Do you have a coffee table God? I do! Let me tell you about Him.
One morning during my quiet time, I was prompted by what I was reading, “I want to be more aware of how God is present and near and trust in His care and love.” I asked the Lord to show me what that looked like; and He did!
I imagined myself having coffee with a very dear friend. It was just the two of us sitting at a quiet table for two, enjoying each other’s company, chatting about our pasts and the future. I was content. She was happy. There were no worries or concerns during this time. It was just me and my girlfriend, sitting and having coffee. I spoke, she listened. She spoke, I listened. We talked, laughed, cried.
Then, in my imagination, Jesus became the person sitting across the table from me. My girlfriend was gone, and I was having coffee with my very best friend, Jesus! He was no longer this image that I held at arm’s length. He wasn’t just out there somewhere. He was sitting across from me, having a conversation, and drinking coffee. We talked, we laughed, we cried. I talked, He listened. He talked, I listened. I have never had a more intimate conversation with the lover of my soul.
Now you are probably thinking, that’s great, Angie. Glad you got to experience that. But now what? Well, now when I’m feeling distant from God or even a little dry in our friendship, I do what I do when I need to talk to my friend. I call Him up and ask Him for coffee. He always makes time for me, and we are never rushed to part ways.