Morning Coffee 6/30/15 God’s Kingdom First And Foremost!

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“If you want to be my disciple, you must hate everyone else by comparison—your father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters—yes, even your own life. Otherwise, you cannot be my disciple.” (Matthew 14:15-18 NLT)

Hello, family, we have turned over our lives to Christ! We are adopted into the Kingdom (big K) of God! That makes us citizens of His Kingdom, and because His Kingdom supersedes any and every government, and/or kingdom (little k) on this earth! It is only by God’s Power that they even exist (read Romans 13:1).

When we give our lives to Christ we exchange our thoughts for His thoughts, our mindset for His mindset, and our plans for His plans! Our reactions to all the events happening around us should reflect Christ and not this world! Yes, we live in this world but we are not of it! Our adoption into God’s Kingdom through Christ supersedes race, skin color, financial status, any and every physical attribute we have on this earth!

So when you get the urge to respond to an event that has happened in this world, check it and make sure it is how God wants you to respond, so we don’t add to the damage that has been done! We are citizens of God’s Kingdom First And Foremost! Withholding Nothing!

 

 

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Music to Listen to:  William McDowell – Withholding Nothing

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Morning Coffee 6/29/15 It Starts With You!

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“That evening the disciples came to him and said, “This is a remote place, and it’s already getting late. Send the crowds away so they can go to the villages and buy food for themselves.” But Jesus said, “That isn’t necessary—you feed them.” “But we have only five loaves of bread and two fish!” they answered. “Bring them here,” he said.” (Matthew 14:15-18 NLT)

Hello, family, this is part of the story of the feeding of the 5000 (minus women and children) the disciples wanted to send them away to get food. But Jesus said no you feed them!

God will equip us to do the things He has called us to do! We may see others people more qualified to do the Job. But God Did not Qualify them, He did not speak to them! He (God) spoke to you! God qualified you for this task! He won’t leave you hanging, He will be their every step of the way! All He is asking for you is your faith and obedience!

No more passing the buck! The ball is in your court! And God is saying shoot the ball! Don’t doubt! I am with you! Just do as I instruct! The change you want to see starts with you!

 

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Music to Listen to:  Song of Intercession

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Morning Coffee 6/28/15 Our Source

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“So humble yourselves before God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” (James 4:7 NLT)

Hello, family, “I look up to the mountains— does my help come from there? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth!” (Psalm 121:1-2 NLT) God will give us the strength to stand when the enemy tempts us. He will give us the strength to stand when we tempt our self. The key is submitting to God. Not doing what you think is best. Our strength to walk this road Comes from him!

 

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Music to Listen to:  I Surrender | Jessica Ellen | Worship on the Porch

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Morning Coffee 6/27/15 Be Ready

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“Preach the word of God. Be prepared, whether the time is favorable or not. Patiently correct, rebuke, and encourage your people with good teaching.” (2 Timothy 4:2 NLT)

Hello, family, this morning God sent me a wake-up call in the form of a good brother. Long story short he tested me to see if I can defend my faith. I need work I cannot be haphazard about studying Gods word. What if someone came up a challenged your walk with Christ? Would you be able to properly respond? I am disappointed in myself with the way this world is going I will need to have God’s word embedded within my heart. I need to be ready!

“Preach the word of God. Be prepared, whether the time is favorable or not. Patiently correct, rebuke, and encourage your people with good teaching.” (2 Timothy 4:2 NLT)

 

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Music to Listen to:  My Heart Sings/ I Belong To You (William McDowell)- Family Worship Cover

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Morning Coffee 6/26/15 Just Breathe

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“Don’t say, “I will get even for this wrong.” Wait for the Lord to handle the matter.” (Proverbs 20:22 NLT)

Hello, family, I have seen this lived out right in front of me by my dad. My dad had a position at his job that he loved. And the people over him wrongfully took that position away. He took the position they gave him. His coworkers wanted his storm the office of the director, even my mom and I said write a letter do something. Well, my dad did do something he gave it to God! That was the best thing he could have done. Almost a year later the same people that took away the position asked my dad if he would start doing that work again. And he is back in his position some things still need to get done but just as before my dad is giving it to God!

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Music to Listen to:  My Heart Sings/ I Belong To You (William McDowell)- Family Worship Cover

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Morning Coffee 6/25/15 What We Are Called To Do! Pt3

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“I tell you the truth, anyone who believes in me will do the same works I have done, and even greater works, because I am going to be with the Father.” (Acts 8: 26-31 NLT)

Hello, family, this is the conclusion of what we are called to do.

We are followers of Christ! We reflect Christ out into this dark world. If we are following Christ why would we not be called upon by God to do the things that Christ did. Just as a child copies their parent’s example so it is with us. God will call upon you to be the only example of Jesus in their life!

Walk this narrow road with a heart submitted and obedient to God. If you are a true follower of Christ you will be used to draw others to Him! Let the Holy Spirit be your guide. He will show you opportunities. You job is to be obedient and move as you are instructed to move, just like Philip did. In the body of Christ, there are no freeloaders. We all have work to do!

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Music to Listen to:  Desperation Band – Rescue

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Morning Coffee 6/24/15 What We Are Called To Do! Pt2 (positioned to minister)

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“As for Philip, an angel of the Lord said to him, “Go south down the desert road that runs from Jerusalem to Gaza.” So he started out, and he met the treasurer of Ethiopia, a eunuch of great authority under the Kandake, the queen of Ethiopia. The eunuch had gone to Jerusalem to worship, and he was now returning. Seated in his carriage, he was reading aloud from the book of the prophet Isaiah. The Holy Spirit said to Philip, “Go over and walk along beside the carriage.” Philip ran over and heard the man reading from the prophet Isaiah. Philip asked, “Do you understand what you are reading?” The man replied, “How can I, unless someone instructs me?” And he urged Philip to come up into the carriage and sit with him.” (Acts 8: 26-31 NLT)

Hello, family, this is part two of what we are called to do. We read about all the awesome things that God did through the apostles and we are left in awe and wonder. But (speaking for myself) left with a sense that I can’t be used like that. Miracles are reserved for the Prophets, Apostles, and evangelist.

A TITLE IS NOT A QUALIFICATION TO BE USED BY GOD!!! Last time I checked “God is not a respecter of person!” He will use and anoint whomever He chooses. Man’s qualification means absolutely nothing to God! Now that we gotten that out of the way. Don’t put limits on how God can use you! He will do whatever He pleases!

Philip was preaching in Samaria (that Is a story in its self). After he was done preaching the lord gave him some specific instruction. He did has he was instructed. If you read the rest of the story (recommend you do!) down to verse 40 you will see that Philip baptized the man. When we leave our hearts open in obedience to God we position ourself to be used by God in whatever way he chooses

Pt3 tomorrow

 

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Music to Listen to:  Desperation Band – Rescue

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Morning Coffee 6/23/15 What We Are Called To Do! Pt1

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“Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.” (Matthew 28:19 NLT)

Hello, family, this scripture has new meaning to me. Over the past three weeks, my family and I have been watching the A.D Bible series on NBC. It follows the apostles and the start of the early church.

The apostles preached the gospel where ever they could. In spite of opposition they still persevered. These men who were fishermen doctors and tax collectors. Jesus gave them a new purpose. Train up more disciples and baptizes them in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. This applies to us! Jesus commands us do just as the apostles did. You don’t need to be a pastor or bishop. We get too caught up in titles! What matters is that God commissioned you to do this. You don’t need a baptismal pool the apostles did not have that. They used any body of water God lead them to. Don’t think that God won’t use you to do the same. This applies to you!

Pt2 tomorrow

 

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Music to Listen to:  Glory to your Name – Shekinah Glory Ministry

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Morning Coffee 6/22/15 Your Own Worst Enemy! (Its You!)

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“If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” (2 Chronicles 7:14 KJV)

Hello, family, There is some real practicality to this scripture! This what God spoke to King Solomon after the dedication of the temple, basically if you do as I am instructing you to do, you will be blessed you sorrows will be ended.

Family this ringing in my life so loudly. Sometimes it is not super deep and spiritual. Sometimes the answer/answers are so practical and simple. And they have been right in front of our face the whole time that we are getting frustrated and asking God why! We have no one else to blame but our self! Why? Because for the longest time God had put the ball in our hands. He told us what to do but we for whatever reason refused!

If Brandon (my son), who is called by my name, would humble himself and pray, and seek my face, and turn from his wicked ways (doing things his way): then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive his sin and will heal his land.

Get a blank piece of paper and do as I just did. Replace my people with your name. Then put it in a place where you will see it daily! Because surrendering to God is not a one-time thing done at the altar. Each day we open our eyes we must surrender our will to God! Romans 12:2 “Daily renew your mind” We are our own worst enemy when we do not listen to God and do whatever it is He has instructed us to do!

Look at Israel’s history! When they followed God things we good, they triumphed over every challenge! But when they had a king that did not follow God things we not so good. They were not as they should be! Don’t be your own worst enemy family trust me it’s no fun!

 

Much Love & God Bless

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Music to Listen to:  Holy Spirit/Oceans – Kim Walker/ Hillsong Mashup (Cover with Lyrics)

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Morning Coffee 6/21/15 Go On And Keep Sleeping!

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“Lazy people sleep soundly, but idleness leaves them hungry.” (Proverbs 19:15 NLT)

Hello family, I like sleep it is right up there with coffee! But just like coffee too much sleep can be bad! We have 24 hours in a day no more, no less! Each second is valuable I realized this more than ever! This is one of the reasons why farmers are up at 3 or 4 am. There are things for us to accomplish! If we goof away the time we will find ourselves unprepared and prolonging our process. Let’s be productive with the 24 hours God has given us! Let’s be a good steward over the time he has given us! Stop the procrastination and get it done!

 

. Much Love & God Bless

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Music to Listen to:  How He Loves Us – Kim Walker-Smith / Jesus Culture

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