What does it mean when we say "Hold the Creamer"?
We have many inside jokes in Bible Time with Mark and Cori, but one of them has become so meaningful it’s one of our sign offs in each episode. When Jesus admonished us to avoid becoming lukewarm it’s an important warning.
“I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot. So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth.
Rev 3:15-16 NKJV
Imagine a cup of hot coffee representing our Christian walk. Now imagine the creamer you add is the worldly influence that affects our walk and makes us less effective. When we add all that creamer to our coffee, not only do we lose the potency, the temperature drops too. This example has really reminded us how vigilant we need to be, and that piping hot is how we want to describe our walk!
Let's Get Cozy...
Happy January and welcome to The First Love Club Coffee Shop! Pull up a chair and settle in for a little Bible study or faith journaling session. Just click play to activate the video below and a waitress will be by shortly with our drink of the month to celebrate the best season of the year! And cause we love you, it's on the house!
Happy January, faithful family!
Another Christmas has come and gone— with its hustle and bustle, preparing and cooking, shop-ping and wrapping. Add the stress of making this year’s Christmas gatherings special despite all that 2020 has brought our way, and we’re all ready for a rest!
Rest. A verb, meaning, “to cease work or movement in order to relax, refresh oneself, or recover strength.” I can hear your collective sighs as you think, “Rest? I wish I had time for that!”
Chances are, you’re already thinking (and maybe panicking?!) about going back to work, sending the kids back to school, starting a diet or exercise plan, getting your finances under control, put-ting an end to an unhealthy behavior… and now you’re overwhelmed all over again.
Take a deep breath, sweet sister, and lean into these words from the mouth of our Savior Himself:
“Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” (Matthew 11:28-30)
As we enter a new year filled with hope and promise, it is my prayer that you would spend it dig-ging deeper into God’s Word. Immerse yourself in Him and His truth, because a life spent walking with Jesus is the only way we can find true rest.
So when you find yourself feeling overwhelmed, weary, or burdened, choose instead to trust in the One who modeled rest for us, as we read in Genesis 2:2.
“And on the seventh day God ended His work with He had done, and he rested on the seventh day from all his work with He had done.”
If the Creator of the universe can take some time for rest, so can you, dear one. His yoke is easy, and His burden is light. Carry that promise with you as you walk forward into 2021.
And as always, I would LOVE for you to join me every day at The First Love Club channel on YouTube at 9:30am PST to fellowship with the Faithful Fifty and read along with us in God’s Word. Replays are always available, so if you can’t make it to a LIVE, we’d love for you to be a part of the #ReplayClub and catch up at your convenience!
We will not be hosting a scripture writing challenge in January, but I hope that you will do some searching of your Bible that reflect our theme of “Rest” for this month.
Looking for more information about resting? Take a look and a listen here!
- Rest for Restless Hearts (Scott Anderson)
- Resting in the Faithfulness of God (Dr. Charles Stanley)
- Come and Find Rest (Pastor Greg Laurie)
Love your little face and hope you have a blessed month! 😘😘😘