What Do You See Outside YOUR Open Window Today?

What Do You See Outside YOUR Open Window Today?
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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Fill My Cup

"I will take up the cup of salvation, and call upon the name of the Lord."
Psalm 116:13
 

When I was a young woman fresh out of high school I had the opportunity to serve as a counselor at our church youth camp.  I spent the whole summer there...trying to become a guide or role model for younger teenaged girls when I was barely a year or two older than they were...and not a whole lot more experienced in the ways of the world or the Lord. I still had so much to learn...and it seemed as though that summer was just the beginning of my real journey into things of the Spirit. 

One memory that has stood out in my heart and mind ever since that summer was a song that became our theme song.  We would sing it at local churches on the weekend in between camps...and it's message carried over into my own personal life and walk with the Lord.  To this day, some 45 years later (yes!) this song still evokes memories of that summer...primarily memories of when I fully began to understand what it meant to commit my heart and life to Christ. That summer was the beginning of a life time of service and growth...still growing today.  
Here it is...perhaps it will spark some memories or thoughts of commitment in your heart and mind as well:

 
"Like the woman at the well I was seeking
For things that could not satisfy;
And then I heard my Savior speaking:
'Draw from My well that never shall run dry.'
 
Chorus:
Fill my cup, Lord,
I lift it up, Lord!
Come and quench this thirsting of my soul;
Bread of heaven,
Feed me 'til I want no more--
Fill my cup, fill it up
and make me whole!"
 
 
There are millions in this world who are craving
The pleasure earthly things afford;
But none can match the wondrous treasure
That I find in Jesus Christ my Lord.
 
(Chorus)
 
So, my brother (sister!), if the things this world gave you
Leave hungers that won't pass away,
My blessed Lord will come and save you,
If you kneel to Him and humbly pray:
 
 
Chorus:
Fill my cup, Lord,
I lift it up, Lord!
Come and quench this thirsting of my soul;
Bread of heaven,
Feed me 'til I want no more--
Fill my cup, fill it up
and make me whole!"
 
"Fill My Cup, Lord", by Richard Blanchard, 1959.
 
My "One Word" and theme for 2013 is:
 
“presence”
Seeking god’s
Presence
In the ordinary
And
Extraordinary
Places of my life
In 2013
 
On this 2nd day of the new year, I felt God's PRESENCE in looking at this cup that was a gift to me at Christmas...meant to be a little bird feeder...but it reminded me of holding up my cup to the Lord and asking Him to fill it with Himself.  That is how I want to start the New Year...filled with His divine  “Presence”.  How about you?  Want to join me on this extraordinary journey into the PRESENCE of Christ?  Let's go.   Lift your cup up to Him...He will fill it with His love, His Spirit, and His Presence. What a marvelous way to begin anew.
"Fill My Cup, Lord!" 
John 4:7-29
 

 



8 comments:

  1. What a pretty cup as a bird feeder. I have always loved that song "Fill My Cup Lord". Yes, I lift up my cup and walk with you, may God bless and keep you. Let's Go!

    Hugs, Sylvia

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    1. I am excited to have you join me on this journey. May the Lord direct our steps into His glorious Presence in every place we go. Thank you for always being there with a word of encouragement. This will be a great year!!!

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  2. That has always been one of my favorite songs too. I wish we would sing it at church once in a while,but it seems a lot of those old songs are disappearing. Sad, but they can always be our hearts!
    I lift up my cup and walk with you too---and I will TRUST my Lord to be by my side always!

    mmmm--one of those little cup feeders would look good in my garden too!!hint hint!!

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    1. This must be someone I know who is very close to me. I will work on that thought regarding the cup feeder for the garden. As far as the favorite songs that are disappearing, I have a lot of thoughts to share on that subject, but will have to save it for another blog. Yes, let us lift our cups and be filled with God's Presence today and everyday! Amen!!

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  3. Beautiful! Yes! He does fill our cup...love the cup for the birds of course! Sweet reminder, Pam!

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    1. Yes, I lift it up, Lord! And He IS Filling my cup each day. Thank you, dear Dawn...bold girl frolicking in the surf on New Year's Day in Rhode Island! crazy! :)

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  4. Pamela: I loved that song. I sang the chorus when I was feeling down. Thank you for reminding me of it. I chose the word GRACE for my focus this year.

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    1. Thank you, Quietspirit! I just read your post about Grace, and now I'm singing your song: Wonderful Grace of Jesus! Love love love to sing that song, esp. the chorus!!!!
      Let's all get together and SING!!!

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