Morning Coffee 12/13/17 The Priest &The Virgin

FIRST READ LUKE 1:5-38

18 Zechariah said to the angel, “How can I be sure this will happen? I’m an old man now, and my wife is also well along in years.”

38 Mary responded, “I am the Lord’s servant. May everything you have said about me come true.” And then the angel left her. – Luke 1:38 NLT

Hello family

We are open vessels for God to use according to His good will. We have a priest in one of the highest positions chosen to burn incense in the sanctuary. This man has been in the Holy of Holies, a man seen as connected with God. Then we have a virgin a common young woman, engaged to a carpenter. Both are visited by Gabriel the Archangel and given messages of great news. But the responses are totally different.

Both asked how the things that were told to them will happen, but the difference is the openness of their heart. Like the priest we can serve God in presence and do all the “christian duties” but totally miss an opportunity to fully receive from a move of God. It’s amazing that the vessel in the “lower” position in society was the most open but The vessel of high status had his lid half away on not fully willing to receive what was being poured into him.

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Morning Coffee 12/5/17 Worship & Praise

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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

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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)

 

 

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Morning Coffee 11/22/16 Roll Up Your Sleeves

Read Romans 13:1-7

1 Everyone must submit to governing authorities. For all authority comes from God, and those in positions of authority have been placed there by God. 2 So anyone who rebels against authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and they will be punished. – Romans 13:1-2 NLT

Hello family, Weather you like it or not Donald J. Trump will be come the next president of the United States Of America. God permitted this to happen. Now be for you get  righteously angry with me. reread the opening scripture. “Everyone must submit to governing authorities. For all authority comes from God, and those in positions of authority have been placed there by God. So anyone who rebels against authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and they will be punished.” – Romans 13:1-2 NLT

Is it time to stress, is it time to worry, is it time to grumble and complain? No! Now is the time to pray (if you haven’t been start). Now is the time to take our positions in God’s kingdom (if we haven’t already). Now is the time to remember that no man can override God. We don’t react to what Trump says or any other person but we act according to what the Holy Spirt says. “Those who are dominated by the sinful nature think about sinful things, but those who are controlled by the Holy Spirit think about things that please the Spirit.” – Romans 8:5 NLT

If you think about what CNN says and worry about what FOX news is doing, you are not going to follow what God is telling you to do. Yeah Trump is gonna be president, big deal! To be honest i don’t care who sits in that oval office. Because God is in control! let me say it again, i don’t care who sits in that oval office. Because God is in control! And just maybe God allowed this to get our attention. Maybe He did this to shake us from our cushy american dream world.Now is not the time for panic. Now is the time to roll up our sleeves!

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Morning Coffee 6/21/16 Pray For Them

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Read Acts 26:12-18

18 to open their eyes, so they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God. Then they will receive forgiveness for their sins and be given a place among God’s people, who are set apart by faith in me.’ – Acts 26:18 NLT

Hello family, I have been avoiding writing this devotion, but God won’t let me avoid it any longer. The events in Orlando are sad and tragic. Now we are sorting through our emotions, analyzing information as it comes in. Thinking about The shooting of Christina Grimmie and The Shooting at the nightclub, i asked God What do i do with all of this bad news. I am sick of it.

God said “pray for them! Pray for the shooter of Christina and the nightclub. Pray for the survivors of the nightclub.” The shooters did not get to the decision to do what they did over night. They are no better than us, born into sin. They need Christ just as much as we do. If God pulled  back his grace from us for just a moment we would be in a tragic state. So lets Pray for the gunman in both events, pray that they come to Christ. Don’t dismiss them. Christ didn’t dismiss us.

Pray for the survivors of the nightclub shooting. Yes the life style is wrong, again they did not wake up over night and start that life. God showed me the trail of events that lead to my addiction to pornography. I did not hit rockbottom over night. God also showed me the people i had hurt but were still praying for me. Now its my turn to pray. We are the light of the world lets show it! God saved Saul and turned him into Paul.

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Morning Coffee 2/25/16 His Image

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Read Genesis1:25-31

26 Then God said, “Let us make human beings in our image, to be like us. They will reign over the fish in the sea, the birds in the sky, the livestock, all the wild animals on the earth, and the small animals that scurry along the ground.” 27 So God created human beings in his own image. In the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. – Genesis 1:26-27 NLT

Hello family, God used a good sister to show me this scripture. I have read it many times before, but this time it stood out to me. Those three words “in our image” just let that sink in, let it simmer for a minute. We were designed to be rulers! Rulers submitted to God! We are not designed to be defeated!

Christ came to fix what Adam messed up! Adam surrendered his authority. Read verse 26 again! Adam should have put the serpent in its place! But for one moment he forgot who he was! He forgot the authority and command God gave him! The Commander-in-chief tells the captain of a ship “You have authority over the whole atlantic ocean, north, south, east, and west.” And he says to the captain don’t let anybody in. The moment that captain drops his guard and opens the door for the enemy he has surrendered his authority! Because now the enemy can wreak havoc.

Christ gives us that authority back. He re alines us back into fellowship with God when we surrender our will to him. We get our identity from God, that is why we are nothing without Him! Family we only submit to God! Sin is no longer your master, depression is no longer your master, addiction of every shape and form are no longer you master.

Because we are made in His image, it is through God we over come those things. He will help you just ask him. You are made in his image!           

  

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Morning Coffee 2/3/16 The Voice Of Truth Pt1

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1 Dear friends, do not believe everyone who claims to speak by the Spirit. You must test them to see if the spirit they have comes from God. For there are many false prophets in the world. – 1 John 4:1 NLT

Hello family, As we walk this road we will hear many voices. Some we automatically know to dismiss we know that they are not of God. But sometime These other voices can make sense and sound good. But be careful the enemy can and will disguise him self as an angel of light to confuse you and lead you off track.

The enemy will twist the truth that is why every message we hear, every sermon we sit in on, every Devotional (including this one) we must go back and see if it lines up with Gods word. Is what that person is speaking to you truth or is it miss used and taken out of context? Don’t be gullible, stay sharp ask the Holy spirt to give you discernment so you can recognize when some one says something that they got from there left hip.

Yes let us be like little children trusting in God will all that is with in us. But also let us be discerning, children can be some of the most discerning people. Don’t be so quick to jump in step back and examine it from top to bottom and if it is not lined up with the truth of God dismiss it and keep it moving   

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