Hey family over the next week or so I will be posting devotions I wrote before I started this blog. So keep an eye out for them. They will be under the category pre blog morning coffee
Morning Coffee 4/10/14 Quality Time
“Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me.” (Rev 3:20) NIV
We are now fourteen years into the new millennium. It has bought many advances in technology at a speed never seen before. These advances and updates are supposed to make our live easier and more enjoyable. And for the most part they do but some of these advances are making us busier than we have ever been. Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Blogger, Pinterest, Android, Iphone, Ipad, etc. (the list goes on)
I am not knocking any of these things (I use most of them) they are great tools. The question is, are these tools taking up valuable time that God wants to use to speak to us? (I’ll put myself out there.) I love video games and I have had more than my fair share of them in my life. I sometimes spend hours late at night playing as much as I can. And when I was not playing them I was thinking about them. In church I would be building strategies on how I would get my madden 13 team to the next level when I should have been paying attention to the pastor. (Sorry pastor I’m more focused now)
Over the past few months God has been showing me signs that I need to put down the controller and pick up his Word. God has a plan for my life and if I am going to fulfill it I need to be obedient to his call. God doesn’t want anything in the way. Exodus 34:14 (NIV) “Do not worship any other god, for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God.” God wants a relationship with us and he will do whatever he needs to do to get our attention even if it means breaking our Madden 13 and 12. Jesus is knocking on the door of your heart today will you let him in? Will you submit your plans for his? I encourage you to think about what things and/or people are taking up time that God desires to spend with us. Don’t let him have to remove the things that you enjoy in order for him to get your attention, because he will if he needs to. “Our God Is a jealous God” let’s Give him the QUALITY time he deserves.
God Bless & Much Love
A Poets Heart 51
Good morning Family welcome to morning coffee. A daily devotional, to help you start you day off right. This is the first of many awesome uplifting devotions. Pray that God speaks to you through these devotions and I pray you are blessed by them. The title of this first devotion is the potential within. So grab you coffee or whatever have in the morning and let God speak to you.
Yesterday I was hanging at a close friend’s house. We were watching a couple of movies. One of the movies is called Turbo; it’s about a snail named turbo who is fascinated with auto racing. He spends late nights watching Indy car racing. He Dreams of one day winning the Indy 500. Racing is all he thinks about. His friends and even his own brother laugh at his dreams and ambition. But no matter how hard his brother and friends try to deter him he refuses to let go of his dream. (Spoiler alert) Turbo eventually accomplishes his dream but only after going through hell and high water to do it.
God has placed goals and desires with in each of us. And sometimes the people closest to us can’t see what we see. Many people have told us that it’s impossible or you can’t do that or that’s crazy. They have tried to break you free of the dream God placed in you. But day and night God keeps fueling the fire and you can’t help but pursue the dream that was stitched into your DNA. In Genesis Joseph found out that his own brothers even his father could not support the dream God gave him. But he still kept pursuing God and seeking his guidance in the process. Joseph went through hell on the road to his destiny. But no matter what was thrown at him he still was submitted to Gods will for his life.
There is be many obstacles, many things, many people that will try to bring us down and drag us back to where God bought us from. We cannot go back, we cannot compromise. We must let go of the things that are holding us back. Friends, family, video games, facebook, ourselves! Whatever it is that slows us down or pulls us back we have to cut them lose so we pursue our God given destiny with every ounce of potential within us! Go after whatever dream God has placed in you. Seek him and pursue him with reckless abandonment. Let nothing and I mean NOTHING in the way of your destiny!
God Bless & Much Love