By Rachel Wolfe
You wake up in the morning and stumble out to the kitchen.Some folks have their coffee maker’s timer set, and it’s already percolating. Those people simply surf out to the kitchen on the aroma waves of goodness to retrieve their cup. The rest of us who are too lazy to set it up the night before now have to fumble around to get our coffee makers brewing. While it brews, we begin to salivate, thinking about the goodness awaiting us. We begin our Bible reading but don’t always find it easy to focus so early in the morning.
Then it’s ready! We rush to pour a cup and add our favorite creamers and sugars. The next step is to take a sip. We always have to take that immediate sip—even though we know how spiking hot it will be and that it could possibly burn our delicate tongue. We feel a sigh of satisfaction on our breath. We return to our favorite spot and continue to read our Bible, waiting patiently for our coffee to cool slowly as we SIP ON ITS GOODNESS!
Ways to “Sip on God’s Goodness”
Psalms 119:97, “O how love I thy law! it is my meditation all the day.” Spending some time in the Word will calm you and control your thinking.Meditating on His Word will provoke you to make changes in your life that will please Him. You will see the Bible not as a rulebook but as life sustenance. You will desire more, and the more you desire, the more you will “sip on His goodness” by reading His words.
Matthew 21:22, “And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.” Asking and receiving from God will change your heart and mind for the good. It will do nothing less than provoke you to talk to God more and see Who He really is. It will intrigue you to see His power unleashed in ways only He deserves full glory for. You will look in wonder and crave more. You will want to “sip on His goodness” by spending time talking with Him.
Proverbs 3:5, “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.” Trusting in the Lord is sometimes easy, sometimes hard, but always good. Putting your trust in God does not mean you will get what you want out of a situation. It simply means you love Him enough to want to please Him by stepping aside and letting Him work in His own ways. You can let doubt and worry control you, or you can relax and “sip on His goodness” by trusting in His ways.
“Sippin’ on His goodness” is simply walking through life with God, taking sips of the heat, the sweetness, and the bitterness as you go. Sometimes it hurts, sometimes it spills all over your outfit, sometimes it grows cold, and you have to reheat it—BUT GOD IS ALWAYS SO VERY GOOD.
Psalm 100:5, “For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.”
love the analogy, this past year I crossed over to craving…the Bible. not coffee (though I do love my coffee)
Thank you! I’m glad I’m not the only one who starts my day exactly like that. Except I have no patience so I set the timer. Lol
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