My parents had a percolator going every morning before daylight. I could always hear the water pop up into the clear top followed by the most aromatic smell of coffee. I even had my own coffee cup to join them in their favorite daily drink. Of course mine was very little coffee with milk and sugar. I continued that tradition with my grands when they were younger.
That percolator took some time to make coffee. But our modern coffee pod maker never has the same fragrance throughout the house that the old percolator did. Still the convenience of a quick brew is pretty wonderful.
Oh beloved, in this instant society, don’t forget to stop and enjoy the aroma of the day. Instant isn’t everything. Life in Christ is like a percolator. It takes time and it’s worth it. God knows your every need and even what your preference for learning is. He is your teacher and as He prepares the day for you and you for the day, you can trust Him to know how busy your life is. This may be a four day week for most, but many hit the floor running without regard for their spiritual needs.
You beloved, are very needy. Without the time spent with Christ, you will be weak and less sweet-smelling. And even when you go through the process, you are being made into something better. Life in Christ has much preparation involved. And you are being prepared to carry the essence and flavor of Christ with you into this day. Don’t hurry, don’t worry and don’t forget. Your neediness is met with Christ’s sufficiency and Holy Spirit’s indwelling power. Nothing is better than the old time religion of dwelling in the secret place with the Lord.
God loves you and He’s for you. Run to Him this morning and ask Him for fresh fire to ignite your fervor for life. And then live in the Light of His magnificent power and plan!
Psalm 63:1-2 O God, You are my God. Earnestly I seek You; my soul thirsts for You. My body yearns for You in a dry and weary land without water. So I have seen You in the sanctuary and beheld Your power and glory.
2 Corinthians 2:15 But thanks be to God, who always leads us triumphantly as captives in Christ and through us spreads everywhere the fragrance of the knowledge of Him.
Psalm 91:1 He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High Will remain secure and rest in the shadow of the Almighty [whose power no enemy can withstand].
Psalm 84:2 My soul longs, even faints, for the courts of the LORD; my heart and my flesh cry out for the living God.