How does a coffee date with Jesus sound?
Yes, you heard me right! Grab your Bible, a journal or your laptop, some earphones (don’t forget to load some worship music into your phone) and head to your favorite coffee spot!
If you need to get a babysitter….consider it money well spent!
Yes, I know it’s probably not your daily routine – but consider this thought: we make an effort to see our best friends, and others close to us over a coffee; so why can’t we do the same with Jesus?
After all, Jesus is the One that knows us better than anybody, He is and should be our first, and most important coffee date.
Coffee is refreshing. I mean, those of us that drink coffee, we need it to get through our days. There are so many different kinds of coffee, different ways of drinking it, different places that each add that special touch to their coffee. So coffee, I’d say is pretty important in a worldly stance. The efforts gone into making coffee, the efforts gone into having that first cup in the morning which is your best – the same effort should be made for a coffee date with Jesus.
Coffee refreshes us. So does Jesus. Who better than to share a coffee with then?
Jesus refreshes our soul – He is our Counselor in times of need – even the Bible teaches us this.
“But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.”
– John 14:26
He is our Comforter – He comforts our souls, our heartaches, our grievances.
“All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is our merciful Father and the source of all comfort. He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us. For the more we suffer for Christ, the more God will shower us with his comfort through Christ.”
– 2 Corinthians 1:3-5
He is our Friend. Always there in our time of need. Always there to listen. Always provides a shoulder and warm arms to cry on.
“I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you.”
– John 15:15
He is our Peace. He is the only one that sustains that peace within us. He instills peace. He calms our anxieties, silences our thoughts. He is the peace in the storm. He is the peace in your life.
“I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.”
– John 14:27
He is our joy. Whenever we feel sad, and we turn to Him. He provides our joy. He fills our hearts with laughter, our lives with sunshine and our homes with joy.
“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”
– Romans 15:23
If you needed a reason to find that courage to go out by yourself to a coffee shop and order a cup of coffee with your Bible, let these reasons provide you with the courage, the strength, the comfort, the guidance and so much more that you will find in Him. Let that coffee date with Jesus be memorable. Let it be delicious. Let it surround you with His presence.
“Father, how I long to be in your presence. How I’ve longed to see you face to face, and to meet you. How I long to smile with you, and laugh with you one day in heaven. But until then, I want to invite you for a coffee. Come and have coffee with me, Jesus. Let us sit, and talk for hours. Let us study the Scripture together with you guiding me and teaching me all the new things you want me to learn. Let us laugh together whilst enjoying a steaming cup of cappuccino. Let us talk about you, let us talk about me, let us talk about our path together, the future ahead of us and how I can aim to serve you more and more each day. Give me the courage and the strength to do these things, and to always look to you. Jesus, you’re my best friend and nothing will ever change that, and don’t let me forget it. Thank you for being such a wonderful, loving, caring friend that I need in my life, and one that I cannot live without.
In Jesus’ Name,