Coffee with God

I went to Chrysalis over the weekend – it’s a three-day non-denominational Christian retreat for young adults that I’ve been involved with for a number of years. At the end of the weekend, I was exposed to an idea that I absolutely love – having Coffee with God.

A photo of a cup of coffee.
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The idea is simple – when you have your morning coffee – whether that’s before work or at work – take some time to spend some quality time with God. So since getting back, I’ve decided to get this happening. I’ve been spending my morning coffee reading the Bible, and spending some good time in prayer. And man does it feel Good. Sometimes, you don’t realise how much you’ve been missing in your faith when you don’t pray regularly – and I’ll admit, I’ve had trouble getting into the prayer thing. But this idea has just clicked for me, and seems to be going well. Admittedly it is early days, and I am going to have to keep at it for 28 days to make it a habit, but I think that it is really important for me.

I’ve been challenged recently by things a few people have said to me to take charge of my faith life, to be the spiritual head of the household. So that when I have kids, I can be the active one who is seen reading my bible, I can be the one who takes on the spiritual education of our children (when we have them). And in order to do that, I need to start now, to get into the habit of reading my bible, and praying, so that when kids come around I’m all ready for them.

So today, I’d like to challenge you to take some time and have coffee with God. It’s a beautifully simple concept, but sometimes, it’s the simple concepts that work.

The LORD said, “Go out and stand on the mountain in the presence of the LORD, for the LORD is about to pass by.”
Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks before the LORD, but the LORD was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the LORD was not in the earthquake. After the earthquake came a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper.

1 Kings 19:11-12 (NIV, Emphasis added)

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Author: Ben Clapton

I'm an Officer in The Salvation Army, currently appointed with my wife as Corps Officers at the Rochester Corps in country Victoria (20 minutes out of Echuca). I play violin and guitar, amongst many others, and love golf and running.

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