So it has been a month already since I’ve had no coffee or tea with caffeine in it. This was a hard month! At first I was so tired and couldn’t turn to coffee or tea to perk myself back up. I just had to deal with being tired and not being alert all the time. That was hard for me! I’d say the energy drain lasted for about 8 days. Then about the half way point in the month I did go buy some decaf coffee. Though I was missing coffee differently now. It was no longer for what the coffee or caffeine would do for me, I just missed it for the taste. But decaf coffee doesn’t have the same taste as regular coffee unfortunately, but the decaf did help my missing the taste of coffee. I found putting a drop or two of vanilla extract in the decaf coffee actually worked to hide that weird flavor that decaf seems to have.
Prayer: Jesus, why were you asking me to give up caffeinated coffee and tea for a month? This was not a very fun experience. I know you never have me give up something without a reason. What is on your heart concerning this?
God’s Word to us: Daughter, you had grown too dependent on it. When you were tired and needed strength you called upon a cup instead of the all powerful God who loves you. You are a temple of the Holy Spirit. I live within you but yet, you asked something else to fill you instead of calling on me for help. I wanted to change that habit. You may have your coffee now but I want you to remember where your true strength comes from: The Lord of Hosts, the Lord of Heaven”s Armies. I am your God!
“What sorrow awaits those who look to Egypt for help, trusting their horses, chariots, and charioteers and depending on the strength of human armies instead of looking to the Lord, the Holy One of Israel.” Isaiah 31:1
My Heart’s Cry for us is to change our habit from trusting in anything other than God when we have a need. For me, I was trusting in caffeine and in the verse in Isaiah it was human armies. It doesn’t matter what it is or who it is, if it’s not The Lord of Heaven’s Armies then we need to make a change. Search your heart, friend. Who or what are you in the habit of running to? Confess and make things right in that area of your life. Call on the living God for help when you feel tired, weak or afraid. He wants to help you. Ask Him for help.
Comment or like if you’ve tried to get off coffee for a while. How did it go? What did you learn?
Thanks for reading My Heart’s Cry. I hope you will be blessed today.
PS. If you want to read the first article on when I first went off coffee it’s called