Tuesday, August 23, 2011

What's In Your Cup?

The Garden of Gethsemane was not only a garden where olives were pressed, but it was a garden where through His Son, God shows us how deeply connected He is with humanity. Jesus, soon before He knew He was to be betrayed and crucified, took His disciples with Him to the Garden of Gethsemane. This was a place for Jesus to meet with His Father and come face to face with the reality of what was in front of Him.

Out of extreme sorrow, Jesus cries out to God,
“Abba, Father, all things are possible for You. Remove this cup from me. Yet not what I will, but what You will.”

Jesus was pressed, distressed and troubled. The cup that was given to Him was weighing on Him so heavily, but through the anguish He experienced, He presented His cup to God with an honest heart. The story of Gethsemane is God’s way of letting us know He gets it; He understands the battles we face because He has been there.

God has placed a specific calling on all of our lives and with that He has assigned us all a cup.

This cup may be hard to accept at times because of where it will lead us. This cup may cause us to question God and His will. This cup may be the very thing that makes us to want to fight, flight or freeze in stressful times. But, it’s about leaning and trusting into this cup, because the same God who gave Jesus the cup of sacrifice, gave you a specific cup as well. Take this cup, embrace it, be confident in it, because through carrying this cup, you are walking in the way of the Lord, and that is the most beautiful decision you could ever make.

Go into this week knowing that the cup you’ve been handed does not deny troubles, stress or sorrow – but it promises life, peace and restoration. When your cup brings you stress, surrender that to the Lord and instead of asking that it would be removed, ask Him to get you through it.

Keep Fighting the Good Fight,


  1. There's just something about your posts that always hit home for me...thank you :)

  2. Jamie,

    I can't even tell you how encouraging that is to hear. Thank you. It's a blessing to be a vessel.


    PS- I really like your posts too - always super cute!