If you were sitting with your best girlfriend sipping a cup of hot coffee, what words would spill out of your heart? Would you keep the conversation surface deep, or would you feel safe enough to dive deeper into the core of what was truly on your mind and in your heart? My girlfriends are a safe place where I allow myself to be vulnerable and share the depth of my heart — the good, the bad and the ugly.
When I meet with Jesus in the morning — or in the afternoons because sometimes I just can’t get up in the mornings — I love to have a cup of coffee in hand. There is just something about the warmth, the aroma, and the intimacy that I feel in those moments. As my mind is awakened by the aroma of freshly brewed coffee, my heart is awakened by His love for me as I read His Words and reflect on His promises.
For those of you who have followed my blog for at least the last year, you will remember that I participated with The Nester and over 700 other bloggers in writing for 31 Days last October. It was a challenge, but it was so good for my heart. I wasn’t perfect, but I stayed the course. I wrote on the topic of abiding in God’s presence. You can find all of the posts in that series here.
I am excited to participate again. I prayed and asked the Lord what my topic should be and all I heard was, “I want to talk with you”. I believe that as Jesus speaks to my heart, He will also speak to yours.
This October, I will be blogging for 31 days. Are you curious as to the topic?
This blog series is about coffee and Jesus, and what happens to our hearts as the aroma of freshly brewed coffee is interwoven with the aroma of the love of a God who desires to share His heart with us.
I hope you will come along with me on this journey. Please feel free to share this post with your girlfriends and invite them to come along as well!