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Philippians 1:14- “And many of the brethren in the Lord, waxing confident by my bonds, are much more bold to speak the word without fear.”

Espresso machines are costly. They are unique and make some of the richest flavors of coffee the world seeks to indulge in. What separates this machine from ordinary coffee brewers is the amount of water pushed through a small opening into a fine grind of beans. A true espresso machine runs pressure at 9 bars or 135 PSI. (Pressure per square inch)

The pressure is so intense that when the concentrated liquid comes out into the glass it looks like dark oil laced with a “crema,” a foam topping that looks like copper. This desired drink could only be created by high heat and extreme pressure. Once you witness this process regular coffee makers seem boring.

A life lived in the mundane with no purpose, no passion, and no desire to be what God created us to be seems like a simple cup of coffee. Who wants to be slow dripped into a regular pot seemingly with no ambition or aspiration?

Contrary to this, a life lived chasing daylight with purpose centered in Christ many times requires pressure and sifting. Through intense trials and faith journeys God desires us to live a life rich in flavor for the benefit of others, not only for ourselves.

The next time you feel under pressure and the world gives the impression of squeezing you beyond you’re comfort zone, God may be seasoning you to be the greatest cup of inspiration to those who seek something other than a simple cup of java.

Be espresso!  

Coffee Tip: Espresso is not a type of bean, roast, or blend. Espresso is the “way” coffee is prepared- shooting pressurized, hot water through a finely ground coffee.

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