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How full is your glass?
Posted: Aug 26, 2009 in Uncategorized | No Comments |

Alright somebody back me up on this one. When you go to a restaurant, what one thing do you care about more than anything else? Some people might say the friendliness of the staff. Some may say quality of food or wait time to get a table. For me, the most important thing that will determine whether or not I have a good experience at a restaurant is whether or not the person that is serving our table continues to keep my glass full. If my glass is kept full, the waiter or waitress will get a great tip from me. Now I always try to tip well because I believe that we as Christians should be great tippers but that is another topic for another day.

I love free refills! I remember coming back from missions trips to countries accross the world that don’t offer free refills. Coming back to America was like going to DisneyWorld for the first time as a kid. A coke from McDonalds never tasted so good. And even better than that was knowing I could go refill my glass as often as I wanted to. I know that I probably drink too much soda. I am very glad that my doctor does not read these blogs.

I often have gone to restaurants that don’t offer free refills and when I go, I always try to “savor the soda.” I didn’t want to drink too much too fast so that when my meal came, I had nothing left. I think a lot of Christians are like that sometimes. As people of God, we should constantly be pouring our lives into other people. The goal of this life is not to see how full of God we can become. The goal is for God to fill us up and for us to empty what God has given to us into other people. And when we empty ourselves into people, God is always there to fill us back up again. Some of us are so full that God cannot pour himself into us anymore. God is saying, “hey, go and take what I have given to you and feed it to the world.”

The Bible says that his mercies are new every morning. God’s pitcher of grace never runs out. The problem lies in the fact that some of us have no room in our lives for God to pour himself into. Let us empty ourselves into people so that God can fill us up once again. That’s what it’s all about.

With Expectancy!

Corey
cbaker@famfm.com

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