Morning Coffee 6/29/17 Unconditional Love? PT1

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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 10/26/16 Give Your Eyes

Read Matthew 9:35-38

36 But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd. 37 Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly [is] plenteous, but the labourers [are] few; – Matthew 9:36-37 KJV

Hello family, I am writing to you with hurting heart. I met a young man in a My little pony fan artist group I’m in on social media. We struck up conversation and exchanged art work. one of my works that i shared was christian themed. He replied “you’er a christian?” I said yes. There was a long pause before his next message. He replied “I used to be a christian but not any more.”

At that moment my heart began to ache. i asked what happened he replied “I fell in love with a guy.” The ache in my heart grew. Our conversation continued. Before he signed off he said, “I know what the bible says about homosexuality i know its wrong but I’m in love with this guy. It’s too late for me.” I replied its not too late as long as you are breathing it is not to late!

God had out paths cross for a reason God, had me join this fan club for a purposes much deeper than the sharing enjoyment of a carton with others. Since i have been in this group i have stared a christian version of the group and it is steadily growing as God sees fit.

God has destined us to met certain people, He wants to use us too draw the people to Him. But if we are not seeing this world if we are not seeing the people around us with God’s eyes we will miss the opportunity to be used by God. Ask God to give you His eye so you can see every broken heart.

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Much Love & God Bless

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Morning Coffee 12/7/15 Fear and Faith

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7 For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline. – 

Hello family, i get inspirational text messages. They have been a blessing to me.  A few days ago one text message struck me in an odd way. The text message read “The bible says perfect love cast out fear it didn’t say perfect faith. So yes you can be in faith and feel fear.” Normally i would read the text and move on if it was not for me. But it kept stirring in my sprit.

When we are about to take a leap of faith that God has moved us to take we will feel fear. But we cannot allow that feeling or thought to stay and take root. The bible clearly tells us not to fear. In multiple psalms David wrote about being afraid but then he turned around from that fear and acknowledged and praised the awesome mighty all powerful Heavenly father he serves. “4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou [art] with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. – Psalm 23:4 KJV”

We put our faith in God our father, we put our faith in His commands, we put our faith in these 66 books that he spoke into existence using a vast range of people to put ink to paper. Now God is love (perfect love) and “perfect love cast out fear”. God our heavenly father loves us, He is jealous for us! He gave His one and only son for us! We then put our faith in Him, knowing that no matter what situation arises in our life we do not need to fear! Kick fear to the curb because  if allowed to stay it will hinder you. God (your heavenly father) loves you and he will take better care of you than you can take care of your self! YOU HAVE NOTHING TO FEAR, GOD LOVES YOU!!!!!

Much Love & God Bless

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Morning Coffee Revisited: 10/29/14 The God Element: Love!

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“If I gave everything I have to the poor and even sacrificed my body, I could boast about it;  but if I didn’t love others, I would have gained nothing. Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud  or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged.  It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out.  Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance. Prophecy and speaking in unknown languages  and special knowledge will become useless. But love will last forever! (1 Corinthians 14:3-8 NLT)

 

Hello Family! We are finishing up the God element series. We know that God is Our ultimate source, we know that God is omniscient (all knowing). We know our God is omnipresent (present everywhere at the same time) We our God is Omnipotent (all powerful) But above all that our God is LOVE! “Dear friends, let us continue to love one another, for love comes from God. Anyone who loves is a child of God and knows God.  But anyone who does not love does not know God, for God is love. God showed how much he loved us by sending his one and only Son into the world so that we might have eternal life through him.  This is real love—not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as a sacrifice to take away our sins.” (1 John 4:7-10 NLT)

Tell me when was the last time God reminded you of a past wrong you did? When has God told you I’m done with you, you are worthless! When was the last time God forced you to do what He wanted? When has He rejoiced in your pain? The answer is never! As I think back over my own life, I see the times only God was there to help, the times when I gave up on myself God was there to pick me up and push me forward. The times I sinned against him, even if it was a repeated sin. He never pointed a finger at me and said see, that’s what you get or I told you so! Yes, He bought His correction on me, but that correction was not condemning. That correction pushed me closer to Him! God is everything described in Corinthians 14:3-8.

If God did not love us, we would not be here, we would not experience the grace and mercy that has been and continues to be showered on us! If He did not love us He would not bring correction when we do wrong. We would not feel any conviction when we sinned. But since he dose Love us, we do feel His conviction when we do wrong, we do receive His correction that pushes us away from sin and closer to Him.

As Paul said in the opening scripture, he can give all he has to the poor and sacrifice his body if there is no love it will be for nothing. God sent His only son to be a sacrifice for our sins out of His Love for us. God brings correction out of his love for us! All that God does for us is based  from Love.

Now here is where you and I apply it! When someone offends you for the hundredth time, forgive them and don’t hold it over their head. Don’t get puffed up in yourself because you are not all that. Don’t give up on that lost friend or family member keep praying for them, keep showing them the love of God when you see them. Let’s do our best to act out of LOVE and not our flesh! If we don’t have LOVE, we don’t know God Because God is Love!

 

Much Love & God Bless

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Morning Coffee Revisited: 4/21/15 Receive His Love!

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“Once we, too, were foolish and disobedient. We were misled and became slaves to many lusts and pleasures. Our lives were full of evil and envy, and we hated each other. But When God our Savior revealed his kindness and love, he saved us, not because of the righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He washed away our sins, giving us a new birth and new life through the Holy Spirit. He generously poured out the Spirit upon us through Jesus Christ our Savior. Because of his grace he declared us righteous and gave us confidence that we will inherit eternal life.” (Titus 3:3-7 NLT)

Hello family, God Loves You! I put it in bold because It’s is something I needed to know and Receive! Over the past few days, I have allowed the enemy to keep my focus on the negative, on the things that I am not doing, the things I failed to do each day. I had allowed the lies to take root. God had been showing signs and messages that He loved me and that he was proud of the progress I had made. But I did not see that all I saw was the failure. I had set a standard in my mind that if I didn’t do a set amount of work that God was not pleased with me. God does not base His love on the amount of work I do or how good I do it. If it was we all be in deep trouble. We are going to have bad days, bad weeks, and even bad months. We can’t allow the lies of the enemy to condemns and make us feel defeated. We are not defeated so get up brush off the dust and know God Loves you! Just open your arms and heart and receive His Love God will never stop loving you! He is rooting for you in the smallest good thing you do for Him and He is proud of you! Receive His Love!

Much Love & God Bless

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Music to Listen to:  Hillsong United – Oceans (Where Feet May Fail) Acoustic

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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

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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

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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!

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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.

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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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