Tag: overflow

A Good Pour

Posting The Perfect Cup hit home to some of my friends how serious I am about coffee. It got me thinking how other things pour into my day, and how we have the power to control the flow.

I love the way God inserts himself into my day, or I believe He’s always here, but sometimes He has to do something spectacular to snag my attention. This morning I started a cup of coffee with the dripper, and after pouring all of the water through the filter, I sat down at my desk.

I’ve been telling myself to send this one email all week, but just realized we are halfway through the week. I typed up the email, clicked send, and looked at the empty coaster on my desk. The cup of coffee that normally sits there was sitting in the kitchen, so I walked back in.

I lifted the dripper and was surprised to see the cup was full all the way to the rim. It couldn’t have held one more drop of water or it would have spilled onto the counter. I had to pour some coffee out to make room for cream, and that hurt my feelings a little, but this made me pause and think.

We need to be mindful of how full we get our cup, and to leave room for the good. By the end of the day my darlings we need to feel that deep satisfaction and say, that was a good pour.

Own Your Worth

To be a good woman of Godly character in today’s world is work. Other people will try to show you, but that is by their vision, not God’s. Ladies, know your worth. Don’t allow others to define you. Know who you are and own it.

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I have tried to please various people on various levels. People pleasing is one sure fire way to wear yourself out. Knowing I’m not responsible for anyone’s happiness, except my own, life becomes a whole lot simpler.

By being happy and well grounded, others can bask in the overflow. Knowing who I am, and what I desire is a balancing act. My desires change, but not my knowing who I am. Princess status in God’s eyes.

Before stepping into a relationship, be sure to have one with yourself first. Love the woman looking back at you in the mirror. It took a lot of letting go to reveal the woman God wanted me to see. She was there, but life had taken a toll. I had retreated to a box in the corner.

It’s my passion to help people, but kinda difficult from inside a box. Knowing my worth and showing it were two different things. Instead of pulling me out of the box, a friend climbed in with me, laid down beside me and kicked it open. That’s what friend are for, and when I was the student, the teacher appeared. God always delivers.

Revealed in Time

It has been raining this week for what seems like forever. I’m sure it was only two days, but here’s what my pond and pier look like.

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Where are the steps?

Earlier today I was comparing this to God’s goodness. How He just loves to overflow in our lives. Later in the day what began as overflow, turned into drowning. Was it all God?

I don’t believe God wants to ‘drown’ us. We wouldn’t be worth much to Him in that capacity. He wants us to be pliable, while observing the occurrences of the day. What was good, and what was not so good. Sometimes we have to face the challenges and responsibilities of life to get to the goodness.

If I do my part and do the very best I can, God meets me there. If life hits too hard and fast, I’m learning to wait. God has taken so many problems out of my life just by waiting on Him. By continuing to give it to God, to lay it at His feet, He will take either take it, because it was a test of my faith, or use it to strengthen me.

The picture of the flooded pond is a great example of faith. Even though I cannot see the steps leading to the pier, I know they’re there. They will be revealed in time.