“Give Thanks.” That is what the mug said.
Looking at it, I considered the thought deeper. I hadn’t been giving a lot of thanks lately. Mostly just gripes to God about people, timelines and the endless cause of trying to keep my house clean. In reality, I’d forgotten about thanks.
So when I considered which of the mugs to give away, it was hardly shocking that I nearly heard God say, “Kelly, thanks is made to be given away.”
Here, a mug short, I picked up the “Give Thanks,” mug. I would give it away with a heart of thanks. . .
…for, thanks is meant to be given away.
And this is the heart of hospitality. You give because you are thankful. You receive and say thank you.
So when the ladies came to my house for the event (I told you all a couple of weeks ago, that I was completely nervous about) and they selected little mugs to take home, I nearly kissed my favorite mug goodbye. Except. . . I didn’t.
When the event was over, the mug still remained on my counter. After texting the group to ask who left it, I got no response. So what I gave away in thanks, I kept.
What we give away to God, in thanks, we also keep…
We keep a smile on our face when we think of that precious moment of joy.
We keep a memory of a moment that we will treasure forever.
We keep a belief that God really will come through.
We keep a hope that God really can do the miraculous time and time again.
We keep a heart that is willing to change because God’s results are great.
We keep a fresh perspective on how much we have.
We give: thanks. We keep: everything. God doesn’t take away our cup; He fills it.
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“God doesn’t take our cup He fills it”
YES & AMEN!
Yes! Thanks is the gift we give that reaches back and blesses us many times over!
Blessings to you!
We’re on the same wave length this week 🙂 I wrote about being thankful too. Praying your week is blessed.
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I love how God ministers to us in such special ways like this. Thank you for sharing! It helped me see that sometimes I feel like God is going to take my cup away. But instead, He always fills it up to overflowing. He is SO good to us. He knows that when we give to others we experience His goodness firsthand.
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God doesn’t take away our cup- He fills it! LOVE that! Yes and Amen. <3
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Love this!! I love how God often surprises us!
I am thankful, for healing me and deliverance, I have seen so many attacks on prayer warriors this past few months. What you give out comes back, I am sowing and reaping healing. Your thanks mug is working.
I love that thought. It is so true what we give away we receive so much more. Feeling thankful today. Thank you!
This is a sweet perspective on giving thanks, Kelly!
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I love how God does that! His ways really are so far beyond our own and His plans are always better than ours. Yet it’s still so hard for us to let go of things sometimes, despite knowing that He never fails.
Happy to have found your blog and this huge link-up! I look forward to discovering more lovely blogs to follow. Have a blessed Sunday.
Remaining thankful in the midst of everyday life takes discipline, doesn’t it? God has given my husband quite a revelation of what that means and how important it is. When I’m wont to complain, he will ask me, “Are you thanking God for ________?”
Thanks for hosting. Blessings to you!