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 2/12/18 Marathon Runners

Hello family,

Look any marathon style sport, cycling (like tour de France), triathlon, etc. The athletes running the race are not sent out on there own to fend for them self. They have a support team stocked with supplies to help the athletes  (This especially true and more visible in grand tour cycling). and if the support car cannot reach the athlete their are team members running the same race that will provide whatever aid they can to help their teammate while still running their own race.

My fellow singles when God does bring someone alongside you that could be a possible husband or a possible wife, they should not stop you in you tracks on the path God has you on. If anything they should add to it, listening to the Holy Spirt on what actions to take to add to your walk with Christ and draw you closer to Him. I don’t care how tall he is or how fine she is, if they distract you from God and the purpose God has for you. Then You need to re evaluate that connection.

 

Much Love

B. Sawyer

 

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Morning Coffee 2/10/18 What Happens When She Leads Pt 2

22 Suddenly he follows her As an ox goes to the slaughter, Or as one in fetters to the discipline of a fool, 23 Until an arrow pierces through his liver; As a bird hastens to the snare, So he does not know that it will cost him his life. – Proverbs 7:22-23 NASB

Hello Family,

Here is part two of “What Happens When She Leads!” If you are just joining please read part one first. So Adam and proverbs 7 man clearly put them selves in a position to fail. But even at that point it still was not too late to turn things around. But neither man did, they both made the second and most critical mistake. They accepted what was offered to them, they didn’t use the discernment God gave them and went along blindly with what was being presented.

Lets look at Adam. This dude is no fool he named every thing on the planet even his wife! There is no fruit or animal or anything that is unfamiliar to him. So when Eve comes in with this fruit, he should have looked at that thing and said “Boo listen. I know that looks good but that is from that knowledge of good and evil tree! and we are not supposed to touch that! So toss that out!” You see Eve was doing what a good wife would do bring in things that look good for her husband (see proverbs 31) But see now Adam is the gatekeeper to his household and so much more.

Brothers i need you to see this! You don’t have to accept everything that comes to your gate! She maybe jumping and shouting in church but six hours ago she was jumping and shouting with Jimmy on a boxspring at motel 6 ministries! (that was for fellow single brothers) This applies heavier to my married brothers! Your wife comes home angry and you don’t do anything to dispel it, fifth-teen minutes later you angry, the kids are angry, even lily the goldfish mad at you! why because you stamped your approval on what was presented to you at the gate!

God has placed a friend in my life and i am developing a growing friendship with her. our first night of conversation she pushed my leadership button and it active something in me spiritually. She said “you lead sir!” God built leadership into men. I’m Not saying that women cant lead. What i am say is Men are the gatekeepers single and married. And God puts a higher expectation on that. It is part of the Order that God set up in genesis. So when things go wrong He’s gonna look at you Adam!

Much Love & God Bless

B. Sawyer        

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Morning Coffee 2/9/18 What Happens When She Leads Pt 1

22 Suddenly he follows her As an ox goes to the slaughter, Or as one in fetters to the discipline of a fool, 23 Until an arrow pierces through his liver; As a bird hastens to the snare, So he does not know that it will cost him his life. – Proverbs 7:22-23 NASB

Hello Family,

A friend and I were discussing Proverbs chapter seven particularly the above verse. She made a statement that resonated with in me. “This is what happens when she leads!” Please read and hear by the Holy Spirit and context of the scripture. You see that young man let his guard down and handed the prostitute the keys to his soul. This is not to far off from what Adam did when he accepted the fruit from Eve.

Eve was not a prostitute but like the prostitute she did carry a deadly harvest that should have been rejected. God told Adam to name all the animals, trees, fruits, etc. God said to Adam “you are in charge bro! Now all this good stuff you named you can have all that you want just don’t eat of of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil!” Adam like the young man in Proverbs seven, made two critical mistakes. Mistake number one Proverbs 7 man and Adam put them selves in a position for failure. Proverbs 7 man walked down the street where the prostitute lived and Adam…. well where was Adam when the serpent was whispering “sweet nothings” in Eve’s ear? Brother left the gate wide open! They both abandoned there positions of leadership and gave it away!

We are going to pause here because it gets much deeper but part 2 will be tomorrow. But let God stir this around in you spirit.

 

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

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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.

Much Love & God Bless

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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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