Fill My Cup Lord
The Apostle Paul wrote in Ephesians 3:14-19, “For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name, that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; and that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled up to all the fullness of God.”
Paul’s heart was that the Christians in Ephesus knew the love of Christ to such an extent that they would be filled up to all the fullness of God. In other words, Paul wanted them to be so full of Christ they couldn’t contain even a vapor more of His love. More importantly than Paul, that is God’s desire for His children. And, the good news is, God makes Himself readily available to us.
However, being full of Jesus doesn’t happen by accident. If we are going to be full of Jesus, it absolutely must be all on purpose. Just as Paul prayed for the church, we should pray not only for the church but also for ourselves. We should pray that we will be filled up to all the fullness of God. In reality, that’s what this beautiful hymn is; it is a prayer in song.
The chorus reads:
Fill my cup, Lord
I lift it up, Lord
Come and quench this thirsting of my soul
Bread of Heaven, feed me ’til I want no more
Fill my cup, fill it up and make me whole
If that is the desire of your heart, it should be the prayer of your heart. If that isn’t your heart’s desire, your prayer should be for God to remove whatever is hindering you from seeking God in His fullness.