Saturday, December 22, 2007

He's my cup of coffee each morning...

I can't imagine not starting my mornings without first spending time with my Lord. My first cup of coffee doesn't taste the same without Him there. I imagine that even after I am gone from this earth, Christ and I will carry on our relationship, with a cup of coffee and blessed conversations, only in His heavenly realm verses at my red paisley chair. It is in this spiritual space I have created for my Lord and I that I can read and meditate on His goodness, His greatness, power, glory, majesty and splender (I Chronicles 29:11-Yours, O LORD, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the majesty and the splendor, for everything in heaven and earth is yours. Yours, O LORD, is the kingdom; you are exalted as head over all.). I am in awe of you in my Life Lord!
In my quiet time this morning, my hearts song, my morning joy is found in an old familiar Psalms, chapter 63, verses 1-5 (The Message). As David did when he wrote this, I lift it up in prayer and committment from my heart to the God of my redemptive grace and love:

O God, you are my God; I earnestly search for you.

My soul thirsts for you; my whole body longs for you

in this parched and weary land where there is no water.

I have seen you in your sanctuary and gazed upon your power and glory.

Your unfailing love is better than life itself; how I praise you!

I will praise you as long as I live, lifting up my hands to you in prayer.

You satisfy me more than the richest feast. I will praise you with songs of joy.

I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live but Christ lives in me (Gal. 2:20). By faith may I love today all those that I come across, especially the unlovable. My I wear the grace that God has so lovenly and graciously given me. May I serve and minister as I have been called to do.

My Joy comes from the Lord...where do you find your joy? Amidst all the holiday bustle, family gatherings, and work commitments-can you see beyond the chaos and find joy? Can you daily set aside the business of your life, the ashes of your past, the pain you are required to live in, to find the joy that is so freely given from Christ? Search for Him in the scriptures and spiritual readings, mediate on His words and then you can live in His joy, His peace, and His comfort, dispite all that surrounds you. Give yourself the gift of joy today. He is calling you to it!

In His Graces~Pamela

1 comment:

Lelia Chealey said...

I LOVE THIS!!! I feel so blessed that you came to my site so I could come to yours. I agree with you how my 1st cup just isn't the same unless it's spent drinking while praising my Saviour! Thanks!!