Coffee and the mug

Most people start out their day with a mug of coffee. Whilst coffee originated in Ethiopia in the 15th Century the mug coffee is served in dates to 2000 BC, made of wood, animal skull or clay. Interestingly a self-stirring mug was invented in 2011 by a young Russian designer known as Anastasia Gavrilova. The idea for this special mug was born in 2009 when she was in London, she never received a teaspoon whenever waiters served coffee or tea while eating out. Two lessons here, one, if one does not get what one wants, do something about it, two, thinking out of the box fixes big problems. Jesus tells men who were fishing to do things differently too.

white ceramic mug filled with coffee
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Then he asked them, “Young men, haven’t you caught anything?” “Not a thing,” they answered. He said to them, “Throw your net out on the right side of the boat, and you will catch some.” So they threw the net out and could not pull it back in, because they had caught so many fish.

John 21:5&6 (GNB)

Sometimes one must approach a problem from another angle, which could give the better result or solution. Being set on doing things in a certain way could be the actual hinderance. Take a problem, look at it from more than one angle, even from the angle of the opposition. One should find several possibilities and with the inclination to a solution.

Dear Lord, give me wisdom to solve problems, to think out of the box, and to bless others. Give me spiritual eyes so that I may discern the truth and apply my mind to the small things that can make a big difference, in Jesus name, Amen.

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