Fill My Cup

Life without God is excruciating. It’s absolutely horrible. Sure, there is the bit about what happens to us after we die but I’m not talking about that part. I’m talking about our life now. You start with this immense hole to fill and the world tells you how to fill it – Success, money, beauty, people … if you’re lucky. If you’re not so lucky it’s drugs, sex, alcohol.

You spend years… YEARS chasing these things, always believing the most recent lie .. ok, once I lose 10 more pounds I’ll be happy … no, ok, but if I get this promotion, that will really do it. You reach the goal and then what? You need more. It’s as if the hole grows wider with each achievement. There may exist a short-lived sense of accomplishment but then it’s on to the next thing.

It’s soooo frustrating. You never arrive. The grass is always greener on the other side. The reality is we are not built to find our joy here on earth, in the earthly realm. We are spiritual beings. None of these earthly treasures will sustain our joy.

If I’m honest, the beginning of my Christian walk was no different. I’m going to church – check. Weekly Bible studies – check. So where is the abundant life? When will I stop being a slave to sin?

And then one day by the grace of God, you find your way into his presence; his loving presence is all around you. I’m so thankful. His presence unlocked everything. It gives me purpose, it fills the huge hole in my heart. It’s where all the pieces start to click; where things start to make sense. I’m just at the beginning of my journey. If getting to know God is like peeling back an onion, I’m just past the dry crusty layer … but I’m on my way.

Lord, I want to know you better. Pull me into your kingdom God. Show me your ways. I am your disciple, teach me!

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