Thanks to Toni, a lady in our church, who sent this to me. She was right, I DO like what Roy Lessin has to say. If you want to know more about the ministry of this Bronx-born, son-of-an-orthodox-Jew, saved-by-the-Messiah minister who started DaySpring Cards, go HERE.
You've heard, haven't you, "God said it, I believe it. That settles it?" Maybe you heard the edited version too . . . "God said it. That settles it whether I believe it or not." The point is that truth does not alter with it's beholder. Read on to see what Roy Lessin says:
THE GRACE GLASSPosted: 05 May 2010 10:30 AM PDT
God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work. 2 Corinthians 9:8 NKJV
Some people think that the kind of day we have can be understood by how we view a glass of water—“Is the glass half-empty or half-full?” If we view the glass as half-empty we are called a pessimist; if we view the glass as half-full we are called an optimist. People conclude that optimists tend to have good days, while pessimists tend to have bad days, depending on their point of view.
Whether we see a glass as half-empty or half-full does not change the reality of how much water is in the glass. The truth is, if we are really thirsty, half a glass of water will only quench half our thirst, regardless of how optimistic or pessimistic we are.
In Christ, God does not give us half-a-glass of grace and say, “If you see this grace-glass as half-empty you will have a defeated day, but if you see this grace-glass as half-full you will have a victorious day. Regardless of how we see the glass, if God only gave us half a glass of grace, we would only have enough grace for half the day, for half our needs, for half our strength.
What is the reality that God wants you to see today? It is this: He has handed you a glass that is filled to the brim with grace. He says that He has given you “all” grace, and “all” sufficiency, in “all” things. To put it simply, your victory today has nothing to do with the power of positive thinking, but it has everything to do with the power of His grace. God is not saying, “Have a positive attitude about My provision for you even though My provision for you is lacking and not complete.” God is saying, “Put your faith in my provision. I have given you all you need. My grace abounds toward you. I have given you a grace-glass that is overflowing!”