5You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with [a]oil; my [brimming] cup runs over. (Ps. 23:5 AMP)

We are taught early in life that David’s overflowing cup belongs to us as well, but when I survey the landscape of the Christian faith I see defeated believers with cups that are definitely not overflowing.

Why is this? It is because we have not taken care of our cups; we have neglected them. How you might ask? Through failure to engage the word of God for the purpose of a constantly renewed mind. We have neglected our cup by filling it with things that are not of God. We have neglected our cup by exposing it to cosmic and secular world views.

The cup is not overflowing because it has leaks. There are cracks and holes created from the neglect. There holes of selfish ambitions. There are holes from a mediocre approach to Bible Study. There are holes because of a relaxed and timid approach to prayer. There are holes because of seeking self before seeking God.

Yes, we have found a way to render the very conduit of our blessings ineffective (just too many holes); However, there is good news. God desires to provide you with a new vessel (cup) through which his blessings will be gathered. Seek Him in his Word and readily receive all that he has for you. God yearns to bless you. He desires to reach into your circumstances and wrought out a miracle on your behalf, but your cup will not hold what He has for you. Stop by the throne of grace today and drop off your old mistreated and misused cup for the new cup of a renewed and surrendered heart and mind. ~Bishop Rick Wallace (My words inspired by Marcus Lee Stephenson)