© 2012 Benjamin 2012-09-07_Find-Enjoyment

Find Enjoyment

It’s quite an ordeal to get coffee from it’s original state into your morning cup. This collage illustrates about half of the process. You begin with raw, green beans. These are roasted any number of ways (I use a Behmor 1600 drum roaster) to bring them to the desired roast level. Once they’ve had about 48 hours to reach peak flavor, it’s time for a taste test! Using your favorite brewing method (in this case, a Clever dripper) prepare yourself a cup of deliciousness. Rinse, repeat.

You have a journey too. God puts you in a particular time and place, and guides you all the way home. Sometimes you may wish He would give you a few moments of “normalcy,” but this is not usually His way.

If you’re His, He is in the process of changing you. And that’s a very, very good thing! Find joy in it.

Behold, what I have seen to be good and fitting is to eat and drink and find enjoyment in all the toil with which one toils under the sun the few days of his life that God has given him, for this is his lot. Everyone also to whom God has given wealth and possessions and power to enjoy them, and to accept his lot and rejoice in his toil—this is the gift of God. For he will not much remember the days of his life because God keeps him occupied with joy in his heart. (Ecclesiastes 5:18-20)

6 Comments

  1. Posted September 7, 2012 at 1:17 pm | #

    Wow! Incredible! love the collage……and thank you for the verse/encouragement as well. Much needed.

  2. Posted September 7, 2012 at 6:08 pm | #

    Wow! What an inspiring collage; makes me want to try roasting my own coffee beans. :) We only recently started purchasing whole beans and grinding them in our machine. Good Scripture application, too, by the way…

  3. Posted September 7, 2012 at 10:42 pm | #

    That application defines my life right now. Thank you!

    Also, I had no idea iPhones were so involved in the roasting process! ; )

  4. Posted September 8, 2012 at 2:35 pm | #

    What an amazing process! And excellent documentation to go with it. Your post brings a new meaning to the “refining fire” God uses to sanctify us! I am an avid coffee enthusiast, so it’s really interesting to see the roasting process… just curious, do you purchase beans from a local source, and what app are you using to time your roast?
    Soli gloria Dei!
    -Will

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