Last week a friend blessed me with a beautiful glass tea pot with infuser, gift set! I loved it immediately yet hadn’t the time to take it out of the box and enjoy a cup. Oh my goodness…next to a cup a tea at Elaine W. Miller’s home for writer’s group a couple weeks ago, I enjoyed the best cup of tea I’ve had ever. Yes I’m going with ever! The gift set came with six “flowering tea” flavors. My first pot was a green tea with fresh jasmine – it taste as wonderful as it smells, not to mention the beautiful flower in view through the glass exterior of tea pot. While my husband and daughter enjoyed some D & D (daddy and daughter) time, I enjoyed a cup of tea and a little quiet time.
Have you ever been blessed unexpectedly, for no apparent reason? This teapot is one example in my life. Initially I was blessed to know my friend cared so much that she used her hostess credits on me instead of herself. As I enjoy the hot tea a bigger yet simpler blessing occurred to me. Each time I steep my tea and watch it flower I will be reminded of the love, care and compassion wrapped in my friend. God continues to bless and overwhelm me…this time with tea!
The word “steep” means to allow dry ingredients like coffee or tea to soak in a liquid until that liquid takes on its flavor. As I allow a second pot of tea to steep and the aroma fills my office my thoughts drift to the similarities of steeping our tea, to steeping our lives. In Tuesday’s blog I encouraged you to absorb Living Water into your life. Today, I encourage you to absorb Jesus into your heart so your life will have a new or renewed aroma. God’s Word tells us we are to “…spread the aroma of the knowledge of him everywhere…” not just in public but in our homes too! Especially our homes…
2 Corinthians 2:14 – 15
But thanks be to God, who always leads us as captives
In Christ’s triumphal procession and uses us
To spread the aroma of the knowledge of him everywhere.
For we are to God the pleasing aroma of Christ
Among those who are being saved and those who are perishing.
With each future pot of tea I will be reminded of God’s provision and blessings in my life. It will also serve as a reminder to spread the aroma of Christ in my daily life ~ at home, work and play. I will also say a prayer for the person who blessed me with this teapot of inspiration, hope and revelation! Have a great day everyone!
Lisa M Buske
P.O. Box 323