Coffee makes everything better

22 02 2010

1 Thessalonians 2:13  And we will never stop thanking God that when we preached his message to you, you didn’t think of the words we spoke as being just our own. You accepted what we said as the very word of God–which, of course, it was. And this word continues to work in you who believe. (NLT)

I learned a little fact recently that some of you might already know, but I’ll share it for those of you who don’t: pouring coffee on your car battery terminals completely clears them of the gunk that builds up on them.   I’m not totally sure of the science behind the process but I know it works!  The reason this is so useful is because that gunk is deadly to your car battery!  If you allow that gunk to sit on your battery it will slowly drain all of its life.  And it is useless to try to jump-start your battery until you clean off your terminals! 

With that said, this morning, while I was sitting in our local coffee shop drinking my triple shot black coffee I was reminded of its multiple uses.  It not only clears the cobwebs of the mind but it also gets the gunk off!  As I sat there reading 1 Thessalonians chapter two, verse 13 caught my eye.  Especially where it read “And this Word continues to work in you who believe.”  I couldn’t help but think about the similarities between God’s word and coffee.

We use God’s word for multiple reasons, but none more beneficial than finding clarity and getting the gunk out of our lives for the purpose of pursuing Christ’s righteousness.  Often times, we are guilty trying to jump-start our spiritually drained lives with a community service project, giving to a worthy cause, or by doing other good deeds.  We might even join a small group meeting, Bible study, or start personal devotions; hoping God will see our efforts and bless us with peace and power.  However, until we are willing to get the gunk, a.k.a. sin, out of our lives we will find ourselves constantly drained and never operating at maximum capacity. 

We need to be constantly checking our terminals for gunk!  If you don’t know exactly what the gunk is, ask God to reveal to you where the gunk in your life exist.

what gunk have you allowed to build up in your life?

what is keeping you from accepting the truth of God’s word,
confessing it, and getting rid of it?




2 responses

27 02 2010

Hi there,

I loved this post and the comparison between God’s word and coffee, specially as I have just had my morning cup of coffee having spent some time in His word first.

By the way, I left a comment for you on Pete Wilson’s last post.

God bless you.

2 03 2010
Mason Stanley

Thank you for the encouragement!

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