Coffee for Your Heart- My Cup of Tea

teacup and flowers

My Cup of Tea

By Susie Teramura

 

Cucumber sandwiches

Dressed with

A sprig of

Fresh dill,

Decorate the flowered plate

With a golden rim.

It is time

For tea again.

 

Time to sit,

And sip,

To slow and

Be with You,

To enjoy Your presence,

Over a chocolate chip scone,

And to let Your words,

And ways,

Soak and steep,

 And become my own.

 

In Your presence

Is fullness

Of joy

Not a little,

But full

To the top,

Like a big dollop of cream,

You extra- bless me,

Giving me more and more

Till

My cup overflows,

Of tea,

And You,

Your love

Pouring out all over me.

 

And here I sit,

Covered,

And filled,

And satisfied,

Completely.

For I have found,

You

To be,

My very best

Cup of tea!

 

Psalm 145:16

You open your hand and satisfy the desires of every living thing

 

Psalm 90:15

Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love, that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days.

 

Isaiah 58:11

The Lord will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail.

 

1Timothy 1:14

The grace of our Lord was poured out on me abundantly, along with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus.

16 thoughts on “Coffee for Your Heart- My Cup of Tea

  1. So glad I found you last week and then this morning here you are in my inbox spreading joy and your beautiful art. Blessings to you as you spread them to others…

    1. Paris- I am so thankful to know you have been blessed this morning!- That blesses me! 🙂 God is so good that way- so generous, kind and faithful to us- Have a beautiful day!

  2. Susie,
    Now seriously, are we sisters? Chocolate chip scones? LOVE scones! But oh to let Jesus fill us with himself and all the blessings he gives us — like a dollop of cream — just love that! Beautiful, lovely and peaceful is this imagery. Susie, your words are always such a welcome respite when I stop in for my virtual cup of tea and scone — I only wish we could do it in person! 🙂 xo

  3. Yumm they are so good aren’t they?!! Wish we could have tea too! I would get out my grandmas pretty vintage dishes and we could each choose our favorite cup from my antique tea cup collection, and eat and sip and enjoy the beauty of fellowship! Glad for our Father who makes us sisters!! 🙂 sending hugs and love

  4. I am definitely no poet, but i do enjoy reading them. My middle little loves lyric and rhyme. What struck me when I read this was the fact that God can relate to all our experiences and joys. Its funny in a way to think of having “tea with God”. Some might write about climbing the side of a mountain and experiencing Him. Or perhaps some would talk about strolling through a forrest and hearing leaves crunch and smelling woodsy pines and feeling God’s presence. You feel it over an open Bible and cucumber and dill with tea. Isn’t it wonderful that God can invade any place where we are willing to respond to His initiative? That He is personal and not inhibited or contained by our preferences. That the same God who can whisper to us in the quiet over tea could also do the same for someone taking a jump off and air plane and sky diving with the faith that God will safely land them?

  5. Hi Summer- 🙂 Thank you for your lovely words and comment- Yes this is so true- and I am finding Him present in so many different ways- when I include him in my everyday. What a wonderful privilege and gift it is that he would join us in even the simple mundane tasks like laundry or tea – as well as the bigger scary things in life too. Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts and blessing me today! 🙂

  6. What a beautiful, and joy-filled way to begin my day, sweet friend. My favorite line, “You extra – bless me”. His love is extravagant, isn’t it? Thank you for the example of resting in Him and soaking it up.
    Much love,
    Kamea

  7. Susie, many years ago in the midst of a great life mess, an older friend took me to tea. I was anxious even about that! And then we sat in the bow window of a Victorian dressed house, soft music playing, sipping tea… I was astonished when my friend suggested that I should put more coin in the parking meter – that our 2 hours were up! Jesus sat with us that day and brought his gift of peace to me.
    He is always willing to refresh us, no matter what the beverage in our hand, if only we will stop and sit with Him and rest. Thank you for the gentle reminder and for dressing the table so beautifully with your words and art.

    1. Thanks so much for sharing that beautiful story Elaine. There is something wonderful about tea and its ability to help us slow and savor the moment- And i find that God is always right there in the present. I get so busy planning and thinking I so often am not present?! and cannot rest and just be–I am grateful for your story tonight. Thanks! sending love 🙂

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