What is on the Inside?

Saturday Morning Devotional

What is on the Inside?

cup and saucer with coffee

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! What is on the inside of your cups?

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!

coffee with cream and sugar in cup and saucer
Coffee with Cream & Sugar

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!

coffee with cream and sugar in cup and saucer topped with spray whipped cream
Whipped Cream on 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 – what is on the inside?

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“When I am filled with cares, Your comfort brings me joy.” Psalms 94:19


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