Mary Crisp Jameson - copyright material

Friday, April 12, 2013

A Full Glass

   If you were given a glass half filled with some kind of visual matter, would you say it was half empty or half full?  Most of us have heard the synopsis that if you answered, “half empty,” you would be classified as a negative person, but, on the other hand, if you answered, “half full,” you would be classified as a positive person.  However, both answers are actually wrong.  You see the glass is really not half empty or half full; it is full! You just cannot see the air that fills the other half.  
     Consider for a moment that if this same glass were your heart held up for the world to see, what would people say?  What type of substance would you choose to place in it to fill it half full?  I would imagine that if your heart were half filled with impure thoughts, eagerness for lustful pleasures, idolatry, hatred, jealously, anger, complaints, and criticism most people would see the other half as being filled with the results of these products.  They would see emptiness, loneliness, and a seeking of some unknown desire that leaves a feeling of being unfulfilled.  Yet, if your heart were half filled with love, joy, peace, faithfulness, kindness, goodness, gentleness, and self-control, the other half would be filled with the working of the Holy Spirit.  There would be trust, obedience, and a true desire to follow the laws of God.   We reap what we sow within outselves; the rewards can be great.  What do you want people to see in your life?   
     There is a choice to be made; choose wisely.   

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