Tea for Two

Tea for two

If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. – John 15:7

I love to drink tea. My favorite flavor is Ginger Peach, so when I have a moment to relax I’ll just pop a tea pod into my cup and cover with hot water. Many people take the pod out of the water after a few minutes, but I like the full flavor so I just leave it in while I sip it. While the pod is sitting in the hot water, you can see the flavorings immerse from the pod changing the color and flavor of the water.

Our spiritual life is like that, too. We have the pod of the Holy Spirit in us so that we can be re-flavored from the inside out. But we need pour our hot water of choice to activate the pod to relate with God. We need to steep in God’s presence to get the full flavor of his holiness. Reading God’s word and prayer is part of the transforming process. People will see the change in you.

Prayer: Lord, I love to spend time with you and just sit in your presence. Forgive me for the times I have gotten too busy and distracted and have forgotten you. I pray that daily I can abide in you so that you can do a work in me. Amen

Faith Tip: Find some time today to spend with God…and grab a cup of tea, too.

Drinking from the right well

Water Fountain

Image by Corey Leopold via Flickr

The LORD is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake.”Psalm 23:1-3

Coming home late from the meeting, Tricia dropped her purse, coat and notebook on the nearest piece of furniture and sank down into the chair. When she woke up, it was a couple of hours since her return home. Time for bed, she amused herself. Before turning off the light when she climbed into bed, Tricia reached for her Bible. She began to read about living water offered to a Samaritan woman. He said she would never be thirsty again. She wondered what she was thirsty for. Turning off the light, Tricia drifted off to sleep with that question on her heart.

It’s a question that each of us should ponder….what are we thirsty for? Being thirsty draws us to action to quench the thirst. It brings us to the well. Are we at the right well? The wells that the world offers may temporarily satisfy our thirst, but in the long run, we become parched again.

With Jesus, we lack nothing. His water is living and continually surging through us giving refreshment. We need to drink out of his well though. It requires a response from us.

Prayer: Lord, for those days when I am drinking out of the wrong wells and getting thirstier, I pray that I reach for your well of refreshment and drink of your living water for the fountain to flow in my soul. Amen

Faith Tip: Feeling tired today? What are you thirsting for? If it’s not Jesus, you may be thirsty again.