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Your Morning Coffee 12/08/2022


Good morning!


Welcome to your morning coffee! May our Heavenly Father turn our hearts and minds from our own plans and designs, and turn them to His and His alone. Father, we are so broken by our sin. The power of sin has been defeated, but Father the presence remains! We wake up wanting everything our own way. Help us to follow your everlasting way Father. In the name of your son Jesus, and by the Spirit, He who lives within us making us more like your son, call us back to your Word today. Help us to hear your Word and obey it.


Your Morning Song: "Behold the Lamb of God" by Andrew Peterson


Your Morning Scripture: Isaiah 55:10-11


As the rain and the snow

come down from heaven,

and do not return to it

without watering the earth

and making it bud and flourish,

so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater,

so is my word that goes out from my mouth:

It will not return to me empty,

but will accomplish what I desire

and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.

...


It is natural not to how we have been made, but how we have been broken by sin that we take things for granted. Taking anything for granted is an odd mix of forgetting a thing and misunderstanding a thing. Perhaps it is a mix. We do not forget the thing itself as much as we forget its true nature and conveniently create a caricature of the thing in our minds that just so happens to best fit the preferences of our broken flesh.


Do we take God's Word for granted?


When we read the Bible, do we read it according to God's desires? According to His purposes? Or to our own? When we read the Bible do we read it so that we can live our lives according to God's purpose? Or do we read just enough of it to feel just good enough that we don't feel guilty on Sunday mornings?


Here's a way to test yourself. Do you struggle with feeling like the Bible isn't relevant to your daily life? Or do specific verses jump to mind throughout your day as you make choices and live your life?


Here is another way. Do you actually want to read the Bible? No one will always want to. But none of God's children will never want to. Our relationship with God's Word matters. Our habits matter. Our time spent seeking Him in His word, or lack thereof, matters.


Whatever our answers, however the evidence of our lives speaks under testing, God's Word will not return empty. But if we do not treasure and hunger for and obediently embrace His Word, He will leave us silently empty. Until we cannot stand the quiet.



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