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 is a combination of tea and coffee. My friend Jeni of JeniEats got me hooked on the Dirty Chai which is chai tea with shots of espresso. Yum. 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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There is nothing better than going into a coffee shop, whether it be a local one or a chain one, and finding friends there. Of course, that cup of coffee brewed at home, early in the morning, when all that is up are the birds is just as nice.
By the way, try chai tea latte with one pump of mocha….iced or hot, it’s good!
Beautiful post, Beth Ann. Probably my favorite!
I’ve had my coffee, read my devotions and bible and prayed. As I’m sure you do every morning. It’s a great way to start the day. For me, the daily cup of joe is a relatively new thing. I’ve only owned a coffee pot for about six months.
Coffee…..yummy for all the senses!! Especially first thing in the morning! Am in chpt 7 of Revelations and it’s my 3rd time through that book in very recent days. Prefacing each day’s reading with parallel reading from Halley’s Handbook. Adds so much background info but God’s Word is an awesome way to begin/launch the day!!!