Drinking From The Saucer – Inspiring Poem by John Paul Moore

Why is it critical for us to recognize the blessings that are overflowing from our personal cups into our saucers?

Simply, it is God’s Wish that we acknowledge His hand in all things and we need to offer our thanks to Him.

This poem has been very inspirational to me because its message is not to be casually thankful for the obvious, rather, it points out the vast opportunities we have to acknowledge and be filled by the ever-flowing abundance of God’s love for us. Our imperfections set our own limitations on gratitude. We might be guilty of thanking Him for a limited amount of blessings because we have failed to put wide-angle lenses on our soul to see the vast quantity of blessings around us to really be thankful for. Some expressions of gratitude fall short of the God’s expectations.

Joy and happiness are born of gratitude – Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.

A poem about being happy with one’s life and helping others:
I have never made a fortune,
And I will never make one now
But it really doesn’t matter
Because I am happy anyhow
As I go along my journey
I am reaping better than I have sowed
I am drinking from the saucer
Because my cup has overflowed

I don’t have a lot of riches,
And sometimes the going’s tough
But with kin and friends to love me
I think I am rich enough

I thank God for the blessings
That His mercy has bestowed
I am drinking from the saucer
Because my cup has overflowed

He gives me strength and courage
When the way grows steep and rough
I will not ask for other blessings for
I am already blessed enough

May we never be too busy
To help bear another’s load
Then we will all be drinking from the saucer
When our cups have overflowed


shobha iyer

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5 Comments

mjaynes2010 · February 9, 2018 at 8:03 pm

“I thank God for the blessings
That His mercy has bestowed
I am drinking from the saucer
Because my cup has overflowed”

This is so amazing! I love these lines! So well done!

mikesadventuressite · February 10, 2018 at 10:41 pm

Wow at first I had no idea this was a poem. So when I saw the attribution it felt good to learn that. I had first heard this as a gospel song. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and sharing this poem.

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