I can still remember the sweet sound coming from the white radio that sat on my mother's kitchen counter. I had to be four years old or younger because I was at home with my mother while my brother was at school.
The sound was a beautiful woman's voice singing,"Fill my cup Lord, I lift it up Lord. Come and quench the thirsting of my soul." I was intrigued by those words and found myself staring at the radio thinking that those were absolutely the most beautiful words that I had ever heard.
"Fill my cup, I lift it up.....quench me."
While I really did not know what all that meant, and to this day I am still learning, I believe it was then that God's Spirit began wooing me.
Shortly before I entered Kindergarten I knelt beside our brown couch with the family Bible opened up to John 3:16 as my mom read, "For God so loved Cheri....."
I had approached her and told her Jesus was asking to come into my heart and I knew I had sinned and needed forgiveness.
While I did not know the doctrine of Lordship, I knew that Jesus was my boss and I sought to obey Him.
There have been many twists and turns and ups and downs on this journey with Jesus; however, HE HAS NEVER LEFT ME.
There have been times that my cup has seemed completely empty and I have had to confess to Jesus that I have been trying to fill it myself or had emptied it by trying to serve others without coming to Him to be filled.
BUT GOD in His tender love and mercy always welcomes me back as I sing that sweet song I heard long ago, "FILL MY CUP LORD, I LIFT IT UP LORD....Come and quench the thirsting of my soul."
Praise be to God who fills my cup, quenches my thirst and satisfies my soul!