Tuesday, April 19, 2011

God speaks to me at... Starbucks

So.. I am sitting in starbucks and everyone that know me knows that I LOVE Starbucks! But there is a reason behind it... I moved to Birmingham 4 years ago to start a new job. I didn't know ANYONE in Birmingham except a really good friend/roommate of mine so I was very alone here. The week that I moved here, I decided to visit a place called the Basement and that night God moved in my heart so strongly that I realized how deep His love was for me and how much I desired Him above all else that this world could offer me. This was a new thing for me. I would have always said that I was a christian, and maybe I was but I definately didn't have a personal reationship with this God and I wasn't living a life that reflected Him.  I had only one friend that was a christian and no family in town, so I began coming to Starbucks and reading my new bible. I became so intrigued by the Word of God that I came to Starbucks everyday that I wasn't at work and spend hours upon hours there in the Word. I would sit there, bible open, pen in hand, and write everything down in my journal that the Lord was teaching me. The people that worked there began blessing me with free coffee and muffins because I was there for so long!

It was in Starbucks that I read for the first time that "I am a new creation" in 2 Corinthians 5:17, that "I am fearfully and wonderfully made" in Psalm 139, and that "He would never leave me or forsake me" in Hebrews 13:5. I would leave Starbucks with a renewed and refreshed mind fully eager to give God all of my life. Starbucks is like a vacation to me... I love the calm atmosphere, I love the smell of coffee beans, I love the people that work here, but most of all, I love getting in my word and letting Jesus speak straight to my heart.

"Your word is a lamp unto my feet and a light to my path" Psalm 119:105

"For the Word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword"  Hebrews 4:12

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You are an AMAZING woman of God. I also thank God for directing you to that corner because it was there that you did get to know him and get in your Word so that you could help others learn Gods Word. You have helped me, loved me, and listened to me whenever I needed you. You have such a humble spirit, loving heart, and encouraging demeanor that God has blessed you with and created you to be. I am proud to call you MY FRIEND. I LOVE YOU TO HEAVEN AND BACK! - Brooke A.