Morning Coffee 3/5/18 Stone In A Pond Pt 1

12 Not that I have already obtained it or have already become perfect, but I press on so that I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus. 13 Brethren, I do not regard myself as having laid hold of it yet; but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. – Philippians 3:12-14 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.

Do you know the impact you have? God designed you to impact this world! Now before you get caught up in thoughts like “I’m not a preacher” “I’m not ordained” “I didn’t go to seminary!” I want you to clear your head of any complicated thoughts. Jesus started his ministry with three simple words, “Come follow me!”. He said these three simple words to twelve men who answered the call.

Two thousand plus years later you and I were caught up in the ripple from those three words. God is simply saying “come!” but we use our past, our lack of education and many other excuses not to answer that call. Going on four years now you have read the devotions, poems and thoughts that God has given me. Many of you have express how blessed you have been by them. I give all glory to God. Because i only have a high school level education, i am not ordained by any man, I meet none of the man made qualification to deliver the messages that God gives me to deliver. But here we are going on four years of service to God. All because one night i said yes to the simple things God called me to do. Don’t get caught up in the physical impact but ask God to show you the spirtual impact of saying yes to his will.

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

B. Sawyer        

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Morning Coffee 2/28/18 For His Glory

17 When Pharaoh finally let the people go, God did not lead them along the main road that runs through Philistine territory, even though that was the shortest route to the Promised Land. God said, “If the people are faced with a battle, they might change their minds and return to Egypt.” 18 So God led them in a roundabout way through the wilderness toward the Red Sea. Thus the Israelites left Egypt like an army ready for battle. – Exodus 13:17-18 NLT

Hello Family,

What if Moses and the Israelites marched across the red sea on a pre built bridge? what if the took the shortcut? It wouldn’t make for such a awesome story. It would make the story very “run of the mill.” And God would get no glory in it. God is not some egotistical, power hungry tyrant! First of all unlike man He actually deserves the Glory! Secondly He wants to use your Red Sea story for two purposes. To draw others out of darkness (Egypt) and into the light and to remind you when you are faced with future trials, you can look back and see how far He has bought you. then you can be encouraged and march forward into the promise land God has for you1

 

Much Love & God Bless

B. Sawyer        

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Morning Coffee 2/26/18 Just Be Still

Read Psalm 46

10 “Be still, and know that I am God! I will be honored by every nation. I will be honored throughout the world.” – Psalm 46:10 NLT

Hello Family,

When God starts bringing sudden shifts and changes in your life, The best thing to do is to let Him be God and work His wonder in your life. weather its a trial by fire or he is bringing you to the cool of the mountain top. Step back and watch Him work.

On January 23 God dropped a beautiful woman in my life. We just celebrated one month of getting to know each other. In this short span 0f time God has connected us on a deeper level with each passing day. Each day in communication with her drew me closer to God and increased my hunger for Him. God has also used each of us to minister to each other and to identify weak areas of our life. Because I have never had a woman step so deep into my life. I allowed fear to arise, i allowed the wrong outside influences to shake me. And I almost cut short an incredible relationship that God established. I thank God that she has discernment and patience. Because she could have said “dude you are unstable I’m out!” But she is still with me. continuously discerning and praying for me. Thank you Casey I Love you!

you may not fully process what God is doing in your life right now. Don’t try and figure it out don’t try and plot what the next move is. just step back and say “ok God I’m here and will do as you lead!”

Much Love & God Bless

B. Sawyer        

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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

B. Sawyer        

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Morning Coffee 2/16/18 Prayer For The Future

Heavenly Father,

I trust you in the future that you are leading me to. I take my hands off the wheel and let you have your way. I will only move when you say move, and i will stay when you tell me to stay. I don’t see every step on my path but I am trusting you that you have ordered every step that i need to take. Even when the valley of the shadow of death surrounds me, I will not fear. Because you go before me clearing the path and lighting the way. You are my help, you are my way maker, you are my light in the darkness that is who you are. I trust you God lead me and I will follow. In Jesus name Amen!

Much Love & God Bless

B. Sawyer        

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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

B. Sawyer        

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Morning Coffee 2/14/18 New

Hello Family,

When God moves you into a new season, the only thing you carry from that season are the lessons learned. If you spiritual mentality changes, your mental mentality has to change to, as well as your physical. You can’t change one part and not affect the others. So as God makes things new in your life, let him sweep out the old let him clean house. Don’t hold anything back from Him. Jesus came that you might have life and life more abundantly.

Much Love & God Bless

B. Sawyer        

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