It’s a Birthday! With Presents!

I am so excited….it is a bloggy birthday!

A Cup of Joe is turning ONE tomorrow!

Last night I sat and reflected on what the Lord has done in my life in ONE YEAR.

Take a minute to do that. Wow.

I am so thankful to Him. And so in love with my God. Mmm.

And this is love: that we walk in obedience to his commands. 2 John 1:6a

I made a commitment to Him, to obey Him, no matter what it looks like. I commit to offer myself as a living sacrifice (Romans 12:1).

Not because He is an Iron Fist God, but because I love Him. My love leads me to obedience.

Disobedience doesn’t mean “harsh punishment”….it means I’m missing out on something He has for me. Heaven forbid it.

If I had talked myself out of this blog, I would have done just that….missed out.

Is the Lord giving you unction to move into an unfamiliar place? DO IT. Oh, he will NOT let you fall. His plans are so much greater than our eyes can see.

Here’s my first blog post. Kind of embarrassing…

Let me just start by saying…..this was God’s idea.

If you know Jesus, then you know what he does….makes us do crazy things. Outlandish at times! Out of our comfort zones….Like starting a blog…a blog about me and Jesus drinking coffee, at that. SO! This blog is NOT about me….its about Him and this amazing journey of life.

So, how did it all come about? In the mornings, I get up….make coffee, grab my Bible, journal, computer and spend time in the Word. So many of you do the same thing. But every now and again I feel as if I have no place to go.

Do you know what I mean?

I go through seasons of life where I just HAVE to be in a Bible study! I crave fellowship with other women and love the structure a study offers. Other times (usually at the end of that study) I am just ready to be on my own with the Lord. Just go wherever I want to go in the Word, journal, pray, etc.

But after a while of that I get lazy.

And distracted…I start to google. And facebook. And look at Ebay….and craigslist…and iTunes. And if you asked me if I had a quiet time that day I would say, “yes, I sat quietly for a time :)” But let me tell you….when I have a place to go, a verse to read, a moment with the Lord, it is NEVER a waste of time. Some days we all need a place to start. In light of that, this blog idea kept coming up during our little chats in the morning…I pushed back and God pressed in. So here we are.

Our times over coffee in the morning are often the best times of my entire day. So rich and life-changing. One thing about the Word is…it doesn’t take much. Even if you haven’t cracked your Bible in years, He is faithful to bless you with his Word.

No matter where you are, where you’ve been or where you think you’re heading.
You now have a place to start. I invite you to join us for coffee in the mornings.

Grab a cup of joe and let the Word of God transform your life….as it does mine.

So…Thank You. Thank you for joining me. He has used YOU to transform my life.

And what is a birthday without PRESENTS?!

I bought this CD for you last night. By far MY MOST FAVORITEST worship CD in years. I mean it.

Hillsong Chapel: Yahweh

So I’d love to share it with you. Leave a comment to enter.

The drawing will close Sunday night at 9pm. The winner will be announced Monday morning!

Thank you for joining me on my journey. Thank you for your friendship, encouragement and comfort. I love the body of Christ. The distance of the country can not keep us apart!


20 thoughts on “It’s a Birthday! With Presents!

  1. Happy Bloggyday!!!!! It doesn't seem like a whole year has passed! We have been blessed by your heart sweet friend. Thank you for your grace and obedience. You are a treasure.

  2. Happy Bloggyday! Becky you are the first thing I read in the mornings, sometime before I even get out of bed. You are a motivator and inspiration and I am blessed to have you in my life! Love you!

  3. Becky I also not only love your blog I finally figured out my gmail account so I can post! I already posted above but not sure if it actually worked right, saturday and no cup of joe yet! Tracie C.

  4. Happy Bloggy Day! Wow, just one year? Amazing what God can open up. We are all the ones receiving the gift, that's for sure. LOVE your music choices on the blog and Hillsong is a fave ๐Ÿ˜‰ Stephanie Pohler

  5. I am reading and stealing from your blog for my profile page this week. God put you in my life last month and I need to hear what you say. I think I wrote you a personal note but this week has been a doozy. I found out my husband of almost 27 years has been cheating on me and I have filed for divorce. WOW!!! Talk about a week!! The emotions have been extremely unsettled around here and the funny thing is I am trying to rejoice because I feel completely free from the bondage of not knowing what was going on!!! I feel bad because my adult children are angry and upset with him, but I have lived that for years and finally God revealed him to me and I am free!!!! I do have fear mostly now so have been searching for music to listen to and have Kirstens blog playing. IT is the fear of unknown and provision. Will he accept my terms and will I have to go back to work full time and leave my babies at the church preschool? Only God knows but I am remaining faithful to Him and SEARCHING for encouragement this morning. Thank you for your post!!! I needed it!!!

  6. Happy Blogday! I just started reading your blog and how fun that the first one emailed to me is your 1 year anniversary. I feel so behind. Thank you for being obedient! Not only would you have missed out, but so many others who have been blessed through you would have missed out. Keep on obeying Becky!

  7. Happy Bloggyday my beautiful friend! What a blessing you have been – thank you so much for listening to the Lord! Oh how we know it isn't always easy but so worth it in the end! โ™ฅCounting it all joy,Angela

  8. Becky, Happy Birthday Cup of Joe!!! You are an amazing woman of God and your blog has blessed me so much. I pray mine will touch people as your has. I love what you said about stepping out of our comfort zones and He will not let us fail. Very encouraging….thank you dear friend!

  9. Happy Blog Birthday Becky :). You are such a joy and encouragement to so many. You are such an inspiration to me. I pray that your blog continues for as long as God wants it to continue and that that would be for a long time to come :). Congratulations!

  10. Becky! So thankful you obeyed the Lord and have diligently been blogging about the Word! This is how we became friends even though we went to church together! Thank you for abiding in Him and the fruit that we all benefit from that is displayed in your life from the Spirit. I thank God for you! Happy Bloggy Day and hope for many more! ๐Ÿ™‚ LOVE YOU!

  11. Happy Blogday friend! Becky, I am so very thankful for you. God has used you to work on so many hearts, mine included. Keep obeying and he will keep blessing!Love- Andrea

  12. Thank you for all you are doing Becky! Your boldness and passion for Jesus inspired me on our retreat last weekend. I am sad I have missed out on a whole year of this blog, but look forward to what God has in store for you ahead through this avenue. God bless you and your family!

  13. Becky,I have been blessed by your blog for the better part of a year now. Our mutual, sweet friend Cynthia shared it with me. Thank you!!! And Happy Bloggy Birthday!!!

  14. Congrats, Becky! I know the Lord has done mighty things in and through you via this blog over the course of this past year. I pray you'll continue to be faithful, authentic, and teachable as you enter into another year. May it be full of blessings richer and deeper yet.

  15. Happy Bloggyday, Becky! You are such a gift to me and so many others. I don't know if I ever read your very first post or not, but reading it today made me gasp a little because I have SEVERAL TIMES – used this blog in that exact way. Not sure where to start in my "time with the Lord." Wanting to dive into Him quickly so as not to lose one minute in my too-hurried life…your blog has often provided me with just the push into Him that I needed to get myself headed in the right direction for the day. Indeed, He will bless obedience. Thank you for obeying Him!!! ((hugs))

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