There’s no way around it. I am addicted to coffee.
It’s not what you think. Yes, I have a cup of coffee in the morning, to get a little caffeine into the system. But, the lure of java isn’t so much a chemical dependency. Within the sealed aluminum canister on my kitchen counter lies an emotional connection to something warm, dark, and fragrant.
Coffee is one of the simple pleasures in life that I’ll never tire of and will always quietly keep me company. It’s fresh brewed every morning and whenever something soothing or happy is in order. Not only that, it goes great with conversation and seems to bring a smile when it’s offered.
So, I’m sure it’s no surprise that I associate coffee with the Word of God.
I’m curious today…
What kind of Bible coffee drinker are you?
Black Coffee – Likes the Word plain and straight.
You are a hard core Berean, who enjoys printing out the text without paragraph breaks, line by line.
Your Bible is clean from notes or commentaries, just the Scriptures and maybe a concordance. You hold a separate collection of Bible dictionaries and commentaries for reference and stuff your notes in 3-ring binders that cause your shelves to sag.
Cappuccino – Likes the Word like a shot of espresso, indulged with frothy foam.
You enjoy digging into the Word with notes and commentaries readily available, inserted alongside the text.
Your Bible is a Study Bible, and it’s most likely the NASB translation, although you switch between that and NIV. You underline and make notes in the margin. The Good Book is covered in either (faux) leather or in a canvas Bible cover.
Latte – Likes the Word, rich and creamy, and enjoys a foamy mustache.
You love walking through the Word with companions of devotional thoughts or inspirational questions.
Your bookshelf is never short of a fave devotional or Bible Study series. Your Bible might be a Life Application Bible, or it’s simply paired with your favorite “Daily Bread” or stacked on top of a study book.
Mocha – Likes the Word, like a chocolaty treat, a rich confectionery splurge.
You love journaling in the Word, reflecting on Christian writing, meditations or even art, music and photography.
The Word comes alive in a mosaic of artistic expressions. Your Bible might be a Journaling Bible where you weave whatever prompts your heart into God’s words. You are an artist who takes in the Word and sees it reflected in unexpected places.
I hope you’ll leave me a comment and lemme know how you like your Bible!
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