Thursday, May 21, 2009

God's Coffee

Hi everyone,

I apologize for not posting as often as I'd like but I've been superbusy (my online efforts being only a part of what takes up my weekdays and weekends - I have a full-time job during the week and spend my weekends researching material for these posts.) I thank you faithful followers for your kindness and understanding. In appreciation please feel free to fill in the form to the right of this post for your free Cash In A Flash audio.

Now on to the topic for today: God's Coffee

I know what you're thinking "What the heck are you talking about MJ?" I'm glad you asked. As you know I am an avid participant in online forums, communities, groups, etc. Today while browsing through one such community I came across a forum post entitled "God's Coffee" and thought I'd share it here with you. So here goes (hope you like):

God's Coffee

A group of alumni, highly established in their careers, got together to visit their old university professor. Conversation soon turned into complaints about stress in work and life.

Offering his guests coffee, the professor went to the kitchen and returned with a large pot of coffee and an assortment of cups - porcelain, plastic, glass, crystal, some plain looking, some expensive, some exquisite - telling them to help themselves to the coffee.

When all the students had a cup of coffee in hand, the professor said:

"If you noticed, all the nice looking expensive cups were taken up, leaving behind the plain and cheap ones. While it is normal for you to want only the best for yourselves, that is the source of your problems and stress.

Be assured that the cup itself adds no quality to the coffee. In most cases it is just more expensive and in some cases even hides what we drink.

What all of you really wanted was coffee, not the cup, but you consciously went for the best cups... And then you began eyeing each other's cups.

Now consider this: Life is the coffee; the jobs, money and position in society are the cups. They are just tools to hold and contain Life, and the type of cup we have does not define, nor change the quality of Life we live.

Sometimes, by concentrating only on the cup, we fail to enjoy the coffee God has provided us."

God brews the coffee, not the cups.......... Enjoy your coffee!

"The happiest people don't have the best of everything. They just make the best of everything."

As I read this I couldn't help but agree with the professor, wise as he is. We need to realize that all life is is a way for us to give honor and glory to the One Who truly matters: God the Father, through Jesus Christ the Son. When we remember that in Him we live and breathe and have our very being, then we are truly living.

God bless..