After traveling and enjoying a blessed, but busy weekend, I spent this Monday morning enjoying breakfast at a local diner with my husband. After we played “catch up” with all the things we wanted to talk about our conversation shifted to our cups of coffee.
Simple cups of diner quality coffee, both drank hot and black. Simple. We talked about unique coffee shops we have visited, diners we love, and more. Then, the conversation stopped. Why? It wasn’t because we ran out of things to talk about (I can always find things to talk about.) Instead, it was because we both stopped to sip and savor this simple thing – a cup of black coffee.
Now, I drink coffee everyday, but I can’t remember the last time I actually stopped and savored a cup. I noticed everything about it – the temperature, strength, the mug itself and the warmth of it in my hands.
This uncomplicated cup of liquid served as a great reminder to me of how I fail at stopping to savor other things in my life, especially God’s Word.
Just as I have coffee everyday, I spend time in God’s Word everyday. But do I actually stop to savor it? If I am completely honest with myself, the answer is no. I read it. I usually read a commentary on it too. I still wouldn’t call it savoring, though.
I am always thankful for revelations like this, the ones that help me grow and help me to have better, healthy practices. Now, all I have to do is put it into practice.
From now on I will learn to savor His Word, noticing its strength, lessons, and is warmth in my hands.
I will learn to savor.