Thursday, April 30, 2009

A Coffee Connection

I had coffee with an old friend yesterday. We meet up periodically to get reconnected, encourage each other, and learn how to pray more effectively for the challenges the other is facing. Our conversation this time took us back almost two decades to a Bible study ours and other families were a part of. What was fascinating was to reflect on how God had been working in our lives from then until the present. It was a time of quiet sharing that I believe drew both of us closer to the Father.

There were a lot of other things I could have been doing instead this morning, "professional" activities that could potentially help our budget and further my career. But were any of them really more important than those forty-five minutes I spent with my brother in Christ?

We get so caught up in our jobs and interests that we often forget to take time out to really engage in the lives of those around us. Yet it is those very times that are helping build our eternal futures as we share the love of Christ with one another. They may not do much for our "bottom line," but they can enrich our souls.

Sometimes a cup of coffee with a friend can be one of the best investments you ever make.



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