Morning Cup of Joe

Published on Nov 12th, 2014 by Pastor Ed Hlad | 0
Morning Cup of Joe

Morning Cup of Joe

I know of some people who are almost totally useless in the morning until they get their cup of joe.  They don’t want to hear anything, speak anything, or face anything until they drink their coffee.  Fortunately for me, I never acquired the taste for coffee.  Once, when I was about thirty, I decided that it was time to grow up and grownups drink coffee.  I was tired of going out for breakfast with the men and ordering hot chocolate with whipped cream.  I saw myself slipping into the next step of losing my manhood and I would soon be ordering quiche for breakfast.  So I set out on a quest to become a coffee drinker.  I loved the smell but could not stand the taste.  So I sugared it.  I creamed it.  I sugared and creamed it and still…I just did not like it.  I soon resigned myself to the charade I live today…I still order hot chocolate but I have them hold the whipped cream.  I then pretend that I am sipping the bitter bean of real manhood.  I even bought a mug with a manly ilk on it for when I drink hot chocolate from my Keurig in my office.

The Psalmist in Psalm 90 has given me an even better pick me up in the morning.  I hope coffee drinkers will also see this option as far better.  Listen… “Satisfy us in the morning with your steadfast love, that we may rejoice and be glad all of our days.”  Psalm 90:14.  I found it interesting that this Psalmist, most think it was Moses, was also recognizing how each morning we awake with a sense that it is time to face life once again.  It is a new day and although the previous days may be seeking to pull at us, it is a day to decide how to now live.  In this verse Moses has taken a look at the steadfast love of God.  That is a term that is used to describe the covenant keeping love of God.  Moses desires that God’s love would fill his heart so that the circumstances of the day are not allowed to overwhelm the joy that comes from knowing you are living in the promises of God.  It may look like just another day to wander in the wilderness but it is a day that is still filled with the promises of God…even if they have not been completely fulfilled yet.

I woke up today completely immersed in the promises of God because of the cross of Jesus.  I am adopted.  I am a joint heir with Jesus.  I am holy.  I am blameless.  I will be glorified.  I will be with him forever.  I am having a dwelling place built for me that will make me a permanent neighbor of Christ.  He has promised to never leave me nor forsake me.  He has given me the Holy Spirit as a down payment of what is to come.  If He is any indication of what is to come….wow.  My job in all of this, if you can call it a job, is to allow the Spirit to fill me with all of those promises every morning so that my day is filled with rejoicing.  In reality, with all of these promises in our lives, how can we ever have a bad day?

So tomorrow, when you rise, before you stumble for the brew…take an inventory of the promises of God and allow those truths, allow him, to fulfill you so that your day is full of rejoicing.

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