MORNING COFFEE 3/24/21 Ask You for your guidance

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In this world we are in, everyone has an opinion, fact, or proclamation about everything and anything. We are a fingers touch away from unlimited viewpoints, theories and “revelations”. When we make our stand and state what we are going to do. People, especially ones closer to us are not afraid to give their thoughts on our decisions and what they think we should do. 

I am not against taking advice or hearing a different viewpoint but at some point we have to evaluate our decisions by what God tells us to do, not by what uncle Tony or our best friend Jim says is the best move. They don’t see the totality of our life, they don’t fully know us a hundred percent like our Heavenly Father. Their advice on the surface may be good advice but we have to get in our personal time with God and present that advice to Him. 

He doesn’t just know the weather forecast, he controls it. I am sure your pastor, bestfriend, parents are wise God fearing people however if they move left and you know God directs you to go right. You stand on that decision because that is a part of the course God has you on. It does not mean the move the other person made is wrong. It just means God is working out your life a little differently. We can’t get rattled when those who are closest to us disagree and try to change our mind. “We live by every word that comes from the mouth of God” Deut 8:3 We have different positions in the body and that will require us to make different decisions, we find the answer to those decisions in our personal relationship with God.

Much Love & God Bless

B. Sawyer

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MORNING COFFEE 3/12/21 Chart your Course

“You got the makings of greatness in you, but you gotta take the helm and chart your own course! Stick to it, no matter the squalls! And when the time comes, you’ll get the chance to really test the cut of your sails and show what you’re made of!” 

– John Silver Treasure Planet

These words never fail to reach inside of me and grab hold of the greatness. The movie Treasure Planet is almost twenty years old at the time that I am writing this devotion. I have seen it countless times. Everytime it gets to the part of that quote it impacts me even more than the previous time. God has charted out a course for us, he knows every twist and turn, we don’t. We have to choose to travel that course every day that we set our feet to the ground. God has a destination set for us; we have to align ourselves with that destination. We must take note on the maps and charts of our life, God lays out landmarks for us. If we are not paying attention and checking the currents in which we are sailing, if we fall asleep on our watch, we will soon find ourselves off course from where we need to be.

“Stick to it, no matter the squalls!” The course that God assigned to you is different from the one he assigned to me, our paths may cross but that does not mean you abandon the direction God had you moving. Some people will ride in your wake, being refreshed by what God pours into you, others shoot across your bow to try and stop you but they teach a valuable lesson. Then there are the few that God sets up to sail alongside us, to weather the mightiest of storms. No matter what, we keep track of the course that we are on. So we can “rattle the stars” and accomplish what is set before us. 

Much Love & God Bless

B. Sawyer

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MORNING COFFEE 3/9/21 Life

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“I’ll be happy when I get married.” “If I can just get this promotion.” “When I get my life together.” We all have said these phrases or something similar to them. Sometimes we get so laser locked into accomplishing what we want, we make our life about that thing. We get so locked into finding a purpose for our life that we miss the purpose in life.

There is nothing wrong with finding your purpose but don’t make life about finding that purpose. The things you are gifted at, may not necessarily be your purpose. We can waste time looking for the ocean when we have been swimming through it the whole time. Missing moments that have more purpose than what we are chasing. You may think your purpose is to cook because you are gifted at cooking but God is trying to show us something deeper. Purpose is not found in just one thing and it does not have an, “I have arrived” moment. When you do find purpose it won’t leave you empty but it will draw you deeper into who God destined you to be.  Enjoy every moment of life

Much Love & God Bless

B. Sawyer

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MORNING COFFEE 3/8/21 I will be with you.

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I was looking at some stats for my podcast. I came to the section where it showed where my listeners are from. Majority of them are from the United states as I scrolled down the list one stuck out, Athens, Greece. At that moment the lord gave me this picture of a woman sitting by a small table listening to my podcast. I don’t advertise my podcast because I don’t feel led to do so. I pray that God will bring the people that need to hear or read one of my devotions. 

When God gives me something to write or record, I don’t know who it is going to reach. Many times I look back at what I wrote or listened to a recording, and I feel like it wasn’t good enough. Then God sends me little reminders like this. When God uses use to deliver a message we can go back and doubt what just happened, that is exactly what the enemy wants so next time we will be more hesitant when we should be getting bolder. The holy spirit will come in at the right moment all we need to do is be a willing vessel.

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B. Sawyer

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MORNING COFFEE 3/4/21 Declaration

In every stage of life the Lord has never failed me. My mind cannot comprehend the countless ways his hand has moved on my behalf, most of it is invisible to my senses. Even when I get into my own thinking and ricochet off of every new idea, He still holds a hedge of protection around me, saving me from the worst of myself.

He even uses those who desire to bring me harm as a stepping stone on the path to my perfection in Him. I cannot command the sun to rise or set, I don’t tell every lighting bolt where it should go and I have not seen the vastness of heavenly storehouses laden with snow. I did not set the invisible boundary that holds back the raging sea. The span of my life doesn’t even put a dent into fully knowing Him.

The mountain in front of me is not invincible nor is it unmovable. It is not by my strength or knowledge that this mountain will fall. It will be conquered by my life surrendered and yielded to every word that proceeds out from the mouth of God. I serve an amazing God and He Has NEVER failed me. Even when I failed, he still paved the way to get back. The table has been prepared and my enemies look on in defeat. No weapon formed against me will prosper, I am a servant of the most high God and he calls me friend. 

There is no greater love than that of my heavenly father. He knows my name. He breathed his breath into me and crafted me in his image. Let everyone choose who or what they will serve, as for me and my house we will serve the King of kings and Lord of lord.

Much Love & God Bless

B. Sawyer

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MORNING COFFEE 3/2/21 Protect your Peace

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There are things in this life that the enemy will use to shake our peace, to interrupt our spiritual equilibrium. We don’t really see it coming, next thing we know we are flat on our face wondering if anybody got the licence plate number of the truck that hit us. These ‘sucker punches can come from a family near and dear to our heart or sudden unexpected tragedies and leave us desperately searching for that peace of mind we had. Truth is the peace of mind that never went anywhere, we are the ones who left that place of peace. I am not saying we deliberately left it, we simply took our eyes off of what God had us focused on.

The thing that shook your peace may have left you wounded and it feels like the sting won’t go away. God sees and feels our pain, he sees the storm of chaos raging around us. Just like with the disciples when they were caught up in the storm, God wants us to remember who is on the boat with us. Fix our thoughts on the things God wants us to focus on and when sudden storms arise we won’t be shaken off our feet. Not to say we won’t feel pain but that we can ride it out giving our cares to God and letting him show us how to navigate each situation that may arise, even avoid some.

Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your heart and mind as you live in Christ Jesus. And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.

Philippians 4:6-8 NLT

Much Love & God Bless

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MORNING COFFEE 2/19/21 Broken Trust

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‘“O Israel and Judah, what should I do with you?” asks the Lord . “For your love vanishes like the morning mist and disappears like dew in the sunlight. I sent my prophets to cut you to pieces— to slaughter you with my words, with judgments as inescapable as light. I want you to show love, not offer sacrifices. I want you to know me more than I want burnt offerings. But like Adam, you broke my covenant and betrayed my trust.” Hosea 6:4-7 NLT

“But like Adam, you broke my covenant and betrayed my trust.” When I read that it made me sit back and process. God made Adam and Eve, then he breathed life into them, and started a covenant relationship with them. That covenant was broken, God’s trust was betrayed. Reflect back on a time when your trust was broken by someone you trusted and not just trusted but had a deepening intimate relationship with. Think about how it felt to have it all shattered.

That’s how God felt when Adam & Eve disobeyed him. Let’s set disobedience on the side for a second and look at this with a more empathetic eye. A friendship/relationship has unwritten rules, rules that are not on paper but are etched on our hearts. Their purpose is to keep the friendship/relationship healthy and growing so that all parties involved benefit and grow. Yes, God did give a command to Adam and Eve, but it was a command if obeyed would leave us with a totally different reality today.

God had fellowship with Adam and Eve. Each time they walked and talked, he was revealing things to them, sharing his heart with them and they violated the trust God had. It is the same with us when we make a move God didn’t tell us to make. It has always been about relationships with God. Adam and Eve broke that covenant they tore the direct access to God. That is why Christ had to come.

However we still deal with the ramifications of that one misstep. We can have direct access to God but we battle our ego, other people’s thoughts, theologies and even religion, all of that fights against the messages God wants to pour into us, the ever deepening relationship he wants to have with us. Let us not lean on our own understanding but yield to God in every aspect of our lives so we can see the path that He wants to direct us down.

Much Love & God Bless

B. Sawyer

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MORNING COFFEE 2/12/21 Your story

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If you were at the beginning of your life just before you were born and God gave you a choice of living a long but very plain simple life that required you to take little to no risk or a short life but adventurous and impactful. A life that constantly requires you to step beyond your comfort zone and constantly push your limits, with the end result is you maximizing your full potential. Neither choice is wrong but which one would you want your great great grandchildren to read. 

Would you want them to say “Wow they took hold of every possible opportunity God gave them!” or “Yeah my great great grandparent was nice but they always played it safe they were capable of so much more!” Each day we add a new page to our life story. Choices we make now will affect ten years from now and that will impact what kind of story we tell not just when we are gone from this side of eternity but while we are living. People are reading our story as it is being written and it is impacting them. What story do you want your life to tell?  

Much Love & God Bless

B. Sawyer

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MORNING COFFEE 2/10/21 Remain Joyful

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Sometimes we plan events where you do things to bring joy to those we love. Sometimes the joyful moment can be disrupted. Something that irritates us and the joy can seem to disappear. We may feel like we made a wrong move. That may not necessarily be the case, the joy is still there to be found. We just have to rise above the irritant and refocus on the blessing God originally intended for everyone involved. The sun is always shining even as the tempest rages.

Much Love & God Bless

B. Sawyer

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MORNING COFFEE 2/9/21 If He can

If He can part the waters of the Red Sea and The Jordan River

If He can call peace from the raging tempest

If He can empower and embolden a young shepherd boy to slay giants

If He can feed the masses with five loaves of bread and two fish.

If He can turn a Saul to a Paul, a Jacob to Israel, Abram to Abraham

If He can take command over death and the grave

Imagine What He can do with your life! Imagine the greater things!

Now let us set our eyes on the mark. Let us write the vision and make it plain.

Don’t cast your vision on what is behind, set your feet, let your yes be yes and no be no.

Yes there are greater things to come but the greater won’t come unless we pursue it.

Sacrifices mean nothing if our hearts are not humbled to Your will. 

Tune our ears to your voice and let us do your will on earth as it is done in heaven.

Amen

Much Love & God Bless

B. Sawyer

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