The aroma of hazelnut liquid mercy wafts into the bedroom stirring me awake before the scheduled alarm. I smile at the thought of fresh-brewed coffee and quiet before the house stirs to life.
From the kitchen cupboard, I select one of three favorite mugs. My daily mug selection is as important to the overall coffee experience as preparing the coffee the night before. I choose a mug based on my daily feeling.
I once heard a guest pastor say, “We don’t have to live today on yesterday’s blessings.” The pastor’s statement referred to Lamentations 3:22-24: “Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.”
Each evening, as I prepare my coffee for the next day, I praise God for His daily blessings. Tossing the used coffee grounds into the trash, I rinse the reusable coffee filter and add fresh dry grounds. Meanwhile, I thank God in advance for the fresh batch of mercy, compassion, and faithfulness He has already scheduled to brew on time for me tomorrow.
I am thankful I did not have to drink today’s coffee with yesterday’s coffee grounds. I am also thankful I did not have to live today on yesterday’s blessings. Our Heavenly Father brews a fresh batch of all that we need each morning.
Our Heavenly Father is more reliable than our local barista.
He has already prepared freshly brewed grace today with calorie-free forgiveness and a bottomless supply of do-overs. I encourage you today to pull your chair next to His and spend time with God unloading your burdens and thanking Him for the fresh daily brew.
Pardon me as I refill my mug.
~April Dawn White
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