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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

Devotions

When I Hold The Flag

Lucy Hemmingway
Lucy Hemmingway

Please as Sunday, is the anniversary of 9 -11, listen to the video that our dear friend Lucy wrote and recorded.
This inspirational song was written and performed by Lucy Hemingway of New Life Baptist Church in Hope Mills, NC. It was inspired by an article written in the Paraglide Military Newspaper about a soldier who was killed in Afghanistan. The story featured one of the soldiers daughters Ashlyn Rodgers holding an American flag as she stated “When I hold the flag, I feel like I’m holding my daddy.” Her daddy Chief Warrant Officer 2, Joshua Rodgers served his county and gave his life for our Freedom. This video is dedicated to all of the brave men and women of the United States military and their families. Thank you for all of the many great sacrifices you give to keep our country free. May God continue to bless America.

Joe and I had lunch with a very close and dear friend today. Lucy and I attended the same church over 20 years ago. As Lucy said today, “God has bought our family and hers back together for this Season of Revival. Lucy was playing the piano by ear at the age of three, taught by her mother. Her early years were devoted to County Music which led to a regular TV appearance and her first record. At the age of 30, Lucy Hemingway gave her life to the Lord and was delivered from alcohol and depression. Since then her music has been dedicated to God’s service. She has ministered in countless churches, TV shows, schools, weddings, birthday parties, and practically every venue. She has written over 700 songs, a dozen cantatas, and is working on her second book. Lucy is currently signed with Ephesus Records as an artist and House of Burgess Music Publishing as a writer. She has lifted God through her music at Billy Graham Convention, appearances on Niteline, 700 Club, PTL Grand Hotel, and her songs have been recorded by several National Artists. One I love is The Blood Covers It All recorded by The Greenes.

I will tell you this, that Lucy wants no praise and honor. She gives all Praise and Honor to her Father God.

All Copyrights and First Rights belong to Lucy Hemingway Ministries

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Devotions

Father God Renew My Strenght

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Father God Renew My Strength
Author: Pastor Pat Aman

I am not sure where the last few days or week has gone, but, I seem to be a week ahead.

Yesterday Ms. Gwen a friend of mine at church had to set me straight. She reminded me that it was still August.

I think when this happens is when we (-I-) need to slow down and take a reality break. I know that if I do not take a God and me time, that I will find myself weak, and just making the motions and not truly living a fulfill life as God wants me to live.

I must stop and remember where my strength comes from.

“The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭28:7‬ ‭KJV‬‬

I cannot truly praise God and rejoice in life if my heart is not totally trusting in what God wants and has for me to do. And if I do not ask for new strength daily, I become weak.

If I really want to live a victorious life promised, I must learn faith in God and His abilities. This is a difficult task when I get to busy to stop and ask God for direction.

True strength must start and end with God. It is the power and strength that comes from God that carries us on. As children of God we need to surrender to the strength that God provides and His strength is made perfect in our weakness. It is not your strength that is needed but the strength that Our Heavenly Father that He offers us everyday.

I want to ask you a simple question, are you ready to be renewed by the everlasting strength from your Father God?????

I know I am!

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

What is Character?

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I am now working on The Devotional Book, Coffee With Pat.

My family says it is time to get all my writing published. They feel that it will help people in their daily walk as well as help with the ones that are using and reprinting my materials without permission.

I think it is our daughters way of making us use our minds to help keep us sharp, young and on our toes.

I am going back and pulling devotions that I have written through the years. I hope you do not mine me sharing some past devotions with you.

God Bless each of you,
Pat Aman

What is Character?
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Proverbs 22: 1
“A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favor rather than silver and gold.”

God has made us to have external characteristic and internal characteristics. The external things are those part of us that everyone can see. They are the outside part of us, how tall we are, what we look like, how good we are at music or sports or art, how well we do in our schoolwork and many other areas that others see about us. Most people place the most importance on these external things. They are very concerned about what they wear and if they have “name brand” clothing or not. They are concerned about the style and cut of their hair, about the style and cut of their hair. Many times even the brand of tennis shoes that they wear is of great importance.

It is not wrong to look sharp and wear stylish things. It is not wrong to do well in school. It is not wrong to want to do our best in football or basketball or make the cheerleading squad. These are good things to desire. But they are not the most important things about us. Part of growing up and becoming a mature man or woman is really knowing what is important and what is not important.

The really important part of you is the internal part called your character. The reason this is important is that sooner or later, what you are really like on the inside will show on the outside. If you are a liar and think you can get away with it, soon you will lie often; and you will be found out, and your character will show you for what you are. If you have much pride in some ability, soon others will notice your pride and will not want to acknowledge the ability God’s has given you.
They will not care how good you are at something, for they will not want to be around you. But if you work on your character, it will show through your life and make those external things even better.

For example, if you are a giving and caring person from your heart, others around will be happy for you when something good happens to you. If you are self-centered and only think of yourself, others will not be happy and glad for you when something good happens.

The reason that people sometimes do not have friends is because their inner character is not pretty or smart. What we are on the inside will sooner or later always show to others.

Just remind yourself of what is really important. Stop and think of ten bad attitudes, and then think of ten good attitudes. After you think about these attitudes it will be obvious which attitudes are of God and which are of the flesh. If we are to grown in our character and “Be conformed to the image of Jesus” by the Holy Spirit working in us, we must remember some very important things.

We must desire to be like Jesus and consciously choose to “walk in the spirit”.

We must recognize that from time to time we will “fall back” and choose to give in to the desires of the flesh. We must not be discouraged by this but use those times to determine that we have an even greater desire to be like Jesus.

When we do give in to the desires of the flesh, we must realize that we have sinned and confess our sin to God. He promises in I John 1: 9 that if we confess our sins to Him, He will “forgive us and cleanse us from all unrighteousness”

After we have received forgiveness, we need to ask God to fill us with His Spirit and Guide us in the way we should go.

If we are conscious of these things, we can be sure that God will be at work making us more and more like Jesus. We will want of live a life that we will be filled with love for others, and with peace and joy in our hearts, longsuffering and patience when things do not go our way, gentleness and goodness in our attitudes toward others and faithfulness when God wants to use us to do something good. When we have these things, we will not have to suffer guilt, anger, rebellion and all those other attitudes and feelings that continually hurt us and others. We will be free to be all God wants us to be.

When we read the story of Noah, we read that the people in Noah’s time were living in the flesh and did not desire to seek after God. It was not long before God destroyed them all, for their hearts were sinful and wicked. Noah and his family were not perfect, but God say in Genesis 6:8 that “Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord”

Noah is a good example for all of us. God does not expect us to be perfect, but He does want us to learn to walk in the Spirit and to desire to become like Jesus. When this is our desire, He promises to bless us in many ways. One of God’s promises to Noah was that He would never again destroy the earth with a flood. But God does tell us many times that if we continue to walk in the flesh which is sin, and have no desire to learn to walk like Jesus, there will be consequences in our lives that are not good. Just as your parents might give you consequences of punishment for misbehavior, so does God warn us of consequences of allowing ungodly character to be a part of our lives. Think now about your character. What is there about your character do you need to change? What are the good things about your character?

Read the verses below and they will help you answer the two questions above.

Proverbs 6:16-19
16 These six things the LORD hates, Yes, seven are an abomination to Him:
17 A proud look, A lying tongue,
Hands that shed innocent blood,
18 A heart that devises wicked plans, Feet that are swift in running to evil,19 A false witness who speaks lies, And one who sows discord among brethren.

Proverbs 10:12 Hatred stirs up strife, But love covers all sins.

Proverbs 11:2 When pride comes, then comes shame; But with the humble is wisdom.

Proverbs 12:A good man obtains favor from the LORD, But a man of wicked intentions He will condemn.

Proverbs 15:29The LORD is far from the wicked, But He hears the prayer of the righteous.

Proverbs 19:23 The fear of the LORD leads to life, And he who has it will abide in satisfaction; He will not be visited with evil.

Proverbs 28:13-14
13 He who covers his sins will not prosper, But whoever confesses and forsakes them will have mercy. 14 Happy is the man who is always reverent, But he who hardens his heart will fall into calamity.

Blessings, 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

(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.”
Unless otherwise stated, all content in this devotional is © 1996 through 2016 by Coffee With Pat, and the Respected Authors

Devotions

Reach Out and Touch The Hem of His Coat

“The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; My God, my strength, in whom I will trust; My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. I will call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised; So shall I be saved from my enemies.”

Psalms 18:2-3

Luke 8:43-48
43 And a woman having an issue of blood twelve years, which had spent all her living upon physicians, neither could be healed of any,

44 Came behind him, and touched the border of his garment: and immediately her issue of blood stanched.

45 And Jesus said, Who touched me? When all denied, Peter and they that were with him said, Master, the multitude throng thee and press thee, and sayest thou, Who touched me?

46 And Jesus said, Somebody hath touched me: for I perceive that virtue is gone out of me.

47 And when the woman saw that she was not hid, she came trembling, and falling down before him, she declared unto him before all the people for what cause she had touched him, and how she was healed immediately.

48 And he said unto her, Daughter, be of good comfort: thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace.

WOW! This women had been unclean for 12 years, as in Jewish law she could not be seen in public or have contact with anyone.

Her family and friends who knew of her illness would run from her. Even shut the door in her face, if she went to visit them. She couldn’t go anywhere.

Think about this for a little while, hummm, she could not go to church, the grocery store, or even to a gathering with her friends.

She had went to all types of doctors, and tried all the medicines and home remedies she could learn about, but nothing helped her.

Then one day she heard of this man from Galilee. A man name Jesus who was touching people and they were being set free from sickness and delivered from evil spirits. See, the word of Jesus healing has spread all over Galilee. Mark 5:27

She starting planning her secret trip into town. She began wondering, how can I cover myself that no one will recognize me?

She had set her heart on just getting close enough to touch His coat and she knew she would be healed. She was determine to find him and be healed.

The day finally arrive and she prepared herself for her private and secret trip to town.

When she arrived in town she saw his boat coming towards shore and she slowly moved her way thru the crowd.

To reach Jesus she must push and shove her way between people when openings occur. She is weak; her strength is drained, and yet she will not give up. She must reach Jesus, and so she continues to force her weak body through the crowd until she reached Jesus.

See, she had decided in her heart, “If I just touch his clothes, I will be healed” (Mark 5:28).

She doesn’t want to meet him or talk to him. She is too scared and ashamed of her illness, and perhaps even afraid that Jesus are his followers and maybe even someone in the crowd of people would fuss at her. Send her back home to continue to hide and be by herself. She knew she must do this without bringing attention to herself. But she must touch him. She must.

Elbowing Her Way to Touch the Master’s Clothing (8:44)

“She came up behind him and touched the edge of his cloak, and immediately her bleeding stopped” (Luke 8:44).

Jesus said, Who touched me? When all denied, Peter and they that were with him said, Master, the multitude throng thee and press thee, and sayest thou, Who touched me?

46 And Jesus said, Somebody hath touched me: for I perceive that virtue is gone out of me.

47 And when the woman saw that she was not hid, she came trembling, and falling down before him, she declared unto him before all the people for what cause she had touched him, and how she was healed immediately.

48 And he said unto her, Daughter, be of good comfort: thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace.

NOW, friends, are you ready for Jesus to say to you, ” Son/Daughter, be of good comfort: thy faith hath whole.

If you have dealt with sin, sickness, demons of depression are anything else, give it to Jesus.

Right now, reach out and touch the hem of His garment and be made whole.

God is still in the miracle working business.

He is waiting just for you.

If you need prayer I will be glad to pray for you. My hours of operation is 24/7. So contact me anytime.

You Can email me from the prayer request link of this site.

 

Blessings, Prayers and Love,
Pastor Pat Aman

August 3, 2016
http://coffeewithpat.org
Devotion Written By: Pastor Pat Aman Book ©1989/1996/2009/16 “Coffee With Pat Daily Devotions.

Devotions

It’s Begginning To Rain

“Then after I have poured out my rains again, I will pour out my Spirit upon all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy. Your old men will dream dreams. Your young men will see visions. In those days, I will pour out my Spirit even on servants, men and women alike.” Joel 2:28-29
The Latter Rain.

Praise God, it is beginning to rain. Are you ready for the latter rain. Get ready children of God. Yes, it is beginning to rain.
God is pouring His spirit on all who is prepared and ready to receive.

I truly believe the winds of the Holy Spirit are changing direction. The Holy Spirit is pouring the latter rains into the lives of all that are truly seeking God and God’s will for their lives and churches everywhere.

God is calling His chosen people, and He is cleaning house, preparing for the latter rain to fall.

For those of us who have believe, and have marched the 7th time, and stood fast, we are going to see the latter rain fall.

Just remember just the smallest cloud can produce the largest rain.

I am ready!

ARE YOU READY???

Blessings, Love, and Prayers,
Pastor Pat Aman

July 28, 2016
http://coffeewithpat.org
Devotion Written By: Pastor Pat Aman Book © 1996/2009/16 “Coffee With Pat Daily Devotions.

Then Elijah said to Ahab, “Go up, eat and drink; for there is the sound of abundance of rain.” So Ahab went up to eat and drink. And Elijah went up to the top of Carmel; then he bowed down on the ground, and put his face between his knees, and said to his servant, “Go up now, look toward the sea.” So he went up and looked, and said, “ There is nothing.” And seven times he said, “Go again.” Then it came to pass the seventh time, that he said, “There is a cloud, as small as a man’s hand, rising out of the sea!” So he said, “Go up, say to Ahab, ‘Prepare your chariot, and go down before the rain stops you.’ ” Now it happened in the meantime that the sky became black with clouds and wind, and there was a heavy rain. So Ahab rode away and went to Jezreel. (I Kings 18:41-45 NKJV)

It’s Beginning To Rain (William & Gloria Gaither/Aaron Wilburn)

It’s beginning to rain rain rain hear the voice of the father
Saying whosoever will come and drink from the water
I will pour out my spirit on my sons and my daughters
If you’re thirsty and dry lift you hands to the sky
It’s beginning to rain

It’s beginning to rain rain rain hear the voice of the father
Saying whosoever will come and drink from the water
I will pour out my spirit on my sons and my daughters
If you’re thirsty and dry lift you hands to the sky
It’s beginning to rain
It’s beginning to rain let the spirit direct you
To peace and to love where no hatred can stand
And the joy of Christ refreshes your soul

It’s beginning to rain let the spirit direct you
To peace and to love where no hatred can stand
And the joy of Christ refreshes your soul

It’s beginning to rain rain rain hear the voice of the father
Saying whosoever will come and drink from the water
I will pour out my spirit on my sons and my daughters
If you’re thirsty and dry lift you hands to the sky
It’s beginning to rain

Copyright 1979 Gaither Music/First Monday Music(ASCAP)
From the “Ever Call Ready” LP Maranatha Music 1985
Leadon/Hillman/Perkins/Mansfield/Scheff

Devotions

Are You Broken?

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“Who has believed our report? And to whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed? For He shall grow up before Him as a tender plant, And as a root out of dry ground. He has no form or comeliness; And when we see Him, There is no beauty that we should desire Him. He is despised and rejected by men, A Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief. And we hid, as it were, our faces from Him; He was despised, and we did not esteem Him. Surely He has borne our griefs And carried our sorrows; Yet we esteemed Him stricken, Smitten by God, and afflicted. But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; We have turned, every one, to his own way; And the LORD has laid on Him the iniquity of us all. He was oppressed and He was afflicted, Yet He opened not His mouth; He was led as a lamb to the slaughter, And as a sheep before its shearers is silent, So He opened not His mouth. He was taken from prison and from judgment, And who will declare His generation? For He was cut off from the land of the living; For the transgressions of My people He was stricken. And they made His grave with the wicked— But with the rich at His death, Because He had done no violence, Nor was any deceit in His mouth. Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise Him; He has put Him to grief. When You make His soul an offering for sin, He shall see His seed, He shall prolong His days, And the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in His hand. He shall see the labor of His soul, and be satisfied. By His knowledge My righteous Servant shall justify many, For He shall bear their iniquities. Therefore I will divide Him a portion with the great, And He shall divide the spoil with the strong, Because He poured out His soul unto death, And He was numbered with the transgressors, And He bore the sin of many, And made intercession for the transgressors.”
Isaiah 53:1-12 NKJV

The above scriptures makes me stop and think of the world when Jesus came to earth, and the world now. Look at all the brokenness of mankind.

But, Jesus came into this world to save us from all our sins, transgressions, griefs and infirmities, our brokenness.

The Hebrew word translated griefs (or infirmities) means physical sickness and disease. The one for sorrows means physical and mental pain, anguish, grief, and sorrow .

All of this was taken from us and placed upon Jesus.

He was punished to bring us peace with God through salvation, by His blood.

And by His wounds we are healed, physically, spiritually, mentally, and socially.

The world is broken. But, as we kneel down and ask for forgiveness of our sins, God will restore us back as His children.

God gave His Son Jesus, so all His children could be saved from all their brokenness.

So, today, kneel down and look up to your Father God. He is ready to rebuild and restore.

God takes broken people and makes beautiful people.

Blessings, Love, and Prayers,
Pastor Pat Aman

August 1, 2016
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Devotion Written By: Pastor Pat Aman Book © 1989/1996/2009/16 “Coffee With Pat Daily Devotions.

Devotions

Walk By Faith, Not By Sight

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2 Corinthians 5:7 – We are to walk by FAITH and not by sight.

WOW! So, powerful few words that were ever written in God’s Word.

Please read all the scriptures in the devotion below. You can read the entire scpritures in John chapter 11. I will add important life facts at the end.

I even think of Mary and Martha when Jesus delayed and Lazarus was put in the grave. They wondered why Jesus tarried. Even to the point, that when Jesus arrived, Martha said, ” Lord, if You had been here, my brother would not have died. But even now I know that whatever You ask of God, God will give You.”

But, still when Jesus told her, “Your brother will rise again.”
She still questioned Jesus. And it says, “Jesus Wept.”

Jesus did not wept because Lazarus was dead, He wept because of their unbelief, their lack of faith.

And Jesus could not do a thing until Martha and Mary gave Him permission to show them that He was the resurrection and the life.

When Jesus said, “Remove the stone.” They said, Lord by this time there is a stench for he has been dead four days.”

Jesus said to them, “:Did I not say to you that if you would believe you would see the glory of God?”

Then they took the stone away and Jesus said, “Father, I thank You that You have heard Me. And I know that You always hear Me. but because of the people who are standing by I said this, that they may believe that You sent Me.”

And we know the end of the story. Lazarus came forth! And Jesus said, “Loose him, and let him go.”

I, Myself, have had such a great burden in the passed year or so. I have prayed and not understood at times why things were going the way they were in areas of our lives.

I myself, had concerned so much that it was getting to me, and my health, but still I prayed.

But, a few weeks ago I told God, “Father God, you have to take care of this situation. I place it totally in Your hands. Father God give wisdom, knowledge, comprehension and commonsense where it is needed. Father God, I today turn it completely over to you.”

Friends, I can say that tonight, I will rest soundly. Tonight I do not have a heavy heart anymore. For God answered my prayers and others as they were needed in His timing  not mine. And friends, God is always on time, even if it seems four days late.

So, tonight I Praise God for His answered prayers and blessing. I am singing praising to Him and Him alone.

For today, I learned and remembered the scripture, we must walk by faith and not by sight.

Blessings, Love, and Prayers,
Pastor Pat Aman

July 18, 2016
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Devotion Written By: Pastor Pat Aman Book © 1996/2009/16 “Coffee With Pat Daily Devotions

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Let’s Get Our Act Together

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Let’s Get Our Acts Together
Written By: Pastor Pat Aman
July 7, 2016

“if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”
II Chronicles 7:14

It is so sad tonight to see what had happen in Dallas, Texas. 11 officers were shot. 5 of them died. 1 civilian was also shot.
Also, sad that two lives were already taken earlier this week in Louisiana and Minnesota.

America is killing America

I will tell you now, I have faced this personally. I have dealt with racism first hand.

I will tell you now, I have faced this personally. As I, and many throughout the USA were going to begin school with all creeds, nationalities and colors my school was burnt to the ground.

In 1968 the phone rung at 5:00am, and I answered to the voice saying look at your window.

As I did I saw red flames and black smoke coming from the school I had attended since the 4th grade. I would of been entering the 9th grade that very morning.

I went to my parents bedroom and awoke them with the news.

This became a very long and hard year for our small town.

Our town became a target to be burnt down.

We had National Guard and The Military base surrounding our town to protect us from buses load of people coming into our town to kill and burn it down.

This just brings to memory what a high official of the Russia government said about America.

I have this quote below.

Church stop fighting, gossiping, and letting jealousy bring our churches down. Our churches have got so busy with business and playing church, instead of sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Instead of acting like the world, let’s get our act together, and repent and ask God to come back into our churches and our nation.

The prophets prophesy falsely. Jeremiah 14:14 says that they lie in my name. I sent them not, neither did I command them.

The word of God says in the book of Matthew that these are the days of sorrow and vengeance.

Fires destroy homes, and land kills people. Bridges fall in and kill. Tornadoes kill and destroy homes. Hurricanes destroy and kill. Floods all over the world destroy homes and kill. Droughts destroy and kill livestock and grain. Wars kill many of our young men.

Amos in the Old Testament says, “Seek me and ye shall live.”

I know you are saying, Pastor Pat, are you blaming the church? NO! But I am blaming Christians including myself for letting our freedoms and rights be taken away from us.

I am blaming Christians including myself for letting prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance for be taking out of our schools.

WHY? Because we have sit back and warmed the pew too long, instead of warming our knees at the alter.

Our country was established on Christians standards and beliefs and only we as Christians can take the responsibility for them being taken away.

So, just maybe instead of going to church this Sunday, listening to another message, then going home, eating and taking a nap, we need to go and tarry around the alter until we break through Heavens gates straight to the heart of God. God does say, “If my people…!”

A Russian leader said years ago that America will destroy herself within, not with war or by war.

“We will take America without firing a shot … we will bury you!

“We can’t expect the American people to jump from capitalism to communism, but we can assist their elected leaders in giving them small doses of socialism, until they awaken one day to find that they have communism.

“We do not have to invade the United States, we will destroy you from within.”

This is a quote attributed to the late Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev.

Sounds like a wise man, a modern day Nostradamus — and also a man who helped Stalin murder hundreds of thousands of political opponents in Russia.

I know everyone who intends to vote already has choosen their candidate. I beg you to keep in mind that freedoms we have enjoyed in the past are being taken from us a little at a time, just as Khrushchev predicted.
I think its time to turn this country around, starting now, on our knees.

Blessings, Love, and Prayers,
Pastor Pat Aman

July 7, 2016
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Devotion Written By: Pastor Pat Aman Book © 1996/2009/16 “Coffee With Pat Daily Devotions