Morning Coffee 4/6/18 Giving Up The Moon

Hello Family,

The devotions will be in podcast form. I will still write as God leads. Enjoy!

 

Much Love & God Bless

B. Sawyer        

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Morning Coffee 3/6/18 Stone In A Pond Pt 2

19 “I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. So choose life in order that you may live, you and your descendants, 20 by loving the LORD your God, by obeying His voice, and by holding fast to Him; for this is your life and the length of your days, that you may live in the land which the LORD swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to give them.” – Deuteronomy 30:19-20 NASB

Hello Family,

If you take a stone and throw it into any body of water the waves from that stone will affect the entire body of water.

If we can have an impact on this planet by doing good and obeying the call of God, we can certainly leave a negative impression on this blue planet orbiting in God’s universe. We don’t have to look far for an example. But for the sake of this devotion we will look at king Saul. When he started out it was all good, Saul’s desire was simply to please the Lord. As time passed his heart took pride, greed and other attitudes that derailed Him from his initial call.

Ultimatly God had to rase up David to replace Saul. We can complicate things when we begin to allow impurities to contaminate the mission God called us to.There is such a stark contrast between the church in countries with less freedom and the “church” here in the united states of America.

IT’S TIME TO REMOVE THE IMPURITIES. And it starts with you!

Much Love & God Bless

B. Sawyer        

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Morning Coffee 3/3/18 (Featuring Casey Blake) I Close My Eyes To See

Hello Family,

B. sawyer here, the devotion below is written by a close friend of mine Casey Blake. It is my pleasure to introduce her to you. She is now apart of morning coffee devotions and as God leads you will devotions written by her. God has placed a great gift in her and i am humbled to have a front row seat in her life to see the gifts in her unfold. so please let god speak to you with what she has written.

Much Love

B. Sawyer

Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.

Hebrews 11:1

My kids are stuck on this soundtrack lately. It’s to a movie called The Greatest Showman. If you haven’t seen it you should. It’s a secular movie but with many many spiritual parallels all throughout. This morning as I was getting ready, the lyrics to one of the songs kept playing through my mind, like it was on repeat, a cry straight from my heart.

But say that you’ll bring me along

To the world you see

To the world I close my eyes to see

I close my eyes to see”. —A Million Dreams, The Greatest Showman

That last line, “I close my eyes to see” it just kept playing redundantly, touching this place in my spirit that needed refreshing. You see, she is singing about these dreams, they aren’t just big dreams they are “impossible” dreams! New job, moving upstate, starting over, new ministry, or new relationship sort of dreams. The ones Joseph had, the dreams that were so UNBELIEVABLE they had to be from God because no human could even think them up! I am in a season where I just have to close my eyes in order to see all that God is doing… because He is doing those things inside of me. My outside circumstances are changing and will always change but what He is faithfully doing in me, that’s what I long to see.

My faith is built on knowing that God comes through everytime I can’t see the answer. When my inadequacy takes over, when my sin is glaring, when I have just hurt someone so close to me… His faithfulness, his ability to mold me and make a way out of no way- that’s what He uses to fix the situation and to love me back to life. If that doesn’t make you wanna shout… nothing will!

I am CONFIDENT in what I can’t see- knowing that my Jesus is actively and intentionally writing my story, creating every plot twist with my growth and best interest at the center of His  heart for me.

Close your eyes and see what He has for you… don’t just ask Him to show you- actually look beyond what you can see!

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Morning Coffee 3/3/18 Business As Usual

Business As Usual

Sunday three services starting bright and early at eight.

Wednesday  night bible study roles around. Its the end of “hump day” and we are feeling great.

Friday night youth group full of “lock ins” and other forms of fun.

Saturday morning rises and we look back on the week and we pat or self on the back saying “job well done!”

Hello Family,

Let me ask you a question. What if the normal procedure to any one of the weekly events was interrupted for one person? What if God. extended Sundays eight AM service that normally ends at nine until noon, just for one soul to be healed. What if God halted your brisk pace through the book of psalms for two weeks so one person can get the peace they have desperately been searching for? What if the youth lock in was cancelled so a young persons heat can be unlocked?

Would you get frustrated because your “business as usual” was interrupted or would you see with the loving discerning eyes of God and obey the movement of the Holy spirit?

12 “If a man has a hundred sheep and one of them wanders away, what will he do? Won’t he leave the ninety-nine others on the hills and go out to search for the one that is lost?” – Matthew 18:12 NLT

 

Much Love & God Bless

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Morning Coffee 2/22/18 Everything In Common

32 All the believers were united in heart and mind. And they felt that what they owned was not their own, so they shared everything they had. – Acts 4:32 NLT

Hello Family,

What if there were no boarders? What if you looked at the map of the world and every boarder and boundary was gone? What if there were no county lines no zip codes or area codes or country codes? what if every form of land calming or property separation was gone? What if we had no denominations? What if we all had blue skin and green hair all seven billion of us?! What could you claim as you own? what area or town could you say you represent? The only dividing line God sees is if your heart is after Him or after this world. That is the only division God acknowledges and acts on. Everything else doesn’t mean a thing! this devotion is not going to end in a direct given specific point. That is for you and the Holy Spirt to discuss. But do think about the scenario that was placed before you.

Much Love & God Bless

B. Sawyer        

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Morning Coffee 2/21/18 When It’s God

Hello Family,

When God speaks peace is always involved. When the enemy or our flesh speaks confusion, disillusionment follows. God Will place things before us or tell us things. And He will bring peace and confirmation to back up what He is presenting. But then something (A person, a situation, etc) will come and shake our faith in what God showed us. Now we have two choices we can Stand on our faith in God in what He has placed before us or. we can be blown over by the winds of doubt. But see If your faith is planted in God you will bend but not break or fall over. But if your faith is planted in something else you won’t be able to stand for long.

Much Love & God Bless

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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

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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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