What if I AM having coffee with Jesus in the morning?
When I log on in the morning, I do so with direct intention of feeling the presence of Jesus. To be open to His words, to want to hear Him speak. My desire is to be moved in such a way that I feel Him with me. I do have my coffee in hand as I sit and meditate over His words. Sometimes I hold my cup real close to me, both hands wrapped around it very intently, as though I'm deep into a conversation, hanging on each word. Hummm.... Why yes I do believe that I Donna Marie Biggerstaff have had coffee with Jesus, many mornings. The question in the photo is "what would he say to you?" When I read that, it has a different spin or meaning. I perceive it differently than sharing our morning cup of Joe.
This morning as I ponder the question I think about my morning and events taking place, which have taken place and events to come. What would Jesus say to me on this morning?
On this morning, I suspect it won't matter there are ice cream bowls in the sink from the night before, the Halloween lights were left on all night or that when I open the door to my son's room it stinks to high heaven like sweat. I will have a Mary heart in our Martha world.... this morning it won't matter my hair is poking up and the coffee is a bit too strong, this morning Jesus is here! And this is how I would hope some of the conversations would unfold.......
As I have been prayerful over my finances, I might suspect that Jesus would have noticed, I'm making my own creamer at home. He may have even laughed this morning as I tried to get the perfect amount of salt in my creamer, and the face I made when I did not. Salted Caramel Creamer ~ a favorite right now! I found a great recipe on Pinterest! I've yet to master it but am finding I'm a bit gitty in the way I'm able to make it almost as tasty as that which I spend $4.85 a bottle on. My investment is around $4.00 and.. I make twice as much! I know that Jesus sees my frugal heart and He might say to me on this morning, "It is the small things that add up to big things."
As I've been prayerful over my Ex Husband and a difficult situation he has been going through. Jesus might say "It is through my grace and forgiveness that you are at this place. Thank you child for loving me enough that you are able to love Greg, the father of your children and help him through this time." It has not been easy, and there have been times it has been down right painful to see him go through his situation. God has provided grace, not only on my heart, but on my husbands. I would suspect Jesus would also share "It is through your relationship with me, that you as a couple are able to pray for Greg." It truly is a gift that I am married to a man who loves my children so much, that his hope is that their father find true happiness, which in turn brings happiness to his family.
I pray over my children with a never ending heart. Jesus knows my worries for them, my hopes and my dreams. My intentions in teaching them and my never ending desire to love them without measure. My heart grows heavy at times for my oldest son, who is such an amazing, incredible young man. He is such a gift in my life, in our lives. I pray over him often in regard to his confidence, his courage, his battles, his perception of self. And I pray over his Godly heart. Since he was a small child we have talked about his being a Preacher/Minister. When he was about 10 he told me he wanted to be a teacher. I told him WONDERFUL! And secretly prayed he would be a teacher of God's word! When he was 16-17 he chose to study the nutrition and the way the muscles and body all work together, so that he could teach others how to eat and exercise for their activity level. I secretly pray that he will teach others how to fill their soul with scripture and positive encouragement that will all work together to move their lives. I envision Jesus smiling at me and saying "You are a mother with a son who loves Jesus with all his heart. Be patient and watch how his life unfolds as he leans into me and allows me to work within him. He trusts me and I ask that you trust me too. I hear your prayers and I too believe this young man is destine to be a leader. Your son will do amazing things and you will find your prayers were heard along the way." ohhhh to have that conversation. I feel myself pulling my cup in close, my eyes welling with happy tears and the words "well done my good and faithful servant" coming from His lips. As a mother, I truly believe my purpose on this planet is to lead my children to the Lord, if I teach them nothing else, I have and will continue to teach them to love the Lord our God with all their hearts.
When the conversation feels to serious, I suspect Jesus knowing my heart and my witty smarty pants style of coping when things get emotional will say "and let's talk about you know." hummmm what will He say to me? What will His words be directly to me. I would hope that he would say, I have made you with a wonderful sense of humor, thank you for using it for encouraging and not degrading. I have given you silliness in abundance, thank you for making others smile. In your heart I've planed kindness, thank you for being kind to others. I've supplied you with an unlimited amount of compassion, thank you for not looking at others and thinking badly of them, but wondering their story and quietly taking a moment to pray for those others don't understand, I hear your prayers. You have a strong will and an independent determination about you. Thank you for understanding that and asking for my assistance in allowing others into your life to lift and support you. You have always been very closed emotionally. Thank you for seeking a partner in life, through My blessings. And thank you for trusting My choice for you and allowing Me to work in you, through the conversations shared with Jeff. Thank you for trusting my choice in a partner for you and for understanding the gift in allowing me to open your heart to him, to teach you the wonderful blessing of communication. Of listening and of being heard.
And I suspect He too might say continue to trust me with this relationship and I will continue to bless it.
May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.
Three or four cups later Jesus will share that I'm not the only chick to chat with this morning and that He needs to be going. I'll embrace Him and thank Him for the wonderful visit and we'll pray with one another before parting. He'll ask me to pray, and I'll smile and with my smarty pants wit I'll say "of course you ask me to do it" thinking to myself ~ He already knows the prayers on my heart.