7-20-2016

Scriptural Truth – Coffee and Prayer

 

Like many folks I enjoy a good cup of coffee, especially in the morning to help get me going. Some folks would even say it’s best not to speak to them until after their first cup. There is no doubt this steamy hot liquid has found its place in the lives of many and has become a part of their morning awakening. Too often we’re in a hurry in the mornings and rushing about to get to work, school or other appointments by the time we should. For many this means coffee in hand in a travel mug and drinking it on the way to our destinations. We have conditioned ourselves into believing that without coffee our lives will become complete chaos. Perhaps chaos is not the truth but certainly things might become a little dysfunctional without coffee. However, there is something many people lack in their lives or even go without which does make life chaotic and it’s called prayer. Spiritually speaking prayer prevents chaos and is in many ways life giving. Think for just a moment of how much better the day would be if prayer was offered to God first thing in the morning. What would our day be like if we could take just a few moments to offer a simple, sincere prayer of thanks and an asking of guidance and strength through the day? We forget too often that God is the giver and sustainer of life and not coffee. It is God who will provide protection and strength in time of adversity during the day. I would challenge us all to make a change in our lives and begin each day with prayer first then coffee. Paul writes in Philippians 4:6 “Be careful for nothing but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.” Each day which begins with prayer allows us to begin our day with the mindset of “I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.” A can do attitude goes a long way in helping us reach our goals and lasts much longer than the cup of “black magic” we consume. Until next week this is the ScripturalTruth, Tommy O’Kelley Minister Subligna Rd. Church of Christ (706) 638-1129 or (423) 413 – 5319, email tmdok4@windstream.net or Facebook.

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