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 Revisited 9/10/17 I Don’t Understand It (But I Will Obey) 2.0

 

4 And when the LORD saw that he turned aside to see, God called unto him out of the midst of the bush, and said, Moses, Moses. And he said, Here [am] I. – Exodus 3:4 KJV

“God is presenting “burning bushes” to those He has chosen and they have to answer.”

Hello family, God bought me back to and old morning coffee devotion i wrote on 11/22/16 titled

“I Don’t Understand It (But I Will Obey)” I don’t fully understand the current season I am in. I expected it to go one way, but God directed it a totally different way. On an afternoon walk I vented to God about how I00 thought things should be right now and asking him what does he want me to do in this season.

He said to me “I am your provider, not some job! I am your source, have I ever lead you wrong? Take care of the things i have placed before you and will place before you. Do not neglect them, I have placed theses things in your care. When I want you to do something I will let you know!”

Keep your ear to the ground so that you will sense where the spirt is leading. Be on high alert, be watching and ever ready for when God tells you to move. The time now is so incredibly critical. Just as Ester received and acted on the wisdom of her uncle Mordecai. It is such a time as this that you act and  move according to the Holy Spirit. Make your shelter in the name of the Most High! Abide under His wings, there you will find an abundance of all that you need!

Much Love & God Bless

B. Sawyer        

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Morning Coffee 1/31/18 The Call (Stop Fooling Your Self)

“For God is Spirit, so those who worship him must worship in spirit and in truth.” – John 4:24 NLT

Hello family God is issuing a call (He has for a while now) Some have heard the call and answered, others hear it but are delaying. Then then there are those who hear the call but completely reject it. I am not talking about a call to the unsaved! But a call that has gone out and is going out to the church to stop getting caught up in unesscary things!

“I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.” – Mahatma Gandhi

What would provoke Gandhi to say this? What did he see in Christ that he did not see in us! (Yes we in 2018 have to own it!) We the body of Christ are all caught up in the “fake news” and other distractions this world presents! If we are divided and petty just like the world they are definitely not going to serve christ! Some of us are so caught up in what denomination we are, or what lives matter or caught up in hatting on the president (yes i did go there) and a bunch of other issues that cause dividing opinions that we have tainted the message of Christ. We are all guilty of contributing to the pot in some way or form.

But God is call and has been calling us to take off our rose colored glasses and see the Truth, His Truth!

 

Much Love & God Bless

B. Sawyer        

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Morning Thoughts 1/9/18 The Hem Of His Garmet

Hello Family!

21 for she thought, “If I can just touch his robe, I will be healed.” – Matthew 9:21 NLT

The woman with the issue of blood heard that Jesus was coming to town. She saw this glimps of an opportunity to get what she needed. All we know is that she fought through a lot of people to be healed, but it is so much deeper than that. In the middle of all that was going on in her like she pushed aside everything else to get a one on one opportunity with the King.

Jesus never came through that town again. Family there are going to be fleeting once in a lifetime moments when God wants you to get something and we cannot be distracted by these insignificant things. some thing that are normal priority in everyday life will need to go on the back burner. Opportunities will come up and you wont have a moment to sit in you quiet time about it. You are going to have to find your peace in the storm! god is always speaking, He does not stop just because your 6 am prayer time ended. WE THE BODY OF CHRIST have to come to a place where we are the peace. a place where we don’t have to pray up the peace but we bring the peace.

 

Much Love & God Bless

B. Sawyer

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Morning Thoughts 1/2/18 Right Attitude For The Right Altitude

Hello Family!

Happy new year. What frame of mind are you in concerning this new year? Are you missing the old year 2017, are you embracing this new year 2018? The frame of mind you start this year with will set the initial course (path) you will take. If you start off negative you will find your self making avoidable adjustments later on. Yes God does have planned test and trials for us this year but we don’t need to add any to the list. Don’t make things harder than they have to be this year.

Right Attitude For The Right Altitude

Much Love & God Bless

B. Sawyer

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Morning Coffee 10/25/17 This Moment Of Peace

This moment of peace is bought to you by God.

“Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? Tell me, if you know so much. Who determined its dimensions and stretched out the surveying line? What supports its foundations, and who laid its cornerstone as the morning stars sang together and all the angels[a] shouted for joy?” Job 38 4-7 NLT

Hello family, what if God removed his hand from your life? Let’s take it a step further what if he looked at this universe He created and said “i’m done! To hell with all of this!” If the Alpha and Omega turned his back and let chaos reign. It would make the little bit of chaos that is happening now look like a peaceful meadow.

This moment of peace that just happened was bought to you by God.  Each time you make it from point A to point B without tragedy striking you, that was bought to you by God. Your children arrived safely home form school, that was bought to you by God. You sip your coffee or tea in the morning sun, that was because of God.

We take so many moments of peace for granted, like they are just supposed to happen. like we deserve them! We don’t even deserve to draw breath. Yet here you are sitting at you desk or on your couch reading this devotion. And here i am in a moment of peace writing to you.

The words don’t exist that would describe the HELL FIRE that creation would bear if God removed His hand. The only thing we deserve is hell fire but yet god’s hand is stayed on the axis of creation and the devastation that could happen is held back.

This moment of peace is bought to you by God.

Much Love & God Bless

B. Sawyer        

 

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Morning Coffee 9/25/17 Two Heartbeats

Hello family, I want you to take a minute to find your pulse or put you hand on you chest and find your heartbeat. Do you feel it, is your heartbeat fast or is it slow? We can get  basic info about how we are doing just by simply feeling our pulse or heartbeat.

There are two heartbeats we should be constantly monitoring. The first is the heartbeat of God. As a matter of fact we should be directly plugged in to the cadence of His heart, so we can identify when, where and how God is moving. The second heartbeat is the heart beat of this world. We don’t connect with it like we do with the heart of God, we simply monitor the vital signs.

“But the world is against God, why monitor its heartbeat?” So you can know how to minister to the environment around you. If God places people in your path and you don’t take time to see them with God’s eyes. We won’t minister to them at all or we will minister to them in the wrong way. And they will be worse off than before. But when we are linked up and in sync with God’s heart beat and we are monitoring the heartbeat of this world we can truly be effective in our area of influence.

Much Love & God Bless

B. Sawyer        

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Morning Coffee 9/10/17 I Don’t Understand It (But I Will Obey) 2.0

 

4 And when the LORD saw that he turned aside to see, God called unto him out of the midst of the bush, and said, Moses, Moses. And he said, Here [am] I. – Exodus 3:4 KJV

“God is presenting “burning bushes” to those He has chosen and they have to answer.”

Hello family, God bought me back to and old morning coffee devotion i wrote on 11/22/16 titled

“I Don’t Understand It (But I Will Obey)” I don’t fully understand the current season I am in. I expected it to go one way, but God directed it a totally different way. On an afternoon walk I vented to God about how I00 thought things should be right now and asking him what does he want me to do in this season.

He said to me “I am your provider, not some job! I am your source, have I ever lead you wrong? Take care of the things i have placed before you and will place before you. Do not neglect them, I have placed theses things in your care. When I want you to do something I will let you know!”

Keep your ear to the ground so that you will sense where the spirt is leading. Be on high alert, be watching and ever ready for when God tells you to move. The time now is so incredibly critical. Just as Ester received and acted on the wisdom of her uncle Mordecai. It is such a time as this that you act and  move according to the Holy Spirit. Make your shelter in the name of the Most High! Abide under His wings, there you will find an abundance of all that you need!

Much Love & God Bless

B. Sawyer        

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Morning Coffee 6/29/17 Unconditional Love? PT1

Hello Family

I read an email from a blog site i follow. someone posted the question does God love everyone unconditionally? Now I’m sure you may have responded to the question with an instant preloaded “yes!” But lets not get ahead of ourselves. Grab a cup of Coffee and lets see what the Holy Spirit will reveal to us.

First what is love? What are its characteristics? For that we will head to 1 Corinthians 13. This scripture maybe super familiar but as we know God’s word is alive and active so please lets look at this with a clean slate without any of our presumptions. “Love is patient and kind.” Parents, you may have a child that has gone astray and they are not living up to the great potential that you se within them. let me ask you how long will will you pray for them to come home? How long will your heart hope for their turn around? There isn’t and end date to to that answer especially for the mothers. Your verbal prayers may grow less frequent but deep within your hearth chambers your heart will still cry out to God for that child’s safe return even if you are on your death bed.

It is the same with God, except her is eternal and all knowing. Can you imagine knowing all the things your child would do both good and bad in there life long before they were born and you still demonstrated  your love to them even if you knew they would reject you? That is Love! Love is kind. Its easy to bring a friend of family into your home for a meal but what about a total stranger that is rather dirty will you have the kindness to let them in and clean them up? God did that for us, that is apart of Love!

(to be continued)

 

 

Much Love & God Bless

B. Sawyer        

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Morning Coffee 10/26/16 Give Your Eyes

Read Matthew 9:35-38

36 But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd. 37 Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly [is] plenteous, but the labourers [are] few; – Matthew 9:36-37 KJV

Hello family, I am writing to you with hurting heart. I met a young man in a My little pony fan artist group I’m in on social media. We struck up conversation and exchanged art work. one of my works that i shared was christian themed. He replied “you’er a christian?” I said yes. There was a long pause before his next message. He replied “I used to be a christian but not any more.”

At that moment my heart began to ache. i asked what happened he replied “I fell in love with a guy.” The ache in my heart grew. Our conversation continued. Before he signed off he said, “I know what the bible says about homosexuality i know its wrong but I’m in love with this guy. It’s too late for me.” I replied its not too late as long as you are breathing it is not to late!

God had out paths cross for a reason God, had me join this fan club for a purposes much deeper than the sharing enjoyment of a carton with others. Since i have been in this group i have stared a christian version of the group and it is steadily growing as God sees fit.

God has destined us to met certain people, He wants to use us too draw the people to Him. But if we are not seeing this world if we are not seeing the people around us with God’s eyes we will miss the opportunity to be used by God. Ask God to give you His eye so you can see every broken heart.

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Much Love & God Bless

B. Sawyer        

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