Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Coffee Date: Weekly Truth To Fill Your Cup

November is an interesting time of year. We're somewhere on the corner of respecting "the Turkey" and dancing around decking the halls. I'm a Christmas lover. It's always been go big or go home around here at Christmas, but there's something about the thanks part of Thanksgiving that's really gotten ahold of me the last few years. 
If we were sitting down for coffee today, I'd probably pour out a whole lot of wild tales about my pre-schooler's awful behavior lately but despite the hurdles we're facing I'm overflowing with gratitude.

Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”
— 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 (ESV)
It's tough to cultivate balance in any season. To have the hustle of life bustling around you while also being still in front of the Lord with an open heart. Friends, we are imperfect, empty vessels fit to be filled with a perfect God. To have a consistent dialogue with God, I'm talking prayer, with God gives us that opportunity to be filled with Him. It allows us to tap into the fruits of the Spirit He's already equipped us with. 

When we still ourselves in these seasons of busyness and focus in on Christ, we're steadying ourselves in a place to live out this Truth. Joy, consistent prayer and thanks will flow from us when we're intentional about our time in prayer. 
“I pray because I can’t help myself. I pray because I’m helpless. I pray because the need flows out of me all the time- waking and sleeping. It doesn’t change God- it changes me.”
— C.S. Lewis
Join me this week as we meditate on this piece of scripture. Let's be convicted to rejoice always, pray without ceasing and to give thanks in all circumstances. Let's not just glance over this Truth, let's lay it on our heart by memory as we walk into our daily routines this week.

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