I do not hide the fact that I have a significant affection for coffee. There are not many smells that excite me more than walking into an overwhelming aroma of freshly ground and brewed coffee beans. Although I do have my favorites and when given the opportunity I can fit the definition of a coffee snob, I am a purest. What I mean is that I truly enjoy the natural flavor of coffee, not the cup of almond toffee flavored cream with a dab of coffee on top.
There have been a few moments in my adult life where I was forced to do without this miracle brew. I’ll never forget going to the Philippines and asking for coffee only to be met with those little crystals that dissolve in hot water. Hi, my name is Matt and I am a coffee snob. I’m sorry to say that those crystals in a jar are no substitute for that little blessed bean. One of the first things on my mind after hugging my wife and kids upon returning from the trip was finding some coffee.
You might not be as infatuated with coffee, but I’m sure you have your cravings. I often wonder how our Father feels when he sees all of the things we long to see, do, and experience and He is equated to a task we accomplish on Sundays. I think that sometimes God wants to take us through things that make us dependent upon him. Sometimes we have to go through a desert in order to become thirsty.
He wants to be the object of our desires. He wants to be the one we turn to in times of joy, sadness, frustration, and success. He wants to be the first one we look to at the break of day. He wants to guide us, instruct us, and come along side of us. He desires to know us so deeply that He gave His Son to die – to afford us the ability to have relationships with Him.
We need to take a look at our pursuits in life. Maybe today God wants you to do some reorganizing of pursuits. Can you think of one investment of your time which should be placed second in priority to our loving Savior?