Boy, do I love a great cup of coffee! There is nothing like having a steaming cup of my favorite brew placed in front of me especially on a chilly day. My current favorite at my local hangout changes from time to time I do love a nice mocha or even a dirty chai. While it probably isn’t the most healthy choice I do relish that first taste! Funny that this has become my obsession in my “later” years when in my younger days I could hardly even stand the smell of coffee. Guess I have grown up or something.
The whole coffee experience is just that –an experience. Coffee houses have sprung up all over the place. You can hardly go a mile without seeing some sort of national chain or local coffee shop in my area. What I have experienced is that it is not just about that cup of coffee no matter how wonderful it is—it is about all that surrounds that cup of coffee. If you choose to go into the establishment rather than through the drive thru you enter into a world of cozy couches, music that feeds your soul and artwork that is pleasing to the eye. It is here that you can choose to either be alone or join friends.
What would it be like if I embraced God with the same enthusiasm that I embrace that cup of special mocha curled up in my favorite corner couch? What if each day I woke up and actually looked forward to spending time with my best friend who knows all and is always there for me? Would my day be different? Would there be more positive things happening? Or would I just notice them more? The experience of living with God daily is something that I crave. How do I get there? I think I need to seek it out and personally make the time to enjoy the experience. I need to start the day opening my eyes to the beauties of the day and the experiences that God has in store for me and those around me.
So why don’t you join me—have a cup of your favorite “joe” and take time to appreciate the experience of being one of God’s children. Nestle in and curl up with God’s presence. Let Him fill your every sense and envelop you in love. You won’t be disappointed.
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Wow- that’s what I’ve been focusing on this year! First, I love coffee. I recommend Nespresso machines and their “pods”. Many interesting and flavorful types of coffee from different regions. And…this year I set up a little worship area at home my sister gave me a wonderful study Bible for birthday. Thanks for a great Monday Morning post.
I seriously understand that one. So appreciate my time in the morning to just read a Bible verse and have my coffee. I feel like my whole day is off kilter if I don’t get that twenty minutes or so to just breathe and read.
I appreciate my quiet time in the morning, though I don’t drink coffee.
I find pleasure in the I use. Some are from friends, some from past, some from trips, i have 4 Starbucks location c\ups and i like the way they stack, there. I have one from my little brother that he would give me for the road when i would leave his home in Largo, Florida and drive back to Jacksonville. It did not make the last return trip. He passed. I used the cup sometimes in the car as it fits the holes just right.
I wrote my morning pages with my first cup of coffee when my brain is still a little fuzzy and the daily grind hasn’t intruded just yet. I love a good coffee house and enjoy sitting by myself and reading, or meeting friends for a chat session. 💕
As one whose only had coffee house coffee (do chains count? otherwise it’s once) thrice in my life, I see I’m missing out on an experience. I appreciate your analogy. I’ll remember that tomorrow morning as I pour my coffee and begin my prayers and devotionals.
Well this was an eye opener. I run on caffeine but usually start drinking it when ready to start work. Would have guessed that cafes have couches for non-working, non-coffee-drinking people who go in out of the rain and sip cocoa while waiting for their car pools. The imagined experience of sipping coffee *in* the cocoon was a new one to me. Writers always look for new experiences. So I thank you.