Whether it is buried deep or boldly written-out for anyone to see —
Whether it is understood or indescribable —
Whether it’s forging ahead or left forgotten and unbelieved in —
Everyone has one — a longing — a DREAM.
Bruce Wilkinson calls this “universal and powerful longing a Big Dream. Like the genetic code that describes your unique passions and abilities, your Big Dream has been woven into your being from birth.”
I am awestruck by those who discover their big God dream, and then follow God in it. It takes heavy doses of courage to follow a dream — to step out into the unknown and take risks. I know, because I’ve spent so much time camped out on the edge of my comfort zone — afraid to take the plunge. This following of dreams isn’t about selfish ambition. Oh, no! Quite the contrary.
This following of dreams is about living out the plans that God has already laid out for us. It is about moving forward, taking action steps — even if courageously afraid — bringing God glory by living out the dream He has for us.
The family who created Avodah Coffee has inspired me. They sell coffee. Maybe they were born to sell the amazingly, delicious, smooth and comforting brew that I awaken to in the morning. But, I would venture to say it goes much deeper than that. Their passion is evident as they share, “The essence and mission of Avodah Coffee – and the basis for our name — is our heart to serve… We are a family, walking together everyday as we journey through a lifestyle of Avodah.”
So what is Avodah? These words that answer that question, are their own:
The word Avodah is Hebrew, and describes action that is simultaneously work, worship and service. It means that the work we do is more than a job – that bringing the awesome to our customers is about serving you, the farmers who grow the coffee, and those who benefit from the organizations we support. All this combines under a lifestyle of Avodah, through which all we do becomes an offering. When you see Avodah, you know you’re getting great coffee with a great purpose.
I believe following a Big “God” Dream is so much more than just being successful or having the goods. It is achieving something remarkable for an eternal Kingdom purpose — to help other people — to point the way to the cross — and Avodah Coffee is doing all this. Just read their blog.
Their customer service has been world class, and of course, Avodah Coffee is simply delish! They have not asked me to say so. They have not offered any complimentary coffee for my review. No, I decided on my own. I knew I wanted to, the very first time I heard their story. I just needed to try the brew first. So, I bought some, drank some, and some more and loved it. Now, I am — a SUBSCRIBER to their COFFEE.
Would you consider trying it, too, and then tell your friends?
You will not be disappointed.
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