Caffeine? Two For Me Please...

In an old television show called Full House, one of the main characters named Joey Gladstone who was a comedian, had a puppet that was a dressed up woodchuck. The woodchuck's favorite line was always, "Did you say 'Wooooood'?"

Lately for me its been Caffeine. COFFEE...or as some of my friends call it, "Baptist Beer".

I don't know why I've had such a hankering for caffeine often in the form of coffee lately, but its been almost as if its the only thing that will get me going each day.

When I was younger I avoided coffee like the plague, and I will admit that even today, I have more cream and sugar in my cup than I do actual coffee, but it seems to be my "picker upper" each day and lately also in the afternoons.

I don't think I'm addicted to the stuff like some people might be, and I'm most definitely not a buyer of expensive coffees unless its a special occasion. I've found that my Keurig seems to be sufficient, and knowing that I have a Keurig with K-cups provided by a wonderful family in my church keeps me from being tempted to buy coffee elsewhere.

I don't like to say that I "crave" coffee, but there are times that I do wake up and think about how nice it would be to have a cup.

Lately my cup of coffee has turned into my "God and I time." Yes, I open my Bible... I really can't believe that thought just ran through your mind! :) Yes, my God and I time.

Saturday morning I sat on my back deck with my Sunday sermon notes in hand and my blue M&M guy mug and enjoyed the warm weather and my time with God.

There are times that I wished I lived near a pond or had a swing on a dock!
Each summer my family attends a family camp, and the lake there is perfect to have my daily time with God!

But you know... there are days when I forego the coffee. It could be for whatever reason, but I notice that I have not had it by early afternoon when I'm starting to fall asleep at my desk.

Yet, you know, there are days that I have become so busy so quickly that I have foregone my God and I time, and sadly I don't realize that I've missed it like I can with caffeine.

I've learned that if I don't make my God and I time a priority, then I can quickly place God on a back burner and ignore the fact that I haven't met with Him.

My attitude can turn sour, bitterness can reign in my heart, and discouragement will rule supreme.

King David said in the Psalm 63:1 "O God, You are my God; Early will I seek You; My soul thirsts for You; My flesh longs for You In a dry and thirsty land Where there is no water."

I'm sad to say that often my soul doesn't thirst for God like it might crave caffeine.

My time with God is something that I should long for, something that I should desire. Something that I should crave.

Do you crave God's Word each day?