Sunday Thoughts 3/19/17

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What if the fire you are going through was built for your benefit? What if shortcomings are ultimately designed to help to in the long-run? What if that thorn in your side was designed to keep you at the feet of the father? What if The storm was made to give you peace?

Much Love & God Bless

 

 

 

Morning Coffee The Book Is Finally Here!

Hello Family!

It has been a while since i typed those words. First I want to thank all of you for your support even in my absence from the blog God was truly taking me through a process with this book and showing me a lot of things about myself (let me tell you it can be ugly when God puts the mirror in front of you) some of you may have stopped following due to the lack of activity and that is understandable. Some of you may have been quietly praying for me (your prayers were felt).

This Book that i have mentioned over and over again is finally published! It is currently available on createspace.com  soon to be available on Amazon! yes Amazon!!!! and coming soon to kindle! wow! Within this book is 60 plus devotions, poems and words of inspiration that God has given me to share with all of you! For those of you that have been following me a long time some of the devotions may be familiar but each devotion has taken on a new light. This book truly was and is a journey for me. And i thank You for being apart of it!

MCD going forward will be posted weekly A new devotion will be posted every Monday starting this coming Monday Febuary 6th! And now I present to you Morning Coffee Devotions: Vol 1 (click image to be taken to the books webpage)

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Much Love & God Bless

B. Sawyer        

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Morning Coffee The Book Is Finally Here!

Hello Family!

It has been a while since i typed those words. First I want to thank all of you for your support even in my absence from the blog God was truly taking me through a process with this book and showing me a lot of things about myself (let me tell you it can be ugly when God puts the mirror in front of you) some of you may have stopped following due to the lack of activity and that is understandable. Some of you may have been quietly praying for me (your prayers were felt).

This Book that i have mentioned over and over again is finally published! It is currently available on createspace.com  soon to be available on Amazon! yes Amazon!!!! and coming soon to kindle! wow! Within this book is 60 plus devotions, poems and words of inspiration that God has given me to share with all of you! For those of you that have been following me a long time some of the devotions may be familiar but each devotion has taken on a new light. This book truly was and is a journey for me. And i thank You for being apart of it!

MCD going forward will be posted weekly A new devotion will be posted every Monday starting this coming Monday Febuary 6th! And now I present to you Morning Coffee Devotions: Vol 1 (click image to be taken to the books webpage)

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Link: https://www.createspace.com/6345675

Much Love & God Bless

B. Sawyer        

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Morning Coffee 6/28/16 You Can Have It Just Wait

27 I discipline my body like an athlete, training it to do what it should. Otherwise, I fear that after preaching to others I myself might be disqualified. – 1 Corinthians 9:27 NLT

Hello family, Right now God is teaching me self control. There are a few things i want and God said i can have them i just need to wait. It is hard waiting especially when i can go get it now! But i am seeing that when i rush in, giving in to the temptation to get the things i want now, it leads to more stress that if i would have waited.

God may have said you can have it but he says wait until this date or until this happens. Have some self-control. you will get it just wait. You will have so much more joy if you waited and no stress. your mind says go get it you can have it all now! Discipline put it in check that voice, wait on Gods green light. 

Much Love & God Bless

B. Sawyer      

Jeremy Riddle – More love, more power, live at Bethel church

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Morning Coffee 3/16/16 In Our Anger

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Read Proverbs 16:28 & 16:32

32 Whoever is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and he who rules his spirit than he who takes a city. – Proverbs 16:32 ESV

Hello family, It takes a lot to hold back ones self when you are fill to the brim with anger. it is so much easier to shift into Incredible Hulk mode and let everything that moves feel your wrath. But what does it accomplish?

Unrestrained anger is like a tsunami, it destroys everything in its path, leaving behind hurt people that had nothing to do with making you angry. Even if they were the ones that angered you, you don’t let you your anger cause you to say or do things you will regret.

Look at the image above. that is the result of 2011 japan tsunami. Our anger if left unchecked can do damage just as bad. Just like the three people in the image the people affected by our uncontrolled anger are left to pick up the pieces, wondering what just happened. And just like the damage done by the 2011 japan tsunami the damaged lives of the people we love won’t be repaired over night. it will take time to rebuild.

Just as the earthquake caused the tsunami, our own earthquake of anger can cause a friend to launch a tsunami of there own anger doing even greater damage than your initial moment of anger. Be carful in you anger don’t let your earthquake cause someone to launch a tsunami You affect more than you know.

Much Love & God Bless

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Morning Coffee 2/16/16 I Won’t Complain!

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3 “If only the LORD had killed us back in Egypt,” they moaned. “There we sat around pots filled with meat and ate all the bread we wanted. But now you have brought us into this wilderness to starve us all to death.” – Exodus 16:3 NLT

Hello family, While in the wilderness the Israelites did a lot of complaining. God was providing for there every need, He kept there clothing from getting old, He provided sweet water for them to drink and more! But They still found something to complain about wishing they were back in Egypt.

My Job right now in on a low swing there are not many hours to work. Some of my co-workers are wishing that they did not have this job because how hard it is to get hours. I said to myself ‘at least you got a job to fight for hours for! See family this position was ten years in the making, God had to prepare me for it! When i got it he told me there will be low times like this.

I am not going to allow a single thought of complaint to dwell in my mind. Why because i could be one of the thousands still looking for employment. But no I’m in a position where i know there will be hours available i just have to look harder.  I am not going to wish for another job I waited ten years for this one! Its not perfect but it fits my life style perfectly with all my needs.

In the time i am not working i will be working on other projects God wants me to do. I will not complain, God is providing for me! 

Much Love & God Bless

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How He Loves

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Morning Coffee 1/20/16 Just Who Do You Think You Are?

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1 Then the LORD answered Job from the whirlwind: 2 “Who is this that questions my wisdom with such ignorant words? 3 Brace yourself like a man, because I have some questions for you, and you must answer them. 4 “Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? Tell me, if you know so much. – Job 38:1-4 NLT

Hello family, Job  began to smell himself and he defiantly questioned God. Well……. God came down and put him in his place. Sometimes we forget who we are and we (myself included) try and tell God how it is or do what we want to do.

In at the foundation of our Christian walk is servanthood Christ lived it right down to His last breath on the cross. We are now following in his footsteps. It does not matter what university or seminary you Got you papers from, it does not matter what title you hold. We are servants. God may have you as the worship leader of a local church body you are still a servant. If He (God) tells you to play a certain  song but you don’t like it, guess what? Its in your best interest to play the song. Whatever position God placed you in, You are His servant and you obey What is instructed to you if not you will reap the consequences.

God wants to use us and work through us. Things are so much easier when we put aside ourselves and say ok lord this what you want ill do it! Remember God has seen it all. And he will use us to accomplish His will. It is our best interest to remember that we simply servants in his kingdom.  Don’t hinder what God Wants to do!

Much Love & God Bless

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This Is My Beloved – Matt Gilman

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Morning Coffee 1/19/16 Crossroads

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16 This is what the LORD says: “Stop at the crossroads and look around. Ask for the old, godly way, and walk in it. Travel its path, and you will find rest for your souls. But you reply, ‘No, that’s not the road we want!’ – Jeremiah 6:16 NLT

Hello family, as we progress on this road of life, we will come to a crossroads (intersection). We will either turn down the new road or we will cross over and continue on the road we are on. We don’t know where ether of the roads end. But we have GPS, the Holy Spirit.

Israel was at a crossroads, they could have taken heed to the words that the Lord spoke through Jeremiah, but no they took the path they wanted to take and destruction was their end. God will warn us before we make a mistake. If He says turn left we need to turn left no matter what we want to do.

Our pride, and stubborn attitudes will keep us from turning when we need to turn or stopping when we need to stop. At that point God is not going to force us to do anything. He will let us run headlong into the brick wall He warned us about over and over. I’m tired of brick walls! Ive hit enough of them to build a city!

I am at a crossroads in my life, Before i make a tenth of a hundredth of a step in either direction. I will consult my GPS God’s Proven Spirit. In January of 2015 i was at a crossroads and directed down a path. That path has been fruitful. Now in January of 2016 I am at another crossroads. I will follow the voice of truth, i will submit my plans for His. I will “Ask for the old, godly way, and walk in it.”

Much Love & God Bless

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Every Captive Free – Matt Gilman

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Morning Coffee 1/14/16 Right Where You Are

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4 This is what the LORD of Heaven’s Armies, the God of Israel, says to all the captives he has exiled to Babylon from Jerusalem: 5 “Build homes, and plan to stay. Plant gardens, and eat the food they produce. 6 Marry and have children. Then find spouses for them so that you may have many grandchildren. Multiply! Do not dwindle away! 7 And work for the peace and prosperity of the city where I sent you into exile. Pray to the LORD for it, for its welfare will determine your welfare.” – Jeremiah 29:4-7 NLT

Hello family, Some time God will put us in a place that looks like things wont go good for us and we want to get up and go at the first chance we get. But God placed us in that place for a reason and we can’t move on until we have completed what we are there to do!

In verse seven the Israelites are encouraged to pray for the nation they are in. God may bring you to a place where it looks like what needs to happen wont happen. That does not mean you just give up! No God has you there for a reason so pray for the job that you are currently in, pray for the season that you just walked into. Pray for the church body you attend. If you’ve praying, keep on praying, when that place you are in prospers you to will prosper and be fruitful.

Don’t jump ship just yet hold on for a little bit keep going to God with you cares for the place you are in. God wants to use you there. Right Where You Are

Much Love & God Bless

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