Christian Articles for All of your Publishing Needs!

Translate this Page Here




Word Count: 355

Send Article To Friend Print/Use Article

Contact Brenda Emmons

Poison or Peace?

by Brenda Emmons  
9/07/2012 / FaithWriters Advertising

"served in goblets of gold, each one different from the other. By the king's command each guest was allowed to drink in his own way, for he instructedto serve each man what he wished" Esther 1:8.

In my curio sits a collection of uniquely adorned wine glasses either given to me as gifts over the years or passed down to me from different family members. The stories the glasses could tell would range from embarrassing to celebratory I am certain. Most of them represent different times in the lives of different people who were as unique as the cut impressions on the glass.

While considering the verse above this morning I am blessed by the reality that we are the vessels of God, each uniquely created and adorned. We have the privilege of being filled with the Holy Spirit, 'being served with whatever amount we wish.' If we so desire, God will continue filling our cup with the abundant overflow of His riches. But what about those times when we cover the mouth of our cup and politely decline His plan, filling our cup with our own agenda and desires? Sometimes, God will allow us to drink in our own way, and to drink as much as we pour into our own lives, even if the drink is poison.

We consider the future and get intoxicated on our own fears not allowing the peace of God to quench our thirst. We forget to fill up our hearts with forgiveness and grace for others. We top off our spiritual drink with judgmental attitudes which spill over into other areas.

We have been given a golden spiritual goblet to bring to the banquet of Christ, an empty heart to be filled with the Holy Spirit. By the King's command we will all be allowed to drink in our own way and as much as we desire. We must pour out the things of this world so that our lives may be filled with things of the spiritual world. 'and each guest was allowed to drink in his own way.'

What is your drink of choicepoison or peace?

My name is Brenda Emmons and I live with my husband in Charlotte, NC. I have 3 children and 3 grandchildren. Founder of Emerging Life Ministries, it is my hope for others to emerge in their faith.

Copywrite property of Emerging Life Ministries, LLC

Article Source: WRITERS

If you died today, are you absolutely certain that you would go to heaven? You can be! Click here and TRUST JESUS NOW

Read more articles by Brenda Emmons

Like reading Christian Articles? Check out some more options. Read articles in Main Site Articles, Most Read Articles or our highly acclaimed Challenge Articles. Read Great New Release Christian Books for FREE in our Free Reads for Reviews Program. Or enter a keyword for a topic in the search box to search our articles.

User Comments

Enter comments below. Due to spam, all hyperlinks posted in the comments are now immediately disabled by our system.

Please type the following word below:

Not readable? Change text.

The opinions expressed by authors do not necessarily reflect the opinion of

Hire a Christian Writer, Christian Writer Wanted, Christian Writer Needed, Christian Content Needed, Find a Christian Editor, Hire a Christian Editor, Christian Editor, Find a Christian Writer

Main FaithWriters Site | Acceptable Use Policy

By using this site you agree to our Acceptable Use Policy .

© All rights reserved. Free Reprint Articles - Your place for Christian articles, Christian poems, Christian stories and much more.