Morning Coffee 6/6/18 Taking Out The Bowman

Hello family,

The Bowman otherwise known as an archer is a key piece in any army. The arrow of the bowmen weakens the enemy’s forces before the infantry attacks. Without the bowmen things would be a different story. Without the bowman there is no arrow to hit the heart of the enemy.

So, who are the bowmen? The bowman are the Fathers the men, married, single or even divorced. Ladies this is not a knock against you, if anything it’s a knock for you. My brothers this is not a man hype message But God sending a message for us to get in line under his order that He laid out before creation. I’m not sure how long we will be on this subject, but this has been building in my sprit for past few months.

In Genesis God created an order and this worlds system has pulled us out of order. I’m an 80’s baby/90’s kid, young enough to be considered a millennial. My life span falls in a unique place in time. I’m old enough to remember reruns of shows like I love Lucy, Mr. Ed, The Walton’s, Father knows best, Little house on the prairie, etc. As I sit here reflecting over the shows I grew up with and then observe the shows that are out now. You can see a shift and a clear pattern. Somewhere between Little House on the Prairie and Modern Family, the Bowman has been demoted, devalued or put out altogether. And this shift has been successful in influencing us all.

Now if men are the bowmen then the children are the arrows that are aimed and shot out into this worlds system. And if there is no bowman or the bowman does not fully understand and guard his position he can’t properly shoot or aim his children (physical, adopted or spiritual) in the right direction. So, when they grow up if not corrected they end up shooting off target arrows.

We are going to pause here for now. But if you are a natural born man, think in this during your day. You are someone’s bowman. There is a person, one or more that God is using you to aim them in the right direction. They don’t have to be your blood child you don’t have to even be married. You are someone’s bowman.

 

Much Love God Bless

B, Sawyer

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Morning Coffee 6/4/18 Remember

Remember when I walked with you in the cool of the day?

Remember when you shifted your schedule, so you could stay?

What happened my child?

Why did you go away?

Hello Family

God, where are you? We all have asked this question at some point in our walk. Like a child that walked away from his parents in a busy shopping mall we stress, cry and scream “where are you?!” Believe it or not it is not God who moved, its us.

We like the child in the shopping mall are drawn away and distracted by the “candy” of this world. And when we look up from what distracted us, we don’t see God. But God was leading us, He was making the path straight for us, being a pillar of cloud by day. And a pillar of fire by night. But we took our eyes off Him and decided that this other way is quicker. So now we find our self-lost unable to get back on track, what do we do?

Revelation 2:4 Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent and do the first works, or else I will come to you quickly and remove your lamp-stand from its place—unless you repent. It doesn’t have to be something dramatic and big. You could have simply stopped your late night quiet time with the Lord, you could have stopped writing a devotional series God put in your hands. It is more often the subtle things that get us furthest off track from God. God has not moved, we are the ones that moved. He is calling us back in alignment with him. God has not left you, return to those things that fertilized your relationship with him, return to your first love.

 

Much Love God Bless

B, Sawyer

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Morning Thoughts 4/24/18 Water

Hello Family,

Certain parts of the united states have been dealing with diffrent forms of water. if you lived in the midwest or northeast, you have been dealing with round after round of snow, ice, rain or all the above. Where i live in the southeast we have had quite a few wet sundays. It was especially true this past Sunday. Personally I love the rain it brings peace to my mind. But for the majority of us rain brings gloom and doom, we tend to not want to go any place and avoid it as much as we can.

But what if God is calling us into the downpour? What if God is calling us into the blizzard to be purified. The the thing about water is that no matter what form it is in, it will always purifies. Rain washes away the pollen and pollutants. The tiny crystals in snow can act as an abrasive sponge traping dirt from the surfaces it lands on.

The point is you may look out at you spiritual life and see a downpour of rain or a raging blizzard. And you want to hunker down untill the storm passes. You maybe waiting for spring but God is saying come through the blizzard, come through the downpour. I need to wash you whiter than snow. There is a washing going on in the spiritual realm. You can drown or you can accept the clensing and come out pure.

 

Much Love & God Bless

B. Sawyer        

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Morning Coffee 3/26/18 Lion

Hello Family,

Jesus Christ is is described as both Lion and Lamb. Our tendency is to focus more on the lamb than the Lion. We have no hold back in how we approach a little lamb. We get all mushy and say “awwww!” But let a Lion walk in the room and everything within us works to put as much distance between us and that Lion as possible. The world see has the same mentality. they see us as lambs, all cute and fluffy. But God is calling out the lion in us. Yes we are to share the love of God but also His holiness. You can’t have one and not the other. Christ is both the Lamb of God and Lion of Judah. God is Love but He is also Holy.

 

Much Love & God Bless

B. Sawyer        

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Morning Coffee 3/6/18 Stone In A Pond Pt 2

19 “I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. So choose life in order that you may live, you and your descendants, 20 by loving the LORD your God, by obeying His voice, and by holding fast to Him; for this is your life and the length of your days, that you may live in the land which the LORD swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to give them.” – Deuteronomy 30:19-20 NASB

Hello Family,

If you take a stone and throw it into any body of water the waves from that stone will affect the entire body of water.

If we can have an impact on this planet by doing good and obeying the call of God, we can certainly leave a negative impression on this blue planet orbiting in God’s universe. We don’t have to look far for an example. But for the sake of this devotion we will look at king Saul. When he started out it was all good, Saul’s desire was simply to please the Lord. As time passed his heart took pride, greed and other attitudes that derailed Him from his initial call.

Ultimatly God had to rase up David to replace Saul. We can complicate things when we begin to allow impurities to contaminate the mission God called us to.There is such a stark contrast between the church in countries with less freedom and the “church” here in the united states of America.

IT’S TIME TO REMOVE THE IMPURITIES. And it starts with you!

Much Love & God Bless

B. Sawyer        

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Morning Coffee 3/5/18 Stone In A Pond Pt 1

12 Not that I have already obtained it or have already become perfect, but I press on so that I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus. 13 Brethren, I do not regard myself as having laid hold of it yet; but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. – Philippians 3:12-14 NASB

Hello Family,

If you take a stone and throw it into any body of water the waves from that stone will affect the entire body of water.

Do you know the impact you have? God designed you to impact this world! Now before you get caught up in thoughts like “I’m not a preacher” “I’m not ordained” “I didn’t go to seminary!” I want you to clear your head of any complicated thoughts. Jesus started his ministry with three simple words, “Come follow me!”. He said these three simple words to twelve men who answered the call.

Two thousand plus years later you and I were caught up in the ripple from those three words. God is simply saying “come!” but we use our past, our lack of education and many other excuses not to answer that call. Going on four years now you have read the devotions, poems and thoughts that God has given me. Many of you have express how blessed you have been by them. I give all glory to God. Because i only have a high school level education, i am not ordained by any man, I meet none of the man made qualification to deliver the messages that God gives me to deliver. But here we are going on four years of service to God. All because one night i said yes to the simple things God called me to do. Don’t get caught up in the physical impact but ask God to show you the spirtual impact of saying yes to his will.

Much Love & God Bless

B. Sawyer        

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Morning Coffee 3/3/18 (Featuring Casey Blake) I Close My Eyes To See

Hello Family,

B. sawyer here, the devotion below is written by a close friend of mine Casey Blake. It is my pleasure to introduce her to you. She is now apart of morning coffee devotions and as God leads you will devotions written by her. God has placed a great gift in her and i am humbled to have a front row seat in her life to see the gifts in her unfold. so please let god speak to you with what she has written.

Much Love

B. Sawyer

Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.

Hebrews 11:1

My kids are stuck on this soundtrack lately. It’s to a movie called The Greatest Showman. If you haven’t seen it you should. It’s a secular movie but with many many spiritual parallels all throughout. This morning as I was getting ready, the lyrics to one of the songs kept playing through my mind, like it was on repeat, a cry straight from my heart.

But say that you’ll bring me along

To the world you see

To the world I close my eyes to see

I close my eyes to see”. —A Million Dreams, The Greatest Showman

That last line, “I close my eyes to see” it just kept playing redundantly, touching this place in my spirit that needed refreshing. You see, she is singing about these dreams, they aren’t just big dreams they are “impossible” dreams! New job, moving upstate, starting over, new ministry, or new relationship sort of dreams. The ones Joseph had, the dreams that were so UNBELIEVABLE they had to be from God because no human could even think them up! I am in a season where I just have to close my eyes in order to see all that God is doing… because He is doing those things inside of me. My outside circumstances are changing and will always change but what He is faithfully doing in me, that’s what I long to see.

My faith is built on knowing that God comes through everytime I can’t see the answer. When my inadequacy takes over, when my sin is glaring, when I have just hurt someone so close to me… His faithfulness, his ability to mold me and make a way out of no way- that’s what He uses to fix the situation and to love me back to life. If that doesn’t make you wanna shout… nothing will!

I am CONFIDENT in what I can’t see- knowing that my Jesus is actively and intentionally writing my story, creating every plot twist with my growth and best interest at the center of His  heart for me.

Close your eyes and see what He has for you… don’t just ask Him to show you- actually look beyond what you can see!

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Morning Coffee 2/28/18 For His Glory

17 When Pharaoh finally let the people go, God did not lead them along the main road that runs through Philistine territory, even though that was the shortest route to the Promised Land. God said, “If the people are faced with a battle, they might change their minds and return to Egypt.” 18 So God led them in a roundabout way through the wilderness toward the Red Sea. Thus the Israelites left Egypt like an army ready for battle. – Exodus 13:17-18 NLT

Hello Family,

What if Moses and the Israelites marched across the red sea on a pre built bridge? what if the took the shortcut? It wouldn’t make for such a awesome story. It would make the story very “run of the mill.” And God would get no glory in it. God is not some egotistical, power hungry tyrant! First of all unlike man He actually deserves the Glory! Secondly He wants to use your Red Sea story for two purposes. To draw others out of darkness (Egypt) and into the light and to remind you when you are faced with future trials, you can look back and see how far He has bought you. then you can be encouraged and march forward into the promise land God has for you1

 

Much Love & God Bless

B. Sawyer        

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