FILL MY CUP LORD!
In the book of Matthew chapter 25 the narration starts with the ten virgins (saved, holy, followers of Jesus) who they took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom (they made effort, they sacrificed their time). While waiting they all fell asleep, the test of readiness came up when they were aroused from sleep and five of them suddenly realized that their cup was not full talk less of overflowing. This cost them access to the bridegroom and being shut out of the kingdom.
The same chapter also talks about the master that gave out talents before going on a trip and how the servants each made a decision on how full they want their cups to be by how they reacted to the talents they were given. This showed up in their report when the master returned.
As we continue this month asking for God to fill our cups, we must be aware that the filling of our cup comes with responsibilities. Are we willing to pay the price of that filling? Are we ready to stay awake, or when we have to sleep, do we check to make sure we have a full cup that will sustain us even when we wake up? We must not be like Samson that got a rude shock after waking up from sleep. His cup was empty, and this made him a prey to his enemies.
Our quest to be filled must be with an intent to use that filling to God's glory and kingdom advancement. If we keep asking to be filled and the grace and filling, we have had in the past has been rendered dormant because we did not use it to God's approval, why should God fill us now?
Why are you asking God to fill your cup? To boast or to use for his glory?
Are you ready to make the sacrifices that will follow being filled?
Jesus is coming back; will the content of your cup meet His approval?
Pastor Wumi Oyetuga