Nearly every day, I meet God for breakfast. I wake up, get myself ready then I come downstairs, pour myself a cup of coffee and sit down with my Bible over breakfast. Often on the weekends, I’ll enjoy a cup of Joe in the afternoon while journaling, reading a devotional or doing a Bible study. A lot of my friends and family make fun of me and joke that I’m addicted to my coffee, but I’ve realized that coffee is my meeting place with God.
Culturally, we go out to coffee with our girlfriends, we hang out with our family at the local ice cream parlor and we go to dinner for a date with our boyfriend. Why can’t we do the same with God? I meet God for breakfast, I have lunch with my friends and I eat dinner with my family. Meals are a time to meet and gather, so why not designate a time to meet and gather with the Lord?
I love connecting with Him for breakfast because I feel refreshed and the day is new. I enjoy connecting with Him over a cup of coffee because coffee warms and invigorates me. It’s important for each of us to find our own ways to connect with the Lord and savor that time. We shouldn’t let other people butt in to our time with God. It’s our time. It’s sacred. It’s special. It’s endearing.
Scheduling a Sacred Time
Often, we think we need to create a sacred space to meet God. Such as a church sanctuary, a special place outside or an area of our house that’s been converted into a little resting place. There’s nothing wrong with finding a sacred place. So, find a sacred time with God too. Perhaps a sacred time could be while still curled up in bed before the day begins. Maybe it’s while heading to school or practice. It could be a weekly time set aside for journaling or doing a Bible study. Our time is invaluable, so set aside a moment and ask God to enter into that time and make it holy. Revering God with our time will allow Him to bless it!
I have discovered, that any cup of coffee can become a meeting time with God. It’s great to go out to coffee with a friend or loved one and bring God along. Or, it’s awesome to give myself a little pick-me-up, but meet God in that moment as well. Finding something that was a regular part of my daily routine helped me implement God into my daily life more inherently.
Meeting God for breakfast had to become a very intentional time of my day. But it took me awhile to figure out a time that naturally worked for me. Now, I find that I miss breakfast with God if something else pulls me away. Ultimately my time with God has turned into a habit, which has become an incredible blessing.