MWI President

May -  A Cup of Tea

It’s Monday morning. I have a to-do list and know that the best way to get things done is to begin. Easier said than done as I sit at my computer looking at a blank Word screen.                                                                                                                                  
A cup of tea sounds very inviting. I close the computer and plug in the kettle. Time for a quiet cuppa with my best friend, and what a friend we have in Jesus. I don’t have a shopping list of requests for Him, I just want to spend time listening and obeying Him. Not to concentrate on my to-do list or think of the busy week ahead, but to sit in His presence with my cup of tea.   Just like our lives, everyone’s cup of tea is different so enjoy your favourite cuppa with Him. I am a tepidophobia and like to make my own cuppa exactly as I like it. We read in Psalm 16:11, “In His presence is fullness of joy and at His right hand are pleasures forever more.” These pleasures are to be enjoyed both in this life and the next. The presence of God transforms our spirits and sitting down with a cup of tea calms our soul. Make time on a busy day to have a cuppa and experience “teaspiration” for yourself. 

Daily He fills my cup to overflowing with love, understanding, hope, peace and gratitude. However life is not always a bed of roses, sometimes it is a bitter cup of tea. How do you sweeten your tea to make it easier to swallow? If my life was a tea cup, I think it would be a china one, a bit faded and with a few cracks gained from my adventures. However it would still hold tea for me, and that tea is God’s word. The one thing we all have in common is that our lives are all like tea cups waiting to be filled. What kind of tea do you fill your cup with? To enjoy a cup of tea you must slow down for a few minutes, because even with instant hot water tea needs time to brew. The Christian life is about waiting. We wait for God to return for us. God has given us the gift of time and waiting, we read in Psalm 46:10, “Cease striving and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”

The Lord has so much to share with us, so let us sit quietly with Him waiting to hear what He has to reveal to us. 
May God fill your cup today as you journey with Him making His name known?
Love and blessings
Elizabeth

May Engagements – To Date
5th: Kilwarlin Church
8th: Lay Ministry Committee Meeting, Belfast
10th-13th: Midlands and Southern Killarney Weekend
18th: MWI Down District Celebration
20th–23rd: Fisherwick Presbyterian Wednesday Club Holiday, Newcastle

 

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