Friday, November 9, 2012

Morning Coffee - Hey You of Little Faith

Yesterday I made a monumental decision – probably only monumental for me because I am such a big chicken.  I rarely take risks, preferring instead the safe and less challenging paths in life.  So my big decision is this:  I will drive – by myself – the 600 miles of road between here and Indianapolis to see my friend, Audrey.  I know,  no big deal to many most people, but to me this is huge!  So many uncertainties; so many unknowns; my mind reels with them. 

In fact they got the better of me during the night and when I woke up this morning, the trip was off.  What on earth was I thinking to think this was doable for me?  Then I began my devotional time.  Doesn’t God work in wonderful ways?  These are the bible verses that accompanied my readings for today:

Be not afraid, only believe.  Mark 5:36

Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.  Deuteronomy 31:6

Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life.  Luke 12:25

O you of little faith.  Luke 12:28

Ok – I get the message.  Time for one more cup of coffee before I begin to pack!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Morning Coffee - Refilling my Cup Again

I have not blogged in 9 months.  And my life reflects it.  I find I have silently slipped away from a discipline that kept me grounded in God – and it is becoming very evident in my daily thoughts and moods.  I have become spiritually lazy.

My blogging was something that kept me in tune with His direction, strong in my faith and at peace in my daily life – no matter the ups and downs.  But things this important don’t come easily; they take work - intentional and disciplined work.  

So for that reason I need shake off my doldrums and return to the discipline of putting myself right with God at the beginning of each day.  Only then will I be able to follow His incredible lead.

I  believe I will have a second cup as I work once again to seek direction for the day ahead.

1 Peter 2:1-3
Therefore, rid yourselves of all malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind. Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation,