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Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies:
thou anointest my head with oil;
my cup runneth over.
Psalm 23:5

God gives hope!
So what if someone was born thinner or stronger?
Why count diplomas or compare resumes?
What does it matter if they have a place at the head table?
You have a place at God’s table—
and He’s filling your cup to overflowing!

The overflowing cup was a powerful symbol in the days of David.
As long as the host kept the cup full,
the guest knew he was welcome.
the cup sat empty,
the host was hinting that the hour was late.
On those occasions when the host really enjoyed
the company of the person,
he filled the cup to overflowing;
he kept pouring until the liquid ran
over the edge of the cup
and down on the table.

Have you noticed how wet your table is?
God wants you to stay.
Your cup overflows with joy.
Overflows with grace.
Shouldn’t your heart overflow with gratitude?

from Traveling Light, Max Lucado

Give, and it shall be given unto you;
good measure,
pressed down,
and shaken together,
and running over,
shall men give into your bosom.
For with the same measure that ye mete
withal it shall be measured to you again. Luke 6:38

Let us ‘Walk in Grace’ together
for there is ‘Joy in the Journey and Good Times in the going’.