking from my saucer I've never made a fortune, and it's probably too late now. But I don't worry about that much, I'm happy anyhow. And as I go along life's way, I’m reaping better than I sowed. I'm drinking from my saucer, 'Cause my cup has overflowed. Haven't got a lot of riches, and sometimes the goings tough. But I've got loved ones all around me, and that makes me rich enough. I thank GOD for His blessings, and the mercies He’s bestowed. I'm drinking from my saucer, 'Cause my cup has overflowed. I remember times when things went wrong, my faith wore somewhat thin. But all at once the dark clouds broke, and the sun peeped through again. So. LORD, help me not to gripe, about the tough rows I have hoed. I'm drinking from my saucer, 'Cause my cup has overflowed. If GOD gives me strength and courage, when the way grows steep and rough. I'll not ask for other blessings, I'm already blessed enough. And may I never be too busy to help others bear their loads. Then I'll keep drinking from my saucer, 'Cause my cup has overflowed.
May your days be filled with sunshine and laughter and may you always drink from a cup that is overflowing. Have a wonderful day.

2 comments:

Deb said...
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Bee's Place said...

I thought it a very timely poem. And of course the 23rd Psalm never goes out of style.