…Joy comes with the dawn. Psalm 30:6
God made a lot of amazingly wonderful things for us to enjoy on this earth and one of those thing I love (almost as much as Mr. Wohlfert) is COFFEE! I love the taste of it, the smell of it, the way that warm steamy mug of deliciousness feels as I swallow those first sips snuggled in my chair for morning prayers…I love everything about it! I do have some rules though…it CANNOT be instant and it CANNOT have any sweet or creamy stuff added to it. Just plain…straight up good black coffee; plain and simple! That first cup in the morning is pure joy! Even if my old bones are a bit weary at 4:50 a.m. when the alarm goes off, I topple out of bed because I look forward to that first cup of coffee! God is so good!
Now you might think I’m nuts for writing about something as random as coffee, but if you think about it for a minute…there’s a connection to our faith. I love the way God reveals little nuggets of His truth in the midst of the silliest things…yes…like a cup of coffee. When I wake up in the morning and putter to the kitchen in the dark to hit the on switch on the coffee maker, it doesn’t matter what yesterday was like, or how I slept or even what’s on the schedule for the day, I know for certain my cup of coffee is going to be delicious and wonderful just like every other morning and I know I won’t be disappointed. Few things in life are that certain. Sounds a little like God’s love if you think about it…no matter the day, the time or the event; God is going to be there with a love that is amazing and certain. We don’t have to earn it or deserve it, all we have to do is hold up our day and say…fill me with Your grace and smother me with Your mercy and there it is! And…just like a fresh pot of delicious coffee…it happens the same way day after day after day and He will never disappoint us!
I like my coffee plain and simple! I don’t want sweet, gooey, fluffy distracting stuff in my coffee and I don’t want it weak, watered down or artificial! That’s what being a disciple of Jesus is all about. If we follow Him and live by His word we are guaranteed truth; plain, simple and authentic! I love waking up to fresh coffee and I make sure to thank Him for inventing it every morning when I sit down to enjoy IT and HIM! Joy comes to me twice every morning …while I sip and while I pray!
A seed to plant: Make a list of 3 simple things you enjoy…do a little deep thinking and see how those things are like the love of Christ. Get creative and share them if you like so we can all enjoy your thoughts!
Blessings on your day!
11/7/2012 10:31:29 pm
So is that bad if I like a little of the creamy stuff with my coffee? and a spoonful of sugar too? LOL. Makes great sense, cause I love coffee about as much as you. Thanks Sheri!
11/7/2012 11:20:56 pm
This morning when I ordered my favoirte coffee they gave me a small instead of an extra large. I took that as a sign I might need two coffee's today. Little things I have noticed latley: 1) the crisp smell of morning before the sun comes up. 2) the warmth of a wood burning stove. 3) The giggles and wispers I hear from my babies in the other room playing! Thanks for you blog! I love it, I love coffee and God too!!!!!!
11/8/2012 12:16:28 am
Oh, Mrs. Wohlfert....you've just hit the nail on the head again. Whenever I think of coffee (and I do many times each day), it reminds me of our coffee days together when the kids were little. Those days hold such lovely memories for me. I guess my title of "Coffee Cindy" came to be through the eyes of a child. Thank you for something to think about while I drink my morning coffee (with no cream or sugar....straight up black and stout) this morning.
11/8/2012 02:02:47 pm
A warm blanket, a soft pillow and a cloudy, lazy weekend morning when you don't HAVE to be ANYWHERE.....I know it's rare, but I just love how peaceful that is. Just like the peace that only He can give :)
11/9/2012 11:18:57 pm
I often think of Jesus sitting across the table in the morning sharing "coffee talk" with me. It is the most precious time in the whole day. Then being on a warm, sunny, tropical beach sort of feels like the arms of Christ wrapped around me. thanks foryour blog Sheri.
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