Ask yourself, what is in my cup, and am I willing to drink from it?
Lord, you alone are my portion and my cup;(Psalm 16:5, NIV)
What is in your cup?
“Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You clean the outside of the cup and dish, but inside they are full of greed and self-indulgence.(Matthew 23:25, NIV)
We can’t have God’s blessings if we don’t live out God’s calling in our life.
“You don’t know what you are asking,” Jesus said to them. “Can you drink the cup I am going to drink?” “We can,” they answered.(Matthew 20:22, NIV)
How do we live out our unpleasant cup contents?
Going a little farther, he fell with his face to the ground and prayed, “My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will.”(Matthew 26:39, NIV)
Jesus commanded Peter, “Put your sword away! Shall I not drink the cup the father has given me?”(John 18:11, NIV)
You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons too; you cannot have a part in both the Lord’s table and the table of demons.(1 Corinthians 10:21, NIV)