I surfed into your blog this morning as I googled the phrase “when I am dry you fill my cup” (from a worship song). I recalled every word.
With regard to “a cup that runneth over,” several places in the New Testament talk about Jesus Himself being our food and drink (John 6:55).
Bread of heaven, feed me till I want no more. That’s hardly the best frame of mind to write about fullness of life in Christ! This is the kind of thing that can also be shared by a service leader in church, to give the congregation a new appreciation for the song when they sing it. If you kneel to Him and humbly pray: Questions: Now or ever. Wordwise Hymns
Fill my cup, fill it up and make me whole! There.
Jesus had a cup that He shared with those around Him during His life and ministry. It seems you have no clear answers to my question.
Fill my cup, fill it up and make me whole. But in spite of physical limitations, the pastor continue to serve the Lord, even launching a television ministry popular in the Miami area. except in the marvellous Grace of God and the supremely magnificent Gift of His only begotten Son! The writing of Fill My Cup came about in an unusual way. When our cup runneth over…fill someone else’s cup. It shows not only His willingness but also His ability to care for us by providing proper food and water in abundance, and protection in times of danger. .
We are the ones called to shine His Light and fill their cups with God’s love. With that out of the way, now I’ve been trying to come to terms with what it means to have your “cup” running over and put it in words that haven’t been “worn out.”, You don’t have to be real smart to figure out that, in a context such as this, having your “cup” running over simply suggests having more than enough. He also wrote numerous songs and, interestingly, a musical about Francis of Assisi.
( Log Out / That leads him to make a gospel appeal in the final stanza. … Love is intangible; what does it “feel” like to be loved? That is some of the “stuff” with which I’d like to have the “cup” of my life filled and overflowing. _____, 1925; d. Apr. For always there will be greater and letter persons than yourself.” In other words, there are always people who have more. or less. .
There are millions in this world who are seeking For pleasures earthly goods afford. Contentment. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. When we ask Him, “Do You love me?” (as I often do), it’s doubt. By: rcottrill on August 3, 2017 at 7:49 am. You will find a lot of folks there who’d love to see you—including your cousins, Adell, Bonnie, and Mattie. –dk), Last time we visited this site, I told you what I felt the Psalmist meant when he said his “cup” was running over. Let’s look at Jesus example for a moment. The “flowing abundance” is always of God. It was a joy to speak with you and to know that the “Alamance News” newspaper article meant so much to you. But in spite of physical limitations, the pastor continue to serve the Lord, even launching a television ministry popular in the Miami area. Posted in M4.
FILL MY CUP LORD. One of the ideas on which I dwelt not long ago is: “What’s Left?” As my thoughts unfolded, I asked myself what would happen (hypothetically, hopefully) if I lost everything and everyone of value to me? It’s interesting to note that the “things” which seem to be most important to God are never “things.” They seldom, if ever, have to do with anything which can rot, or rust, lose value, wear out, or get broken or stolen. It’s so much more than we can fathom or imagine. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! I believe it intellectually, but how do you “experience” it? More than you actually need. A severe lung condition required two surgeries, leaving him with only one third of the normal lung capacity. 2) What is it about the Lord and His salvation that is satisfying? I was pondering something I had read that stuck with me – unconditional love is like the oil in an engine. And, “For whosoever shall give you a cup of water to drink in my name, because you belong to Christ, verily I say unto you, he shall not lose his reward” (Mark 9:41). Amy Carmichael wrote that God’s love is like the air we breathe – we can’t see it, but it’s all around us. In context of the psalm he was writing, he talked about God providing sustenance, even when being chased by his enemies, and healing ointment for his head and body. It talks about how we are to gain eternal life by eating His flesh and drinking His blood (John 6:54). Christ said He had come in order that we “might have life. Married five times, and currently living with a sixth man (vs. 17-18), she was about to find the answer to her lifelong quest. Please forgive me if I’ve been selfishly pre-occupied. I took advantage of that time to let my soul and spirit heal . ergo, “Now abides Faith, Hope and Love”, Hello Don…Have finally had time to read all your “messages”. Fill My Cup, published in 1959, is by far his best known song. And those who do this will have “rivers of living water” (the Holy Spirit) flowing from them (John 7:37-39), water that they can share with others. What did David mean by this? Published in 1959 (1964 according to the Richard Blanchard Music site), “Fill My Cup, Lord” quickly became a gospel music hit across the country. Sometimes I do that for no apparent reason; just to see what comes up. Are we drawing from His well, then pouring it into the cup of others as we interact with them just as He did? Like the Apostle Paul, I find no cause for boasting. And what may not be so important after all in the long run.
Change ). The Psalmist declared that, in His care for him, the Lord provided so much abundance that his cup overflowed (Psalm 23:5). God has blessed you so that others may know what you have spent years learning and practicing daily…..Your Friend in California. The Apostle Paul certainly must have had something like that in mind when he spoke to the young Church at Corinth about what really matters. His servant, your friend and fellow student, donkimrey. Leave hungers that won’t pass away, I know personally how much serving the Lord means to you. In context of the psalm he was writing, he talked about God providing sustenance, even when being chased by …
Now everytime I sing this song I’ll have a greater understanding of God’s Word this testimony! But the short answer to that question is, the cup runneth over with the Father’s agape love. Jesus poured out His overflowing cup onto us when He gave His blood in sacrifice for us.
3. We must drink of that cup as He drank of His (Mark 10:39).
The “contents” of the cup strike me as being of a spiritual nature and have to do with something which provides deep, lasting, meaning and satisfaction. Sometimes God gives you a personal message of how much He loves you – just an encouragement. "Fill my cup Lord" meaning. By: rcottrill on February 13, 2017 at 1:07 pm, […] woke the other morning thinking of the lyrics of “Fill my Cup” by Richard Blanchard. Copyright 2020 The Church of God International, WHEN YOUR CUP RUNNETH OVER…FILL SOMEONE ELSE’S CUP. Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. You can’t even encircle that enormous possibility in your wildest, widest imagination! I’d really welcome your sharing your own insights into the Psalm and considering the responses which have been offered, For always there will be greater and letter persons than yourself.”. I’m still working on this. But is that all this verse is about? In these dark and uncertain times when people so desperately need hope, as we go about our day, let us do as Jesus did. I spent a year reading the Bible through so as to understand what God expected from me and what He was up to! But, all that we ask or even think! If that is what God values most, I expect I’d be wise to pay at least as much attention to what they are as I do to what I eat or drink or wear. You’re welcome. What example are we setting, being lights to the world (Matthew 5:14-16), by letting that living water bubble up out of us on a daily basis? The sense is that in order to be a vessel of love to others, we have to first receive it from God or else we’re “running on empty”. So reason tells me that the criteria we often use to judge success or failure in God’s sight, are simply not valid criteria. They LIKE us (they….maybe “He” is more appropriate than they; since we are both Trinitarians I’m going to assume you know what I mean and we won’t quibble about semantics) – but we’re “filed up” (even running over) when we get a glimpse of that tender love God feels toward us. What do YOU think?