A Faith Strong Like Espresso

Do you love espresso? I sure do. What would you expect? I’ve lived in Italy over 30 years! But how would you like an espresso faith? Not in the sense of being fast and easy, because a life of real faith is never a life with no problems.

But rather a faith that sees above and beyond problems and trials. That remembers and believes that the Lord promises to help us in all of them. And realizes that it’s often our worst trials that do us the greatest good.

Espresso coffee so strong and special because of how it’s made. And God, by allowing troubles and trials in our lives, puts our faith through a simular procedure. Brewing it until it becomes good, strong, energizing, and refreshing – just like espresso!

Faith under pressure

To make and enjoy a good espresso, first the beans must be put through a slow roasting process to make them strong. Then the coffee grounds have to be pressed down thoroughly into the filter and the water forcibly pressed-out through the grounds under high pressure. Until finally the finished savory coffee can be poured out to restore and refresh us.

Life’s trials and troubles put our faith through a similar process, brewing our faith until it becomes strong and sure.

A faith that is strong like espresso!

A faith that is:

  • ROASTED through trials until it’s sure and strong.
  • PRESSED-DOWN on every side, yet never in despair.
  • PRESSED-OUT as a sacrifice of service to help this world under pressure.
  • POURED OUT as a love offering to Christ.

I love espresso and fully enjoy savoring its great benefits. But even more, by embracing trials, I want to brew a strong espresso-like faith!

And how about you? Do you want a faith that is so strong it can strengthen others and be a savory, fragrant offering to the Lord: Espresso-strength faith!

Count it all joy, my brothers, when you fall into various temptations, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. Let endurance have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.

James 1:2-4 WEB

IMAGES: Espresso & cookes by Free-Photos. | Espresso by Di Bella Coffee.

Published by Signora Sheila

I am a wife, mom, nonna, blogger, and missionary in Italy. But really, I'm just an ordinary woman on a journey, trying to slow down enough to hear the still small voice of God and live for all that is truly important in this world.

13 thoughts on “A Faith Strong Like Espresso

  1. Have you read about a group of women who wanted to know how silver is refined related to how God refines us? This very much reminds me of that story, and I just read it over again today! I love articles covering processes and how God uses them for our good, so this was an extra blessing today as I was already thinking of this 🙂

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  2. What an amazing word picture, my friend. The process of making espresso is a perfect picture of how God richly develops our faith through the hard and challenging times of life. Love this! You do know your espresso–and you really do know the richness of faith in Jesus. Thank for this!

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    1. Thanks Dayle. It is so wonderful to know that God is always working on making us grow. I’m afraid that if I were just left to do what I prefer, I’d just remain selfish immature me. But he wants so much more for us!! Thank goodness!

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