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Saturday, November 12, 2011

My Cup Runneth Over

My friend Emily (who was a chemo buddy) sent me Jesus Calling: Enjoying Peace in His Presence several weeks ago. It's a 365-day devotional that until recently I did not even know existed. In the few weeks since she gave it to me, I have had multiple people tell me how meaningful it has been in their lives. I must have been living under a rock to not have read it before. ;)

Anyway, as I was headed to bed tonight at the end of my 36th birthday, I pulled it out, and today's entry reads: "This is a time of abundance in your life. Your cup runneth over with blessings. After plodding uphill for many weeks, you are now traipsing through lush meadows drenched in warm sunshine. I want you to enjoy to the full this time of ease and refreshment. I delight in providing it for you. . . " 

Oh, my friends, I can't tell you how it made my heart smile to open this book and read these words on this particular day. This entire week I have thought so many times of how blessed I am. Yes, I know I have cancer. Yes, I am really sad about that. Yes, I am scared for the future. Yes, it is physically uncomfortable. Yes, I cry. Alot.

But I am blessed. Do you understand how special it is to be loved on by your friends? To know that our Father is taking care of us? To know that many, many people are praying? To feel some measure of peace even during the scariest moments of our lives? To spend precious time with family? To feel completely and utterly spoiled? Because I do. And even in this strange, surreal time in our lives, my cup runneth over with blessings.


9 comments:

One of Nettie's Girls said...

Oh, Melissa.......this one made me tear up. It is wonderful that God is allowing you to feel His presence through the love of family and friends. Praying daily for you and your sweet family.

Tiki said...

I'm so glad to hear it Melissa. :)

M3 said...

Hi Melissa, your photos are beautiful! Dang. :-)

Just wanted to let you know I answered your coat question on my blog.

Shelly said...

Beautiful!!! You, and this post!

Lisa said...

Your words and everything never cease to amaze me and put things into perspective. You are a beautiful person! :)

thewonderfulhappens said...

Beautiful. So glad you are enjoying these blessings.

Kelly said...

I'm so glad you are also being blessed by your friends and family, you deserve every ounce of spoiling, pampering and love!!!!

Christine said...

I'm all teary now...

Amy said...

I've heard so many people say how good that book is. I need to get it! This was such a beautiful post, Melissa, and such a wonderful reminder of how good our God is! "He daily loadeth us with benefits" even in the hardest, most difficult times. Praying for you every day!