It’s all about perspective…
It’s a choice we each make when measuring
The abundance or lack in our lives
By the full line of our cup.
A conversation we’ve engaged in,
Or at a minimum, harbored the thoughts where…
More money, bigger house, fancier car,
Designer clothes, high profile career…
Speaks to a cup half-full…
Where less than speaks to a cup half-empty.
I confess those difficult seasons where I’ve viewed my cup half-empty.
My clouded cup held up to God for clarity becomes clear
When I allow Him to lead me to the place of…
Discovering More in the “Less than.”
…remember, it’s all about perspective.
The last three years have been quite the journey for my husband David and I.
Traveling the road of uncertainty while following God’s direction one step at a time for our next address, we found ourselves earnestly praying these words together at night…
Fill our cup Lord,
With wisdom and understanding,
That we might be overcome by it all.
Fill our cup Lord
Faith Sees Farther beyond what eyes can see.
Faith Sees Farther because:
Faith is the substance of things hoped for,
The evidence of things not seen.
Hebrews 11:1 KJV
(words from my blog… Faith Sees Farther)
Fill our cup Lord,
With complete contentment,
As our cup overflows with
Your love and abundance.
Fill our cup Lord.
I write after three years of us on the road of looking and seeking, we announce our new address with much excitement and with equal parts of reservation.
Seated and dining with God as He lovingly serves us our cups of answered prayer,
I’m embarrassed to admit we both faked a smile at first glance of a cup half-empty…
Or so it appeared.
Not at all the house we waited for, imagined for or had faith for.
A house we’d have to appreciate looking through the lens of His eyes to
Discover the more in the “less than”.
Sometimes the less than is the cup half-full.
Less debt, less time driving to work, less maintenance,
Less years of employment until retirement,
Less distance from our kids and grandkids,
Less health problems for David because the home is brand new.
Lord, help us all to see our cup as you fill it.
May we notice the extravagance, your generosity, and be overwhelmed by the splashes of your love because your pouring never stops.
…My cup runneth over.
Psalms 23:5 KJV
…I have come to give you everything in abundance,
more than you expect,
life in its fullness until you overflow.
John 10:10 (TPT)
2 thoughts on “Discovering More in the “Less Than.” By Lori A Alicea”
This is so beautiful, Lori! I know it speaks to many of us who have and have had different ideas as to how God should answer our prayers. As I look back on those times for us, I see how God’s plans were much better – I see that you are seeing that already! God bless you and your new home – we love you both!!! Bette & Dan
Thank you so much Bette. I have coveted your prayers greatly in this journey.