Thursday, July 17, 2008


I receive a daily devotion written by the late Adrian Rogers. Today's devotion began with these words:

"The devil wants you to live your life from an empty cup.
He wants you to THINK your cup of grace from
God has dried up for you.
He wants you to be disenchanted with God.
Most especially, he wants you to
feel that God is a cosmic killjoy who is always thinking
of ways to rob you of joy and peace."

Has Satan succeeded in your life? Do you feel like your cup is empty? If so, ask yourself why.

Is it because you are comparing yourselves to your friends or neighbors? Do they have more "stuff" than you do? Are they making more money, driving better vehicles, taking more lavish vacations? Does everything seem to go right for them, while you and your family seem to constantly struggle? If this sounds like you, maybe you need to change your perspective.

Drinking From My Saucer

I've never made a fortune

and it's probably too late now.

But I don't worry about that much,

I'm happy anyhow.

And as I go along life's way,

I'm reaping better than I sowed.

I'm drinking from my saucer,

Cause my cup has overflowed.

I don't have a lot of riches,

and sometimes the going's tough.

But I've got loved ones around me,

and that makes me rich enough.

I thank God for his blessings,

and the mercies He's bestowed.

I'm drinking from my saucer,

cause my cup has overflowed.

I remember times when things went wrong,

My faith wore somewhat thin.

But all at once the dark clouds broke,

and the sun peeped through again.

So God, help me not to gripe about

the tough rows that I've hoed.

I'm drinking from my saucer,

Cause my cup has overflowed.

If God gives me strength and courage,

when the way grows steep and rough.

I'll not ask for other blessings,

I'm already blessed enough.

And may I never be too busy,

to help others bear their loads.

Then I'll keep drinking from my saucer,

Cause my cup has overflowed.

~ John Paul Moore ~

Psalm 68: 19 says "Blessed be the Lord, who daily loads us with benefits...." Don't let Satan convince you your cup is dry. Ask Him to give you His perspective today, to help you truly see that if you are His, your cup runneth over!!!!!!!

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