The Loving Cup

EPHESIANS 3:17–19--"That Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width, and length, and depth, and height—to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God."

“My heart’s a loving cup,” a friend tells his kids.

“Daddy, how’s your loving cup?” his little daughter asks. “Almost empty,” he replies. She begins hugging him, and he says, “It’s getting fuller and fuller!” Finally he shouts, “My loving cup is full again!”

Some people drain our cups. Thank God for the “filling people.” Family members should be fillers of one another, not drainers. Relationships in the church ought to fill us, not empty us.

Ultimately, it is Jesus Christ Himself who fills us to the top. Once, while healing a woman, the Bible says Jesus felt the power flowing out of Him (Mark 5:30). But Jesus knew how to keep His loving cup full. Daily, He communed with the Father, getting energized for the works of compassion ahead.

Your loving cup gets drained every day, too, so go daily to the Lord and ask Him to fill you up.

Spiritual Heart Focus

Are you a "drainer" or a "filler?" Ask God to help you be the kind of person who pours love and encouragement into others.

Physical Heart Focus

To help you feel full, eat more vegetables.