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.

Much Love & God Bless

B. Sawyer        

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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!

Much Love & God Bless

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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)

 

 

Much Love & God Bless

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Morning Coffee 6/13/15 What Love Is pt2

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“Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.’ “They also will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?’ “He will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.’ “Then they will go away to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life.” (Matthew 25:41-16 NIV)

A woman was setting up lunch, Jesus was coming for a visit. She prepared a most delicious meal. Fried chicken, cornbread, mac n cheese, sweet tea (iced tea) and red velvet cake for desert. As she was finishing her set up a man knocked on her door. He looked like he had walked a thousand miles. His sneakers were worn out and he was covered in dust from the road. Ma’am my I please have a little to drink and eat? I am famished from my journey! No! she snapped this is for Jesus now go away! The man sadly walked off.

A few hours later Jesus knocked at the door. The woman rushed to the door and let him in. Jesus saw the banquet of food and said this is a lot of food! Why didn’t you invite anyone else to eat? The woman replied because I figured you might be hungry from your journey and I wanted to save all I had for you! A scraggly traveler asked for some earlier, but I told him off! After you finish eating I’ll give him what’s left. Jesus looked at the woman with disapproval. As He walked out the door He said the scraggly traveler was me.

Hello, family, Jesus elevated and ministered to people that the rest of society deemed unworthy of help. He had dinner with sinners the low-lifes of the time (see Matthew 9). He was anointed by a sinful woman (see Luke 7). If we are followers of Christ we must be willing to serve and minister to those in need! The Walk of a Christian is not about rubbing elbows with the cream of the crop but being ready and willing to roll up our sleeves and get our hands dirty. Reaching out to where no one else will reach out to.  That is Real Love

Much Love & God Bless

APoetsHeart51

 

Music to Listen to:  Kim Walker Smith – Spirit Break Out

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Morning Coffee 6/12/15 What Love Is Pt1

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“We know what real love is because Christ gave up his life for us. And so we also ought to give up our lives for our Christian brothers and sisters..” (1 John 3:16 NLT)

Hello, family, I read this and it struck me different. Normally I take in the context of me actually dying for another brother or sister in Christ. It is more than that. It can be applied while we are very much alive.

Scenario: you got a big meeting to get to and you are running late. A friend calls asking you for a ride you normally say yes, but you got this meeting to get to. But the Holy Spirit tells you to give them a ride. So you give them a ride then head to your meeting. That is laying down your life for your Christian Brother and sister.

There were times Christ was physically tired and wanted to rest, but there were people that needed to be ministered too. So He put his rest on hold to teach and serve. Give up your life is not always in the literal context. There will be a situation that will arise when it is not convenient for you to help, but God wants you to help. Lay your life down and serve in the kingdom of God.

 

Much Love & God Bless

APoetsHeart51

 

Music to Listen to:  Calvary [Official Lyric Video] – Hillsong Worship

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Morning Coffee 3/28/15 Counterfeit

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Next the devil took him to the peak of a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory. 9 “I will give it all to you,” he said, “if you will kneel down and worship me.” “Get out of here, Satan,” Jesus told him. “For the Scriptures say, ‘You must worship the Lord your God and serve only him. Then the devil went away, and angels came and took care of Jesus. (Matthew 4:8-11 NLT)

Hello, family. Satan offers counterfeits for anything that God will offer us! Satan tried to offer Jesus all the kingdoms of the world if he (Jesus) would worship him. Jesus took all power when he died and rose up from the grave. This world is pushing satisfaction now, get all you can however you can. You may be happy for a time, but it will soon fade. Christ offers us real Joy and satisfaction. They Joy that He gives us is a lasting joy, it extends beyond our life on this earth. The easy road may be easy, but its end is a fiery pit. “You can enter God’s Kingdom only through the narrow gate. The highway to hell[a] is broad, and its gate is wide for the many who choose that way. But the gateway to life is very narrow and the road is difficult, and only a few ever find it.” (Matthew 7:13-14 NLT) Stay on the narrow road the end is worth it,  no counterfeits!

Much Love & God Bless

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Music to Listen to:  Kari – Revelation Song

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Morning Coffee 3/27/15 The Still Small Voice (More Than For Deep Stuff)

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Hello, family. My mother and I have learned a lesson the hard the way. (story 1) The holy spirit told me not to leave a bunch of banana peels in my room trash can. Fast-forward a few days and I ants have invaded my trash! I spend the better part of Sunday evening cleaning and killing and ants. I could have avoided all of that if I would have emptied the trash beforehand. (story 2) A few weeks ago my mom was going through her boxes and bins. She came across a book that the holy spirit told her to put aside. Fast-forward to today she took her closet apart looking for this book but could not find it.

The holy spirit does not just speak to us about deep stuff! He speaks to us about simple everyday life stuff as well. So listen to that still small voice when you hear it.

Much Love & God bless

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Music to Listen to:  Hillsong – Lord I Give You My Heart

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Morning Coffee 3/26/15 More Love Elsewhere?

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Hello, family. Where should Love be found the most? Should it be found on the basketball court with your friends? Or at an art class? Love should be found the most among followers of Christ! Where ever we are, and whomever we come in contact with should feel the love of God emitting from us! When a non-believer comes into our presence, they should not feel rejected or pushed out! No matter how long we are in contact with them they should walk away feeling that there was something different about us. Love should definitely be found in the places we gather on Sunday to worship God and receive the word. All too often I have heard stories of People coming to find love and hope in a church only to be pushed away by the people in the church because of what they have done or how they look. I am not saying this is in every church, but it does happen when it should not happen. “And you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength. The second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself. No other commandment is greater than these.” (Mark 12:30-31 NLT)

Much Love & God Bless

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Music to Listen to:  Casting Crowns – She Is Running

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