What is on the Inside?
Many of you who know me know that I love tea sets, especially cups and saucers! As much as I love the tea sets, I can’t stand tea! I grew up with my family making a pitcher of tea a day, but I could never acquire a taste for it. I have tried it sweet, unsweet, hot, and cold – nothing works. Coffee is my choice – the stronger the better!
Many years ago, one of my grandmother’s friends knew of my love for vintage dishes and gave me her entire Desert Rose dish collection. I have treasured it and use it all the time. Recently, I ran across an extra large cup and saucer in the same pattern, so I bought it. It is beautiful!
If you are a coffee drinker, I would love to hear how you prefer your coffee. Every morning I start with a very strong coffee and add a little sugar, a little creamer, and a lot of spray whipped cream. That just puts it over the top!
As much as I love this “tea” set, it really does matter what is on the inside.
- Tea – forget it!
- Black coffee – I can drink it, but it is not my choice.
- Cream & Sugar – Great!
- Spray Whipped Cream – The Ultimate!
The Bible tells us that we are also like this:
“But the Lord said to Samuel, ‘Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.'” I Samuel 16:7
What we have on the inside (our character) matters more than just a pretty cup. What is filling your cup? Is there something bitter, sweet, or delicious on the inside? Do you need to add a little cream and sugar or do you just need a little whipped cream on top?
I pray that we will always examine our character to see where we may need to improve. It will always be an ongoing process. I never want to acquire a taste for the bitter, but I’d love to live with whipped cream on top. How about you?
Have a Grace & Joy-filled Day!
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“When I am filled with cares, Your comfort brings me joy.” Psalms 94:19