Your Morning Coffee 09/29/2022
Welcome to your morning coffee! May our Heavenly Father shake us out of our every day complacency. Father, forgive us, forgive me, for losing sight of you in the midst of the daily hustle. Help us to see you better, who you are and what you want. Father, cause us to cling to you even though it is your grip on us that matters. You call yourself our Father and you delight in us when we acknowledge and embrace our every day dependence on you. Father we need you. We need your son Jesus. In his name hear our cries. In his name have mercy on us when we choose not to see you. We are your children and need your loving correction. Be gentle with us Father. Feed us. Quench our thirst. And continue to call out to us to trust in you and obey. Let us daily live in the expected joy of desperate dependence on your son, our savior, Jesus.
Your Morning Song: "Hymn of the Ages" by Rend Collective
Your Morning Scripture: John 6:35
Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life;
whoever comes to me shall not hunger,
and whoever believes in me shall never thirst.
Is our faith desperate enough? Is it deep enough down into our daily lives? I make the same mistake that the rest of us do, both in our daily lives, and on our Sunday mornings, letting smaller things take up a bigger space than they ought to.
The blur of my day to day. The schedule of a Sunday morning. Moving quickly. Checking boxes. Placing the whole of my focus on some of the smallest pieces of the puzzles. My outward doings overshadow my inward being until my faith is merely a scheduled, inherited, soulless thing. And I am irritable. Hurt by doubts and fears and a lack of real worship, real prayer.
Am I desperate enough? What does it look like to focus on my inward being?
Jesus came not that we may be able to meet the performative rules of the Pharisees. Jesus came to fill the hungry and quench the thirsty. He came to welcome us into a new birth from above, all the way down into our innermost being. And from out of this filled, quenched, peace-full place, all manner of beauty-full, wondrous doings will flow. And if Jesus is the only one who can satisfy our hunger and quench our thirst, why do we not more desperately cling to him?
What does my prayer life look like? What does my daily Bible reading habit look like? How much of my life do I share with my brothers and sisters in Christ? Am I sincere? Am I consistent? Am I mature and wise? Am I daily and desperate depend on Jesus?
Or am living out at the edges of my relationship with God? Leaving the deep, intimate, and wonder-full mysteries within unexplored? Am I checking boxes while I starve and thirst? Or am I eating and drinking?