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Devotions

Heavens Grocery Store

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God bless each of you today. Have s beautiful, blessed and prosperous day. God loves you.

Matthew 6: 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life? 28 “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin.

“HEAVEN’S GROCERY STORE”

Author: Unknown

As I got a little closer
the door came open wide
And when I came to myself
I was standing inside.

I saw a host of ANGELS.
They were standing everywhere.
One handed me a basket and said,
“My Child shop with care”.

Everything a Christian needed
was in that grocery store.
And all you couldn’t carry,
you could come back the next day for more.

First, I got some PATIENCE:
LOVE was in the same row.
Further down was UNDERSTANDING:
You need that everywhere you go.

I got a box or two of WISDOM,
a bag or two of FAITH.
I just couldn’t miss the HOLY GHOST,
For it was all over the place.

I stopped to get some STRENGTH and COURAGE
To help me run this race.
By then my basket was getting full,
But I remembered I needed some GRACE.

I didn’t forget SALVATION,
For SALVATION was free,
So I tried to get enough of it for me, and have enough left over to share Jesus with all I see.

Then I started up to the counter
To pay my grocery bill,
For I thought I had everything
To do the MASTER’S Will.

As I went up the aisle, I saw PRAYER:
And I just had to put that in,
For I knew when I stepped outside,
I would run into Sin.

PEACE AND JOY were plenty
They were last on the shelf.
SONG and PRAISE were hanging near,
So I just helped myself.

Then I said to the angel,
“Now, how much do I owe?”
He smiled and said,
“Just take them everywhere you go.”

Again, I smiled and said,
“How much do I really owe?”
He smiled again and said,
“MY CHILD, JESUS PAID YOUR BILL
A LONG, LONG TIME AGO.”

Author: Author Unknown

God bless each of you,
Blessings, Love and Prayers,
Pastor Pat Aman

Pastor Pat Aman/©1996/2017
CWPM

Devotions

Respect and Manners

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“Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.”
‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭22:6‬ ‭

“Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honour, especially they who labour in the word and doctrine.”
‭‭1 Timothy‬ ‭5:17‬ ‭

“Thus saith the Lord, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein.”
‭‭Jeremiah‬ ‭6:16

I can tell I have been further south the last couple weeks. WHY? Respect!

It has been so good to hear people of all colors, races and creed say yes, ma’am, no ma’am, bless you and thank you.

I maybe old fashion, but, I require it of our girls, even today.

You never get to old to show respect to your elders.

As a matter of fact, I said thank you sir, to a guy who was in in teens that held a door open for me. You would have thought I had given him a bag of gold with the big smile on his face.

Respect is respect.

Age does not matter.

Respect is a expression of love and honor.

If we show respect, we will receive respects.

We must not only teach our children manners, but, they must see us showing good manners.

Children will do as they see.

God bless each of you,
Blessings, Love and Prayers,
Pastor Pat Aman

Pastor Pat Aman/©1996/2017
CWPM

Devotions

Living The Lords Prayer

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Living ” The Lord’s Prayer”
Good Morning, I want you to think about the words of “The Lord’s Prayer.” It is recited in churches every Sunday, but how many people really know what they are saying. Let’s look at this prayer and see what it really means in our lives.
(Luke 11: 1-2) ” And it came to pass that, as he was praying in a certain place, when he ceased, one of his disciples said unto him, Lord teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples. And he said unto them, When ye pray, …….

Read the words below, please.

I cannot say OUR, if my religion has no room for others and their needs.
I cannot say FATHER, if I do not demonstrate this relationship in my daily living.
I cannot say WHO ART IN HEAVEN, if all of my interest and pursuits are in earthly things.
I cannot say HALLOWED BE THY NAME, if I, who am called by his name, am not holy.
I cannot say THY KINGDOM COME, if I am unwilling to give up my own sovereignty and accept
the righteous rein of God.
I cannot say THY WILL BE DONE, if I am unwilling or resentful of having it in my life.
I cannot say ON EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN, unless, I am truly ready to give myself to His Service here and now.
I cannot say GIVE US THIS DAY OUR DAILY BREAD, without expending honest effort for it or by ignoring the genuine needs of my fellow man.
I cannot say FORGIVE US OUR TRESPASSES AS WE FORGIVE THOSE WHO TRESPASS AGAINST US, if I continue to harbor a grudge against anyone.
I cannot say LEAD US NOT INTO TEMPTATION, if I deliberately choose to remain in a situation where I am likely to be tempted.
I cannot say DELIVER US FROM EVIL, if I am not prepared to fight in the spiritual realm with the weapon of prayer.
I cannot say THINE IS THE KINGDOM, if I do not give the King the disciplined obedience of a loyal subject.
I cannot say THINE IS THE POWER, if I fear what my neighbors and friends may say or do.
I cannot say THINE IS THE GLORY, if I am seeking my on glory first.
I cannot say FOREVER AND EVER, if I am too anxious about each days affairs.

WOW! Can you now say the Lord’s Prayer and mean it in your life? I hope this study will help you have a closer walk with God in your prayer life.
Just think of what asking the Lord. Lord thy kingdom come thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven. You are asking God to let His blessings flow in your families life.
Now that you know the meaning of The Lord’s Prayer. Pray excepting a miracle.

Blessings, Love and Prayers,

Pastor Pat Aman

Devotion Written By: Pastor Pat Aman Book © 1996/2017 “Coffee With Pat Daily Devotionals”

Devotions

The Spirit Of Christmas

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“And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.”
‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭13:13‬ ‭

As I walk through the stores either shopping for gifts or groceries, I hummm along with the music playing on the store intercoms.

I smile and say Merry Christmas, and some people smile and greet me back, while others look at me like I must be crazy.

But, if I am crazy, that means I am crazy 365 days a year.

Whether it is Christmas or just a regular day, I try to keep the Spirit of Jesus shining through me 24/7, every day, all year long.

What is the Christmas spirit?
The Christmas Spirit if you ask 10 people what the Christmas spirit is, you’ll probably get 7 to 8 different answers.
1. Decorating
2. Buying gifts
3. Church Programs
4. The Birth of Jesus
5. Family and Friends
6. Stress
7. Shopping
8. Vacation

Going beyond those different answers, there is something, the Christmas spirit, that makes people more selfless, more friendly, more kind, and generally much nicer people at Christmas.

Unfortunately, due to commercialism and other factors, it seems like the transformation the Christmas spirit brought about in years passed has lessened more and more.

What is the definition of Christmas spirit?
You don’t hear that expression to much any more these days, but if you go back more then 30 years when Christmas was still seen as more of a religious celebration and a family thing as well.

Christmas had an element in it where people felt it was a good thing to do to be a little more tolerant of the misdeeds of others, to be a little more charitable. People showed a little extra tolerance and love for each other and even the animals around them.

Today you see very little of that.

Today we treat such sentiments with suspicion and take the inspiration out of it by referring to it as holiday instead. The Christmas spirit was a thing of extra tolerance and love based on the teachings of Jesus Holiday.

This Christmas we need to remember there is a God who loves us, and on Christmas He gave us the ultimate gift. He sent His only son, Jesus, and we celebrate his birth this time of year.

Both during Christmas time and throughout the rest of the year, we deal with stress, like family and relationship problems, health struggles, finanical issues, and more. However, Christmas is a reminder that God cares for us and loves us.

So grab a cup of coffee, hot cocoa, or tea. Sit back, take a deep breathe and inhale the Spirit of God, which is the Spirit of Christmas.

Merry CHRISTmas,
Blessings, Love and Prayers,
Pastor Pat Aman
http://coffeewithpat.org

Also, please know that:

I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with Joy.
Philippians 1: 3-4

I end each message with “My Blessings, Love & Prayers,” I truly mean that, and I pray for each of you every morning and evening.

(Nehemiah 8:10)
“The Joy Of The Lord, Is Your Strength.”

(Proverbs 17:22)
“A Merry Heart Does Good, Like Medicine, But A Broken Spirit Dries The Bones.”

Devotion Written By: Pastor Pat Aman Book © 1996/2016“Coffee With Pat Daily Devotionals”

Devotions

The Candy Cane

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Look at the candy cane, what do you see?

Stripes that are red like the blood shed for me.

White is for my Savior who’s sinless and pure!

“J” is for Jesus,
My Lord, that’s for sure!

Turn it around and a staff you will see, Jesus my shepherd was born for Me!

A humble man wished to use his candy making art

To make a Christmas gift for Christ that came straight from his heart.

First he shaped the candy into a shepherd’s staff, a
“J” To stand for the name of Jesus, who was born on Christmas Day.

He used white stripes to symbolize Jesus’ virgin birth,
And His sinlessness and purity during His time on earth.

Finally, he colored the candy with stripes made out of red,
to represent the scourging and the blood that Jesus shed.

He had created the Candy Cane, to remind us during this season
That Christmas is a sweet gift of love-Jesus is the reason.

May you find God’s sweet love at the heart of your Christmas!”

How sweet are your words to my taste!
Psalm 119:103

Devotions

Women Preachers

What Does The Bible Say About Women Preachers/Evangelist?

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I just laugh when someone asked me about Women Preachers. Just this week I was asked what does the Bible ready say on the subject?

I just made them a copy of post below, then said read, study your Bible and let God show you. What better post to share, it was written by a man.

As for me, I was called at the age of 10 years old to evangelism. I never questioned the call on my life.

God calls us all to be His disciples and share the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the world.

So, I as many men and women will continue to shout to the world about the grace, mercy and salvation that Jesus Christ gave to me.

How about you?

(Nehemiah 8:10)
“The Joy Of The Lord, Is Your Strength.”

(Proverbs 17:22)
“A Merry Heart Does Good, Like Medicine, But A Broken Spirit Dries The Bones.”

Women Ministers
Written By: Pastor Keith A. Smith
Assemblies of God

1. There is not one Scripture in the Bible that forbids women
from preaching, but on the contrary, there are many verses that encourage both men and women to preach the Gospel.

2. The Bible teaches that God is not a respecter of persons, and
He will use any and all who will yield to Him, regardless of race, age, or sex.

Galatians 3:28 – “…neither male nor female…for ye are all one
in Christ Jesus.”

Acts 10:34 – “…God is no respecter of persons….”

Moses said in Numbers 11:29, “Would God that all the Lord’s
people were prophets, and that the Lord would put His spirit upon them!”

The crying need of the hour is for more laborers. It is a trick
of the enemy to try to down rate thousands of our faithful laborers just because they were born females.

3. The Great Commission, Mark 16:15, “Preach the Gospel,” is to
ALL believers, and to all the church of Jesus Christ. The command to “preach the Gospel” is to both male and female.

4. It is an undeniable fact that God has called and anointed
thousands of women to preach the Gospel. The Full Gospel organizations have hundreds of licensed and ordained women who are preaching, teaching, evangelizing, pastoring, and doing mission work with the signs following their
ministry.

God is using them for the salvation of the lost, deliverance from sin,
gifts of the Spirit, and infilling of the Holy Spirit.

The Bible says, “Touch not mine anointed and do my prophets no harm.” And may we be reminded of the Scripture in Acts 5:39, “If it be of God, ye cannot overthrow it; lest haply ye be found even to fight against
God.”

When someone says, “God does not call women to preach,” it is
like saying that God does not baptize with the Holy Spirit today. We know better, because we have witnessed and experienced it with our own ears and eyes.

I would be afraid to condemn women preachers, lest I would be
found to be fighting against God, and to be committing the vile sin of
attributing the works of the Holy Spirit to the devil.

5. Women preachers are a fulfillment of Bible Prophecy and
another sign of Christ’s soon return to earth.
Joel 2:28
28 “And afterward,
I will pour out my Spirit on all people.
Your sons and daughters will prophesy,
your old men will dream dreams,
your young men will see visions. –
Acts 2:17-18
17” ‘In the last days, God says,
I will pour out my Spirit on all people.
Your sons and daughters will prophesy,
your young men will see visions,
your old men will dream dreams.
18Even on my servants, both men and women,
I will pour out my Spirit in those days,
and they will prophesy.

6. The Bible declares that women will prophesy: 1 Cor. 11:5, “For every woman that prayed or prophesied….”

Both the Hebrew (Nebrah), and Greek (Prophet) used for prophetess means (female preacher). (See Young’s Concordance, Pg. 780.)

The word “Prophet” means a public expounder.

The word “Prophesy” means to speak forth, or flow forth. The
Bible says in 1 Cor. 14:3, “But he that prophesied speaketh unto MEN to edification, and exhortation and comfort.”

The dictionary says, prophesy is “to speak under divine
inspiration…to preach.”

Therefore we learn from the original translation, from the Bible interpretation, and from the dictionary, that to prophesy means more than to tell the future, but it is to speak publicly about the past, present, or future. It is to preach under the anointing of the Holy Spirit.

The Old and New Testament prophets and prophetesses were
preachers of God’s Word.

Even if the words prophet and preacher could be separated, how could anyone prophesy to bring exhortation, comfort and edification to the church, if she were forbidden to speak in church and was to keep silent?

Would God inspire and anoint someone to do something that was
wrong and sinful???

* (There is a difference between a prophet, and the gift of
prophecy.)

7. God called and used women preachers in the Old Testament.

a. DEBORAH – Judges 4:4-5. Deborah was a Judge for both civil and criminal cases. The children of Israel came to her for judgment. She was the chief ruler of Israel for 40 years, giving orders to the Generals and all the army. She did the work of an evangelist, prophetess, Judge, and a preacher. God gave her authority over the mighty (Judges 5:13).
Judges 4: 4 – 5
4 Deborah, a prophetess, the wife of Lappidoth, was leading Israel at that time. 5 She held court under the Palm of Deborah between Ramah and Bethel in the hill country of Ephraim, and the Israelites came to her to have their disputes decided.

b. MIRIAM – Exodus 15:20; Numbers 12:1; Micah 6:4. She was a
Prophetess and a Song Leader in Israel.

c. HULDAH – 2 Kings 22:14. Five men went to Sister Huldah and
communed with her. She spoke to a congregation of men concerning the book of the
Law. A female preached to a man’s congregation, and her message was taken to the nation and produced a revival.

d. MAHER-SHALAL-HASH-BAZ’S MOTHER – Isaiah 8:3. She was a
prophetess.

8. God called and used women preachers in the New Testament.

a. The first message of the Resurrection of Christ was spoken by
women to a group of men.

b. Anna – Luke 2:36-38. She must have prophesied in church,
because she did not depart from the temple.

c. Phillip had 4 daughters who prophesied. Acts 21:9.

d. Priscilla assisted Paul in his revival meeting and even taught Apollos in the way of the Lord more perfectly.

e. Phebe – Romans 16:1-2. Paul commended Phebe to the Church at Rome and requested that they assist her in her business. She was one ofPaul’s assistants in the work of the Lord and delivered the Book of Romans to the people from the hand of Paul.

9. There is no sound reason why a woman or man should not preach the Gospel. There is a desperate need in the church for more workers.
Laborers are few, and God will use any and all who will go for Him. Some say God will not use a woman to preach, because “The woman was deceived,” but remember Romans 5:12: “Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world.” It
seems to indicate that Adam was just as guilty as Eve in the fall of man. If anyone should be kept from preaching because of sin, it would be Adam.
But God does not forbid anyone from preaching, because of Adam’s or Eve’s sin.

10. 1 Cor. 14: 34-35
34women should remain silent in the churches. They are not allowed to speak, but must be in submission, as the Law says. 35If they want to inquire about something, they should ask their own husbands at home; for it is disgraceful for a woman to speak in the church. This Scripture does not say anything about women preachers.

If Paul intended this verse as a general rule to bar all women from
speaking in church, then they cannot teach Sunday School, testify, pray, prophesy, sing, or even get saved, and this would contradict the rest of the Bible
(Acts 2:4; Acts 2:16-18).

Paul was rather dealing with a particular problem in the church.
Women were not educated as were the men in that day; therefore the women would talk back and forth to their husbands in church and ask questions concerning the sermon. Paul said, “If they will learn anything, let them ask their husbands at home; for it is a shame for women to speak in the church.”

If they want to talk things over let them wait until they get home. This rule is still good for the church today, where people are talking and causing confusion in the church service. They should not speak in church. (Note: the back of the church either before or after services.)

If a woman cannot speak in church, then she cannot speak in
prayer meeting, young people’s service, etc., for who can deny that Sunday School and Prayer meeting, and Youth work are parts of church? Christ’s Church is not a building, but rather it is found where two or three are gathered together in His name, whether at a street meeting, in a tent, a home, church, classroom or anywhere else.

11. 1 Timothy 2:12 is not a blanket rule for all women of all
churches. If it were, then the women could not speak at all, for the
same verse that tells them not to teach also tells them to be silent.

If all women had to keep silent in church, then that would be
promoting disobedience to God, for they could not prophesy, pray,
testify, sing, exhort, do personal work, or even get saved.

Whenever an interpretation to a verse contradicts the rest of the
teaching of the Bible, we know this interpretation is incorrect, for
the Holy Spirit will never contradict His own Word.

This is the chief verse that is used to oppose women preaching
and yet it says nothing about preaching, nor does it say anything about a public worship or church service. But, on the contrary, this verse is giving instructions to wives as to how they were to conduct themselves in regard to their husband. Paul says in 1 Cor. 14:35, “And if they will LEARN anything, let them ask their husbands at home.” Now he states in 1 Tim. 2:12 that the woman should learn in silence, and should not usurp authority over the man.

Paul is dealing with more of a home problem than a church problem.

This verse still applies to us today. It is wrong for a woman to
usurp authority over her husband (in church, home, or any place else) as was the case in Paul’s day. She should not try to teach him or speak words that would cause discord and confusion, but should rather be silent and in subjection to her husband.

It is also to be understood that if anyone, whether man or woman, is usurping authority over the God-given leadership of the church, she or he is to be silent, and not to teach, or act in such a way that would create discord in the assembly.

12. Some have used Titus 1:6-7, “If any be blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful children…”, but there is a difference between a preacher and a bishop. For I was an Evangelist and now am a Pastor, but I am not a Bishop (Overseer), and most Pastors are not.

If God called a single man with no children to be a Bishop, as
Paul was, surely this verse is not opposed to it, nor would this scripture oppose a woman Bishop if she was called of God for the work, as was Deborah.

What this verse does teach is that a person who is to be a Bishop
must not have two living companions, either husbands or wives.

The Bible often speaks of “man” when it refers to both men and
and women inclusively. The word “mankind” also includes both men and women.

For an example of this word usage see 1 Cor. 13:1 – “Though I speak with the tongues of MEN and angels….” This word “MEN” includes women as well, for we do not have one language for men and another for women.

13. To condemn women preachers and women church workers is a serious offense, because God has stamped His approval on them by His Spirit over and over again, and who is man to fight against the Spirit of God?

To condemn women preachers and women church workers is in a sense to claim they are doing wrong and committing sin…and all those who support them and listen to them are having a part in that sin.

For anyone to do this, he must condemn approximately 99% of all the Spirit-filled believers and the vast majority of all of Christianity.

“Of a truth, I perceive that God is no respecter of persons…”
(Acts 10:34 Then Peter began to speak: “I now realize how true it is that God does not show favoritism).

Blessing, Love and Prayers,
Pastor Pat

Devotion Written By: Pastor Pat Aman Book © 1996/2016″Coffee With Pat Daily Devotionals”
Study Notes: The New King James Bible
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Roll with the Punches
Author: Pat Aman

I know I am not alone when God’s timing seems to not be in line of what I think my timing should be. There are so many times in my life that I have goof up by not waiting on God. I got in a hurry and boy did I pay the price.

Maybe you feel that God is leading you in one direction, but it maybe your own wants and desires and not God’s desire for your life. I will say you will find out fast that God is in control, because he will start allowing obstacles to pop up, and road blocks. He is not stopping you from fulfilling your dream, He is just trying to tell you that the timing may not be right. So, do not fret, just want on God and when you reach your dream it will be bigger than you could have ever realized.

Remember that God is always on time. Just stand still and let Him do His thing.

I know right now as another couple and Joe and I are trying to help get a old rotten, holes in floor trailor ready for a lady, we have tried to get ahead of God. Even maybe went to people with our requests. BUT, God has shown us that He is in charge of this task. He has it under control and He is laying on the hearts of people He wants to help us, and He is blessing them back BIG Time.

We have had people who needs help themselves sow seeds into this project and God is blessing them back 100 fold even before they get home. The calls we are recieving are just amazing.

In the Bible we read of Paul who frustration and trying to do it his way did not work. But God’s did.

In the verse below you will read of one of those times in Pauls life. So, take heed to Pauls frustration and see how God worked it for His glory and not Pauls.

Acts 20:16 For Paul had decided to sail past Ephesus in order that he might not have to spend time in Asia; for he was hurrying to be in Jerusalem, if possible, on the day of Pentecost.
Paul had made it known earlier that he had wanted to be in Jerusalem for the Passover. Here he is obviously still a long journey away and the date is past. He is not wild-eyed with frustration, or crushed under grief or anything in between with the fact that his plans had to be adjusted. He is adjusting them and leaving the outcome to God. He passes by Ephesus. He probably felt that stopping there would be a significant delay, and he was probably right.

But that little clause – if possible – says that Paul knew God was in control. If God had wanted Paul in Jerusalem for the Passover, He would have simply done with Paul as was done with Phillip when Phillip was literally transported to the place where the Etheopean eunuch was passing by in his chariot. Poof! And Paul would have been there for the Passover dinner. Paul was sidestepping attempts on his life during his return trip. It was not clear that he would return at all.

If possible made allowance for God to send Paul to places like Ephesus along with significant delays for the purposes of the Lord. Our schedules can be very important things to us. Preparation for a test or a special event can draw a great deal of our focus. But if God can move Kings and Kingdoms to satisfy His plans, our schedules don’t really stand a chance.

Phil 4:11-13 Not that I speak from want; for I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am. 12 I know how to get along with humble means, and I also know how to live in prosperity; in any and every circumstance I have learned the secret of being filled and going hungry, both of having abundance and suffering need. 13 I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.
Having our plans deviated is frustrating, or it can be. Paul had learned to roll with the punches and let God do with Paul as He needed. He had suffered a few punches – shipwrecked, stoned and left for dead, snakebite by a viper. That sure does put the wrinkle in our schedules into perspective. Try to see the little things that go astray during the day from the perspective that God may be working in your life. Trust Jesus with the little things in your life, and the big things will move into place where He wants them.

SEE, we can face tomorrow for God is in control and He knows what is best for us.

Joyfully, In The Master’s Service
Blessings, Prayers and Love,
Pastor Pat
Pastor Pat Aman/©1996/2016
CWP Ministries

Devotions

Roll with the Punches

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Roll with the Punches
Author: Pat Aman

I know I am not alone when God’s timing seems to not be in line of what I think my timing should be. There are so many times in my life that I have goof up by not waiting on God. I got in a hurry and boy did I pay the price.

Maybe you feel that God is leading you in one direction, but it maybe your own wants and desires and not God’s desire for your life.  I will say you will find out fast that God is in control, because he will start allowing obstacles to pop up, and road blocks.  He is not stopping you from fulfilling your dream, He is just trying to tell you that the timing may not be right. So, do not fret, just want on God and when you reach your dream it will be bigger than you could have ever realized.

Remember that God is always on time. Just stand still and let Him do His thing.

I know right now as another couple and Joe and I are trying to help get a old rotten, holes in floor trailor ready for a lady, we have tried to get ahead of God. Even maybe went to people with our requests. BUT, God has shown us that He is in charge of this task. He has it under control and He is laying on the hearts of people He wants to help us, and He is blessing them back BIG Time.

We have had people who needs help themselves sow seeds into this project and God is blessing them back 100 fold even before they get home. The calls we are recieving are just amazing.

In the Bible we read of Paul who frustration and trying to do it his way did not work. But God’s did.

In the verse below you will read of one of those times in Pauls life. So, take heed to Pauls frustration and see how God worked it for His glory and not Pauls.

Acts 20:16 For Paul had decided to sail past Ephesus in order that he might not have to spend time in Asia; for he was hurrying to be in Jerusalem, if possible, on the day of Pentecost.
Paul had made it known earlier that he had wanted to be in Jerusalem for the Passover. Here he is obviously still a long journey away and the date is past. He is not wild-eyed with frustration, or crushed under grief or anything in between with the fact that his plans had to be adjusted. He is adjusting them and leaving the outcome to God. He passes by Ephesus. He probably felt that stopping there would be a significant delay, and he was probably right.

But that little clause – if possible – says that Paul knew God was in control. If God had wanted Paul in Jerusalem for the Passover, He would have simply done with Paul as was done with Phillip when Phillip was literally transported to the place where the Etheopean eunuch was passing by in his chariot. Poof! And Paul would have been there for the Passover dinner. Paul was sidestepping attempts on his life during his return trip. It was not clear that he would return at all.

If possible made allowance for God to send Paul to places like Ephesus along with significant delays for the purposes of the Lord. Our schedules can be very important things to us. Preparation for a test or a special event can draw a great deal of our focus. But if God can move Kings and Kingdoms to satisfy His plans, our schedules don’t really stand a chance.

Phil 4:11-13 Not that I speak from want; for I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am. 12 I know how to get along with humble means, and I also know how to live in prosperity; in any and every circumstance I have learned the secret of being filled and going hungry, both of having abundance and suffering need. 13 I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.
Having our plans deviated is frustrating, or it can be. Paul had learned to roll with the punches and let God do with Paul as He needed. He had suffered a few punches – shipwrecked, stoned and left for dead, snakebite by a viper. That sure does put the wrinkle in our schedules into perspective. Try to see the little things that go astray during the day from the perspective that God may be working in your life. Trust Jesus with the little things in your life, and the big things will move into place where He wants them.

SEE, we can face tomorrow for God is in control and He knows what is best for us.

Joyfully, In The Master’s Service
Blessings, Prayers and Love,
Pastor Pat
Pastor Pat Aman/©1996/2016
CWP Ministries

Devotions

Change! Why? Because God’s Knows What Is Best For You.

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Change! Why? Because God’s Knows What Is Best For You.
Author: Pastor Pat Aman
10/30/2016

“Now the Lord had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee: And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed. So Abram departed, as the Lord had spoken unto him; and Lot went with him: and Abram was seventy and five years old when he departed out of Haran. And Abram took Sarai his wife, and Lot his brother’s son, and all their substance that they had gathered, and the souls that they had gotten in Haran; and they went forth to go into the land of Canaan; and into the land of Canaan they came.”
‭‭Genesis‬ ‭12:1-5‬ ‭KJV‬‬

WOW! When I think of change, I immediately think of Abraham.

Change!

God told Abraham just to pack up and leave. Leave Family. Leave Friends. Leave his home. Lead his land. Leave everything he has built.

As I see our daughters now grown and on their own, I really have a hard time. They are slowly leaving from under our, or I might say MY, protected wings. I really think it is harder on a mother than a father. Maybe because we protected them and carried them inside of us right next to our hearts. You have heard the old saying, “only a child has heard their mama’s heart from the inside.” So, I now say, “I watch my heart from the outside, when I look at them.

We are so proud of them, but we know we have to let go. We know that God will bring someone special into their lives one day and we will have to share a piece of our and their heart with them.

I pray daily that God will send a sold out man of God into their lives. A man that will have to go through God’s heart to get to their heart.

God has blessed us with a extended family and we are just as protective of them.

We pray for all our children everyday.

Change happens to all of us. But, we need to realize that change even though maybe hard, it is good. Change is God’s way of cleansing us and growing us. If there was not change, then we will become stale. And then we will burn out, rotten and begin to stink.

As Joe and I have been in the ministry 40 years together, we have seen changes.

Some change was very hard. I remember leaving the church we raised our family, and we still have so many good friends there, but, without change, we would have never met so many new and wonderful friends.

We must remember God is always in control. And, the only time when things fall apart is when we go our on way and not God’s.

As long as we keep our heart and eyes in God, we will stay in His will for our lives.

CHANGE! Yes, it can be hard, but if God is in control it is just a new road to walk for Him and His glory.

Change is God’s way of saying, “hey, I got this, now walk through this new door. I have already gone before you and laid the map out. You will not get lost . I will bless you. ”

Blessings, Love and Prayers,
Pastor Pat Aman

Also, please know that:

I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with Joy.
Philippians 1: 3-4

I end each message with “My Blessings, Love & Prayers,” I truly mean that, and I pray for each of you every morning and evening.

Unless otherwise stated, all content on this site is © 1996 – 2016 Coffee With Pat.

Devotions

DETOX

God is calling you to His Table.
God is calling you to His Table.

DETOX
Author: Pastor Pat Aman
September 26, 2016
© 1996/2016 “Coffee With Pat Daily Devotionals”

WOW! DETOX!

WHATTTTTT? NO WAYYYYYY?

Well, yes, way!

The past couple of weeks I have been talking to our youngest daughter about working on becoming healthy. I decided yes, I have lost 114 pounds, but, am I healthy? Not really! I feel weak at times, and my body has some aches and pains that I feel would go away if I ate better.

You maybe wondering why I would talk to our youngest daughter about eating healthy? Answer-because she knows what to do.

She eats a lot of organic foods, and does not drink or put foods into her body that will harm her body. No soda’s diet or regular. There is no, sugar in her house or oils that are not Omega 3’s which is supposed to be the good oils.

Anyway, I asked her what would be a great way to detoxify my body without using harsh chemicals. A natural detoxifier that would not hurt me, but help me. May be something like a 10 day detox that would jump start me into a healthier life style, and I could live a long natural, healthy life.

Of course she went to checking this out for me, and found the answer, but, also agreed to do it with me to help support me. So, here we go yippee hurray.

This weekend we went to visit her and she had a book for me to use to help me succeed. The first thing in the book I was shown that I needed to do was a quantitative assessment for how much change I would need to make, to my body, mind, soul, and spirit. In other words, what I would need to do to get the Toxicity and Inflammation out of my body.

Simple language, I had to get a journal to write in because I would need to list my health imbalance over the next 10 days. I had to be able to compare before, during and after.

Then I had to plan, in which I was reminded that if I went on a trip I would plan the trip, and not just jump into it.

Number one is cleans my cabinets out, or at lest I thought it would be, but, I was wrong.

Number one is Preparation Checklist. Answering questions that I would be committed too.

Number two, was cleaning the cabinets out. Not throwing food away, but putting in another place that would not be so easy to put my hands on.

Number 3, get my shopping list and go to grocery store and only get what is on my list that I needed for at less week one.

A couple of the questions were:
1. I have decided to commit to the program?
2. Can I go without process sugar, and eat natural sugars?
3. Am I dedicated to taking vitamins that I need to take?
4. Have I informed family, close friends; and, as appropriate colleagues that I will be doing this program and would like their support?

By now, you are asking what has any of this to do with a devotional to share with the group.

Well, let me tell you Now!

I drove 3-1/2 hours tonight and thought about this journey I will be starting so I can become healthy. And of course, as usual, I turned it to a Biblical message.

Think about it for just a moment. We sometimes allow so much garbage to enter our mind, body, mind, soul, and spirit that it keeps us from growing as children of God. So just maybe, we need to do a quantitative assessment of our dedication to God, Church, and our Church Family so we can get the Toxicity and Inflammation out of our spiritual walk.

Maybe we need to ask ourselves , what can we do to improve starting right now? What symptoms do we have that keeps us from living a fulfilled and blessed life?

How do we react to our feelings for not only ourselves, but to other people?

What can we do to really take care of our body, mind, spirit and soul?

And what do we need to learn today that we can carry with us the rest of our lives?

Remember question number ONE: We have decided to commit to the program? That means, we have committed to give our total lives over to God to lead, guide and direct us? We are willing to trust God with our life? We are willing to say, “God, you are in total control, show us what you want us to do?

Now looking at question TWO, are we willing to let God remove the sweet sugar things that we like from our life that is keeping us from growing in Him? In other words all sin that we even do not realize we have in our life that may be causing us to be weak and have no strength to fight satan and his demons?

See, we need to be willing to let God remold and make us into the person He wants us to be. Do we have bitterness, unforgiveness, hatred, gossip, and laziness in our life? Do we talk the talk, but, not walk the walk? Are we careful to not let words that are ungodly come out of our mouth?

Then WOW, question number THREE, and will we take time to have an intimate relationship with God? Will we take our daily vitamins of Prayer and Bible Study to help us live a more abundant life? Are we willing say God, we only want to go today where you want us to go, and say only what you want us to say?

Then as question number FOUR states, are we willing to share the good news of Jesus Christ to the world? Have we informed family, close friends; and, as appropriate colleagues that we will be making these changes in our life and would love their support? And inform them that we will allow no negative actions of comments to enter our life circle?

NOW, I asked each of you these same questions. Are you ready to make a change in your life? Are you willing to let God have total control over your mind, body, spirit, soul, and even may be your tongue?

If you say YES, and you are willing, God is waiting for you right now. He is ready to take control over all your problems, concerns, and circumstance, yes, the good, bad and the ugly.

So, right now, bow your head and asked God to clean you up. And remember, you do not have to be clean to come to God. For God, takes broken vessels and makes them into beautiful pieces of art. I promise you that God never makes a mistake, and when He formed you in your mother’s womb, you were made for a reason and a purpose. You just call out to Him, and let Him show you how wonderfully and beautiful you are too Him. Again, just call out to Him and He will make the changes in you that He wants made. He will show you direction. He will give you wisdom, knowledge and understanding for your life.

See, He invented the DETOX program. He let His son Jesus come to earth and died for your sins, that you can live a abundantly blessed, and most important a life eternal with your Heavenly Father in Heaven.

Psalm 51
1 Have mercy on me, O God,
according to your unfailing love;
according to your great compassion
blot out my transgressions.
2 Wash away all my iniquity
and cleanse me from my sin.
3 For I know my transgressions,
and my sin is always before me.
4 Against you, you only, have I sinned
and done what is evil in your sight;
so you are right in your verdict
and justified when you judge.
5 Surely I was sinful at birth,
sinful from the time my mother conceived me.
6 Yet you desired faithfulness even in the womb;
you taught me wisdom in that secret place.
7 Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean;
wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.
8 Let me hear joy and gladness;
let the bones you have crushed rejoice.
9 Hide your face from my sins
and blot out all my iniquity.
10 Create in me a pure heart, O God,
and renew a steadfast spirit within me.
11 Do not cast me from your presence
or take your Holy Spirit from me.
12 Restore to me the joy of your salvation
and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.
13 Then I will teach transgressors your ways,
so that sinners will turn back to you.
14 Deliver me from the guilt of bloodshed, O God,
you who are God my Savior,
and my tongue will sing of your righteousness.
15 Open my lips, Lord,
and my mouth will declare your praise.
16 You do not delight in sacrifice, or I would bring it;
you do not take pleasure in burnt offerings.
17 My sacrifice, O God, is a broken spirit;
a broken and contrite heart
you, God, will not despise.
18 May it please you to prosper Zion,
to build up the walls of Jerusalem.
19 Then you will delight in the sacrifices of the righteous,
in burnt offerings offered whole;
then bulls will be offered on your altar.

Blessings, Love and Prayers,
Pastor Pat Aman

PS: It is 3:30am when I am writing this, so please excuse any grammatical errors. LOL

And I am sure I will have more to write during the next ten days.

Please let me hear from your DETOX, also.

(Nehemiah 8:10)
“The Joy Of The Lord, Is Your Strength.”

(Proverbs 17:22)
“A Merry Heart Does Good, Like Medicine, But A Broken Spirit Dries The Bones.”

Devotion Written By: Pastor Pat Aman Book © 1996/2016 “Coffee With Pat Daily Devotionals”

Bible Verses: The New King James Bible

Devotions

God’s Love

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While in prayer tonight God said to tell someone that He has things in control. Your CT scan and MRI will be normal. No cancer, No stoke, No brain lesions.

He said remember, He made the body to eat natural and healthy. That the preservatives in your food is causing your headaches, problems, dizziness and your pain. No more soft drinks with aspartame. Eat right, exercise and see a miracle. In Jesus Name. Amen

Please contact me and let’s know how you are doing.
God bless you,
Pastor Pat Aman

Gods Love
Author: Pastor Pat Aman
Written: 2003rev2016

Remember God Loves You So Much. You Are His Child. God Will Always Lift His Children Up.

You Are Just His Little Child, Run Into His Arms Now. He Will Hold You And Love You!

Sometimes we seem to go through a period of hurting, struggling, failing, brokenness, a piercing or unrelenting pain, a failure from our past, are maybe so many disappointments we feel that we are all alone. Maybe we just need forgiveness? Even there has been something we have tried to fix that escapes our skill?

Maybe disappointed dreams are our best opportunities to look for hope in God and our future. Have reassurance that you are not alone. Seek God. Kneel in His presence. Let Him take all the confusion, discouragement, weariness away. Put it into God’s To Do Box.

Believe that whatever you need in your life; God cares. Just look to God in everything, and know that you will receive a sweet peace from Him. Just bring it to Jesus and I promise you, He will take care of it.

(Matthew 11:28-29) – “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.”

(John 14:1) Jesus said, “Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me.”

(Isaiah40:29-31) He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”

(Isaiah43:2) “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.”

(Psalm71:20) O, God though you have made me see troubles, many and bitter, you will restore my life again; and from the depths of the earth you will again bring me up.”

If I can help you, please contact me. I will pray for you daily. And know just as God is there for you, so am I.

Blessings, Love and Prayers,
Pastor Pat Aman

Also, please know that:

I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with Joy.
Philippians 1: 3-4

I end each message with “My Blessings, Love & Prayers,” I truly mean that, and I pray for each of you every morning and evening.

Devotion Written By: Pastor Pat Aman Book © 1996/2016 “Coffee With Pat Daily Devotionals”

Bible Verses: The New King James Bible

Devotional Notes: Dake’s Annotated Reference Bible