There’s a phrase that often shows up in prayers in the Bible. It is “my cup runs over.”
The idea here is that God’s blessings are in abundance, more than I can truly appreciate.
This morning, as I was praying, I realized… that’s me. My cup is “running over.”
I have a wonderful wife—a wonderful wife. And when I come home in the evenings and see my little boy’s face light up, it’s a thing of pure joy. And in a few months, that all doubles with our new coming-soon little girl.
When I think of these three things, it’s like detonating an atomic bomb in the negative space of my day. All the bad things are leveled flat.
As I was praying, a few bigger projects that I’m working on popped into my head. And I thought, maybe I shouldn’t ask for more? Maybe I should just be happy with what God has already blessed me with.
As good or noble as that thought sounds, I don’t think it’s quite right. Contentment is good, yes. But the idea that God only has a limited amount of blessings is not one found in Scripture.
The Psalms are a great reminders of this. They tell us that God takes pleasure in his people (149:4), and that if we learn to delight ourselves in him, he will give us the desires of heart (37:4). And for all those who seek God, they will find happiness in him (70:4).
It dawned on me, God actually enjoys blessing his children!