Morning Coffee 9/15/18 You Can’t Pick Your Disciples

Hello family,

As Christ ascended into heaven, he commanded us to “go and make disciples of all nations!” He didn’t say find the ones that we are comfortable with, that will only call us at convenient times.

As we walk out the path of life God has us on God will place people in our lives that He wants us to disciple. For some people, you are the only “Jesus” they will see. The Christ living in you needs to be deposited into them and you are that vessel. I am guilty of trying to “pick my disciples” and having expectations and plans that God didn’t set for them.

You want to draw someone closer to Christ and help them grow in the faith? forget your battle plans, drop your expectations and hear them through the filter of the Holy Spirit and hear the Holy Spirit without your filter. All of the twelve disciples followed Christ but Christ didn’t find them in the same place.

 

Much Love & God Bless

B. Sawyer        

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Morning Coffee 8/9/18 God I Don’t Trust You!

Hello family,

“Do you trust me?” When God asked me this question last night my response was a delayed yes. Why was it delayed? It was delayed because i really had to do a heart check. You see God didn’t ask if I trusted Him twenty percent or fifty percent. He asked me “Do you trust me?” Period.

When we (Christians) are asked questions like “Do you love Jesus?” Or “Do you trust God?”  We  fire off an instant “Yes!” almost befor the question is finished. I am not trying to cast judgment on if you trust God or not, that is not my place. But why would God ask me or you this question if He saw nothing within our heart that is contrary to the “yes” that so quickly leaves our mouth?

Jesus asked Peter three times “Do you love me?” (See John 21:16). Put yourself in the sandals of Peter and replace peter with your name. Read the passage as if it was you by the fire with Jesus (in all honesty, it is us by the fire). It makes you think and process doesn’t it? You see each time Jesus asked “Do you love me” It filtered deeper into peters heart and soul, pulling out anything that contradicted his “Yes”.

After  Jesus asked His heart piercing questions he then gave Peter the action he needed to take to apply his love and trust for God.  Family when God tells us to move one way and we move another, we are saying to God “I don’t trust you.”. Ill give you an example. I am currently writing this on a iPad at my local Starbucks, my laptop is on the table next to me. Obviously it is the more effective tool to use, but I cannot use it because my charger is at home. When i was packing my back pack i heard the Holy spirt say “Grab your laptop cord while you are getting your phone charger.” I replied “ nah, I can get it later.” Now here i sit writing this devotion on a much smaller keyboard my long giant fingers bumping occasionally into the touchscreen causing me to type words where I don’t what them. And I cannot do the other things i planned to do because my laptop battery is unreliable.

God gave me instructions because He saw what was coming by I thought i had a better plan. Disobedience does not just apply to the Big “sins” Disobedience applies to the little “take you laptop cord” things too. When we are disobedient our actions are saying “God I don’t trust you. My plan is better”

 

Much Love & God Bless

B. Sawyer        

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Morning Coffee 8/8/18 Relationship

Hello family,

“Do you trust me?” This is the question God posed to me as i was cleaning the dishes from dinner and a cover of Till I found you by Phil Wickham played from my phone. Do we Fully Trust God to take the script we have been writing, throw it out and start rewriting our story? Are we getting so caught up in the uncomfortable changes God leads us to, that we end up missing out on the break through that we have been begging God for?

“Without faith it is impossible to please God”- Hebrews 11:6. All seven billion people currently on this planet are born with with an mustard seed amount of faith, you don’t have to download it, it comes pre-installed. We just have to apply it to God and not anything else. That small amount of faith is the key to your obedience to God. Once that obedience is unlocked it then unlocks more faith. But starts when we remove that mustard seed faith from our understanding and apply it to acknowledging God in all His ways not ours. This can come in the simplest of tasks. After all why would God tell you to move the big when you can’t move the small.

 

 

Much Love & God Bless

B. Sawyer        

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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 2/2/18 Patience, Trust & Time

Patience, Trust & Time. These things go hand in hand. God sets the time frame, we must have the patience to let that time frame run down. And in some cases God tells you to lead and hands you the ball But you have to wait and be patient for your team mate(s) to trust you because there has been a change of leadership. Patience, Trust & Time. These things go hand in hand

 

Much Love & God Bless

B. Sawyer        

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Morning Coffee Devotions 2/1/18 Your Purpose

Hello Family!

When I started morning coffee devotions back in 2014 i really had no clue how much priority God would place on it in my life. When i started devotions came out daily and for a year or so things were good. but when i Got a job working from home things slowly began to slide. And the Job was not the problem! The problem was that i allowed this ministry to fall on my priority list. But it had not fallen on God’s.

Right before I started the work from home Job. a friend said to me “This ministry comes first! Don’t let anything. But God go ahead of it!” Well i let it slip and now i am picking up the peaces. God removed my work from home Job and a few other things in 2017 and got me to the point where i had no choice but to call on Him. Trust me its not fun having God break you down like that.

As we Grow in our walk with God, He will ignite ministries that line up with the purpose He has for us. He will even place people around you that will come alone side and support that purpose. Your God Given purpose links up with your personal walk with God. If you pull back on either one. God will send you some signs. The ministries God gives you are not for your good pleasure but for God to touch lives through you.

 

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 Coffee 1/24/18 The Process Of Your Greatness

READ PSALM 91 FIRST

Hello family.

If you are a son or daughter of the most high God. You are designed to be great, Christ blood rewires your DNA and programs it for greatness. Now you are probably feeling pretty pretty pumped up right now. But in order for that greatness to be bought out of you. You are going to get wounded deeply, you are going to walk through some valleys of the shadow of death. You are going to hit some stuff that should wipe you out and break you. But because the lord goes before you in the pillar of cloud by day and a pillar of fire by night, because the lord is you refuge and fortress you will not break. But because you have been forged in fire The greatness in you will rise and be poured into others. Your life will be a testimony of who God is! People wont believe the mess that you came from! Just look at all the places He has bought you from!

Much Love & God Bless

B. Sawyer        

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Morning Coffee 12/5/17 Worship & Praise

Hello Family

Praise does not define worship, but your worship defines your praise.

One evening, Justin returns home from work and finds his wife, Angela, all made up and slipping into a beautiful outfit. He concludes she must have planned something special for them and offers to get dressed up as well. 

Angela, a bit confused, responds, “Oh honey, I’m going out with Tony tonight. We’re going to get dinner, catch a movie, and check into the Fairmont Hotel. I should be back by midmorning.” 

“Who’s Tony?!” Justin fires back.

“He’s my boyfriend from high school,” she replies.

“What! You can’t go out with him!” 

“Why not?” 

“Because we are married; we are committed to each other. We don’t date other people!” he says, stating what he assumes should be obvious.

“Hold on, honey!” Angela replies. “You are my favorite. I love you more than any of my old boyfriends, but you really can’t expect me to not see them any longer. I’ve been close with some of them for years, I still love them, and I want to enjoy time with them. What’s wrong with that?”

Hello family, take a minute and think about the opening statement. Our minds have separated and watered down the definition of these two words. God spoke the openings statement to me when i was in the shower, and when He said it, it made perfect sense.

We along with all the rest of creation are designed to worship but unlike the rest of the plants and animals we are not forced to worship God. we are not forced pre programed to worship  Him. God gave us the beautiful gift of choice. However one thing we cannot escape is what we are designed to do and that is worship.

However many years God has destined you to be here on this blue planet you are going to worship, you are going to dedicate a lifestyle of worship to someone or something, there is no gray area angela obviously placed more value on her x boyfriend than she did her own husband. Her life style of worship was for her ex.

  Now that we have cleared up the definition of worship lets talk about praise. You see the depth of our lifestyle of worship we devote to God or anything else is going to be reflected in our praise. For example think about your favorite sports team or favorite music artist.

How would you react if i told you that i’m giving you prime front row seats to got to there game or concert. you reaction is your praise for that artist or team, because you have spent time researching them following there twitter and Facebook  accounts, you IDENTIFY with them, so of course you will be excited to hear about the tickets.

It is the same with God the more time we devote to Him (lifestyle of worship) the more passionate our praise will be. Since we are on the subject of praise lets redefine that.

Praise is the outward demonstration of the depth  your worship lifestyle. Praise is more than just the hype music on a Sunday morning. Praise is the tears that roll down your face when you think about all god has done for you. Praise is when the presents of God inters the room and all you can do is sit quietly in it. We have got it backwards, its no praise & worship its worship and praise.

Praise does not define worship, but your worship defines your praise.

Romans 11:36-12:1-2

Much Love & God Bless

B. Sawyer        

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Morning Coffee 5/24/17 2 Lions (Poem)

2 Lions

My mind is a battle ground.

My heart is the prize

With in me are two lions fighting for strength and size.

This battle never ends it never goes

it only ebbs and flows.

This battle is not something I choose.

The two lions do not fight with there teeth or roars.

These lions use words that when acted on can open diffrent doors

The crazy thing about this battle is i decide who wins.

These loins call for my attention and time

they seek to have all my focus

ether one can devour me like a plague of locust.

One lion screams world lust

the other shouts in God we trust.

One lion is boom the other is bust.

So here i am caught in the middle

My flesh and Gods will

I can’t treat this like its lets make a deal.

Because the choices i make will have a lasting impact

The choices i make will leave me tattered or standing intact.

2 lions, my mind is the battle ground

My heart is the prize that leads to my soul.

One lion will leave you broken but the other will make you whole.

Much Love & God Bless

B. Sawyer        

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