Monthly Archives: January 2019

Devotions Uncategorized

For Such A Time As This…

For Such a Time as This  Author: Pat Aman/1998

It is often easy for us to read too much into a situation. It is equally easy to miss God’s hand right in front of your face working in your, or my, life.  Being at peace with God, not struggling or chaffing against the yoke He has made for you will help make you more aware of the still small voice of the Spirit speaking to you, or me. 

Esther 4:13-17 Then Mordecai told them to reply to Esther, “Do not imagine that you in the king’s palace can escape any more than all the Jews. 14″For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance will arise for the Jews from another place and you and your father’s house will perish. And who knows whether you have not attained royalty for such a time as this?” 15 Then Esther told them to reply to Mordecai, 16 “Go, assemble all the Jews who are found in Susa, and fast for me; do not eat or drink for three days, night or day. I and my maidens also will fast in the same way. And thus I will go in to the king, which is not according to the law; and if I perish, I perish.” 17 So Mordecai went away and did just as Esther had commanded him. (NAS) 

Esther is Queen of the Empire.  She had been taken from the home of her Uncle Modecai as a young lady to the court of the King.  She had cried and lamented, and wondered why God had abandoned her.  Slowly, God must have shown her that she was not alone.  She found favor with the man in charge of preparing the ladies to meet the King. He orchestrated things for her, with God holding the strings to be sure. And then she finally met this heathen King, and found him to be interesting, if not charming. She was invited back, and ‘found favor with the King’. In other words, he fell in love with her, and she with him. It was probably the last thing that she expected. Then Haman’s wretched plan to destroy the nation of Israel was put into action, and Esther found herself paralyzed with confusion and fear. It was then that her Uncle once again came with a dose of reality to shake her from her inaction. We need friends like this, who are willing to get in our faces and rattle us when it needs to be done. Modecai saw the hand of God in the life of Esther when he uttered, “And who knows whether you have not attained royalty for such a time as this?” God holds individuals and nations in His hands. He moves them carefully so that those who are watching can see His hand at work. 

Esther 5:1-3 Now it came about on the third day that Esther put on herroyal robes and stood in the inner court of the king’s palace in front of the king’s rooms, and the king was sitting on his royal throne in the throne room, opposite the entrance to the palace. 2 And it happened when the king saw Esther the queen standing in the court, she obtained favor in his sight; and the king extended to Esther the golden scepter which was in his hand. So Esther came near and touched the top of the scepter. 3 Then the king said to her, “What is troubling you, Queen Esther? And what is your request? Even to half of thekingdom it will be given to you.” (NAS) 

It is not unthinkable that Esther had not seen the King for some time. She may have even wondered if she had fallen out of favor with him. To enter the Throne Room unbidden was to literally invite death. Esther had asked for prayer and fasting to prepare for the moment when the doors to the Throne Room opened and she walked through the door. She knelt as soon as she was clear of the doorway and waited for the response from the King.When the King extended the scepter, he had spared her life.  His response was very tender. He may have felt badly that he had not shown her enough attention lately with all the duties of running the kingdom. He was willing to grant her request up to half of his kingdom. This would have literally made this woman his equal. To say that she had found favor with the king would be to say that the Atlantic Ocean is a lot of water. 

The rest of the story is a set of twisting ironies that end up with Haman hung on the gallows he had built for Mordecai. Mordecai was remembered by the King who was trying to be bored to sleep by having the King’s Chronicles read to him. Esther’s nationality had remained unknown to both the King and Haman, until the telling moment when Haman was undone in his own jealousy while expecting to be promoted in political power. But the hand of God is seen over and over again as the exiled nation of Israel is saved when there was no human recourse. I have seen in Biblical stories, my own life and even the news, how God allows all other resources to be exhausted, that then He quietly steps in to direct the course of a individual or a nation. In those times, only He can lay claim to the honor and glory of the moment. 

Are you struggling today? Caught in between a rock and a hard place? Stop, take a breath and look around.  Look for the hand of God leading you and orchestrating the events around you.  Who knows, but that you have been lead to right where you are, for such a time as this. 

Blessings, Love, and Prayers, 


(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 © 1996/2019 “Coffee With Pat Daily Devotionals” & “Christian Faith Publishing Company-Meadsville, Pennsylvania 

Study Notes: The New King James Bible


Tongue of Bitter Taste

Tongue of  Bitter Taste

Author: Pat Aman

Do you notice the bitter is at the back of the tongue? Could that be because bitterness is hard to swallow?

James 3:6 And the tongue is a fire, the very world of iniquity; the tongueis set among our members as that which defiles the entire body, and sets on fire the course of our life, and is set on fire by hell. 

I have heard this story below several times, and recently came upon it again while reading this weekend. It reminds us about our ability to find faults in others that are really matters of small import. We are prone to find the speck in others eyes when we have a log in our own eye. It seems among Christians graciousness is often a virtue that is little practiced. But we are to be gracious people. This little anecdote is a helpful little lesson. 

The man in this story is Dr. Gill (1697-1771), one of the great heroes of the Baptist tradition. One person commented on his understanding of divine grace by saying of him, “Certainly no man has treated that momentous subject, the system of divine grace, in all its branches more closely, judiciously, and successfully.” The bands that are mentioned in this story are things that would have been added to his robe to indicate his learning and status as a pastor. 

“A very zealous professor of religion, in one of the non-conformist churches, went to Dr. Gill, and told him she had something against him, and that she considered it her duty to reprove him. “Well, my good lady,” said the Doctor, “what is the difficulty?” “Why, Sir, I think your bands are too long.” “Ah! do you?” said he. “I have never thought anything about it: I will get a pair of scissors, and will thank you to cut off as much as you think best.” 

She replied, “I hope you will not be offended?” “Not at all,–not at all,”said the Doctor. Without much ceremony, she folded, and cut off quite a large piece of the bands. “Are you now satisfied? Look again, and see: perhaps you had better cut off a little more while you are about it, and be satisfied.” “I do not know but I had. I think they are still very long,” replied the lady; and she cut off a second piece, saying, “There, I think that will do.” 

“Well, my friend,” said the Doctor, “I must now tell you I have somethingagainst you.” “Have you, Sir,” she exclaimed: “what is it?” 

“I think your tongue is rather too long; and you had better let me cut off a piece of it!” 

We all, sometimes, have long tongues. In fact, it might be a greatadvantage to us if we could, to some extent silence ourselves. Many Christians do not take to heart the passage in James 3 that we started with today. The passage in James is a little longer than the one verse quoted. The section that concerns this topic is covered in verses 5-8 of chapter 3. These are stern warnings for us today. May the Lord lead us to use this powerful part of the body in a manner that is pleasing to Him. 

“Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out andremove all doubt.” Abraham Lincoln 

Devotion Written By: Pastor Pat Aman  Book © 1996/2019 “Coffee With Pat Daily Devotionals” & “Christian Faith Publishers”

Study Notes: The New King James Bible

Devotions Uncategorized

“I Will Make Music With My Soul”

“I Will Make Music With My Soul”

Author: Pat Aman

So many churches seem to have the biggest concern over music. Churches have fallen apart over the music. 

I think we sometimes forget that satan was in charge of the music in Heaven. And he had taken what should be praises to God, and destroyed many churches.

First, I want to say, “until we as children of God learn to have an intimate relationship with our Heavenly Father, in worship, praise, prayer and Bible study, we will never be able to worship God fully, whatever the type of music we have in our church services.”

As children of Our Heavenly Father, we better learn to give honor and praise to Him now on earth. See, when we get to Heaven, we will be praising Him day and night,for out all eternity. 

(Psalm 108: 1- 5)1.My heart is steadfast, O God; I will sing and make music with all my soul. 2. Awake, harp and lyre! I will awaken the dawn. 3. I will praise you, O LORD, among the nations;  I will sing of you among the peoples.  4. For great is your love, higher than the heavens; your faithfulness reaches to the skies. 5. Be exalted, O God, above the heavens, and let your glory be over all the earth.

Worship the Lord, means to ascribe worth to something or someone thought speech and conduct. Worship addresses God directly, expressing reverence for His nature, character attributes, and power, and grateful praise for all He is and does.

To Praise the Lord means to speak well of God with exuberance andenthusiasm to others and/or to Him because of what He has done. “Praise the Lord!” (Hebrew Hallelujah!) is a command to extol God’s virtues and exalt His because of His mighty acts. A praise gathering is a celebration of God’s mighty power and purpose.

Worship the Lord with all your heart and mind. Rehearse His attributesconsciously. Recount that how  who God is affects you and is changing you. Avoid worshiping mindlessly or by rote or becoming passive in worship. Give yourself your whole heart. Employ singing, both with the spirit and with the understanding, using speaking, bowing, kneeling, dancing, corporate applause and instrumental music to enhance expression of worship.

Praise God with a loud and enthusiastic voice. Clap your hands and shout joyfully to the Lord. Participate in processions of praise. Speak and sing praise to God. Involve such physical expressions as raising hands,dancing, applause, and kneeling.

Discipline yourself to praise God for every benefit He provides. Bedisciplined to corporate praise. Be careful to submit to leadership in praise services, not letting praise degenerate into fleshly enthusiasm.

The psalmists calls for constant verbal expression of heartfelt gratitude to God for all of His benefits and gifts to man.

Give thanks to God, first of all, for who He is. Give thanks to God for all that He has given you. Give thanks to God for His loving-kindness and mercy. Give thanks to God for His protection. Give thanks to God for His guidance. Give thanks to God for His mighty act. Give thanks to God than His purposes will prevail.

Then we must Proclaim God goodness. As one of their major themes, the psalmists call God’s people to declare openly His goodness, loving-kindness, and mercy to them and to the nations.

Proclaim God’s love, mercy, and forgiveness to all of Israel. Proclaim God’s truth and justice in all the nations. Proclaim His righteousness.

Proclaim His mighty acts. Proclaim His salvation, day after day.

In other words we daily need to Praise God for all that He has done and will continue to do for us. We must not just praise Him in the good times, but praise Him in the bad times. 

I have learned that Praising God no matter what my circumstances has made a good situation better and a bad situation seem to go away, or at least has made it easier to bear.

So, I ask you the question, what is stopping you from Praising God?  

I love the song “I Exalt Thee.”  I have included the words below.

I exalt Thee, I exalt Thee

I exalt Thee, O Lord 

I exalt Thee, I exalt Thee

I exalt Thee, O Lord 

For Thou, O Lord, art high above all the earth. Thou art exalted far above all gods  For Thou, O Lord, art high above all the earth Thou art exalted far above all gods. 

And I exalt Thee, I exalt Thee

I exalt Thee, O Lord 

I exalt Thee, I exalt Thee

I exalt Thee, O Lord 

Written By: Pastor Pat Aman

Study Notes: The New King James Bible

Blessing, Love and Prayers,

Pastor Pat

Devotion Written By: Pastor Pat Aman  Book © 1996/2019 “Coffee With Pat and Christian Faith Publishing Company

Cannot be copied or reprinted without permission.

Devotions Uncategorized

Be Kind and Compassionate

Be Kind and Compassionate…

Author: Pat Aman

“When you can truly forgive someone who has hurt you for no reason at all, God smiles.” Pastor Pat Aman

Have you ever been so surprisingly hurt by someone, that you had thoughts of getting even. This is not the way God would have it done.

(Romans 12: 17-18) “Do not repay anyone evil for evil,” “Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everybody. If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.”

I have found out by personal experience that you can be hurt badly by someone out of the blue. They will just go off on you for no reason at all. And the sad thing is people who call themselves Christians are sometimes the first to judge their brother and sister in Christ. They will read or hear something and they quickly set their on judgmental opinion up without ever reaching out to find the truth out on what may have been said

or done to their fellow Christian. They just start gossiping without seeking the truth.

I have also found out that people who are like that, are people who are hurting inside. They have been hurt so bad, that they do not know how to love anyone,  just vent their hurt by hurting others.

It is sad when this happens. All we can do is pray for the person, that God will heal their hurt and attitudes.

Let us discuss the reason for not getting even. First of all just knowing that the Lord forbids our taking revenge should be sufficient to keep us from doing it. We want to obey our Lord, whether or not we understand all the reasons for His commands. In this matter, however, the Lord wants us both to obey and to know why.

God doesn’t want us to do evil. The fact that someone else does evil tous doesn’t change that. He wants us to “do what is right,” even if others do what is wrong.

As God sees it, and as we need to see it, the problem when we ‘get even” is that we are doing exactly that. The other person has sunk to a low level, and we are getting down there with him. If our enemy were destitute, would we want to lose our assets too and get even? If he were sick, would we want to lose our health and get even? Of course not. Then if he has done evil, why should we lose our integrity by getting even?

God says in effect, “Don’t get even; come up higher.” He wants us to be better people.

When we respond to God’s command and forsake revenge, we save both ourselves and others a lot of grief.

As Scripture says, “If you keep on biting and devouring each other, watch out or you will be destroyed by each other.” (Galatians 5:15)

Devotions Uncategorized

Bounded By Strands…

Coffee With Pat

Bounded By Strands 

Author: Pat Aman

Once again I want to take a very familiar passage and try to gain new insight by applying the passage to our lives today. Isn’t it awesome that
the bible was written thousands of years ago, yet remains so relevant for us today! Heb 13:8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and
forever. Amen. 

Lets look at the story of the rich young ruler from the perspective of both Christ calling for acceptance of Him as our Savior and mostly Christ
calling us to full devotion to Him. Mark 10:17 17 As Jesus started on his way, a man ran up to him and fell on his knees before him. “Good teacher,”
he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?” Notice the attitude of the rich young ruler. He ran to Jesus. The ruler did not with arrogance call Jesus to him. Then the man fell on his knees. This is a clear sign of reverence for Christ. The title “Good” refers to God, as only God is good.
Lastly the man who had all the wealth anyone could possibly want acknowledges that he is lacking the most important wealth. That wealth is
the security of eternal life in heaven. He was sincerely seeking Christ.

But, as you know, Christ demands full devotion. Tells the man to sell all and follow Him. Christ knew that the man’s wealth was interfering with
full devotion to Christ. Sadly the man chose his earthly wealth over eternal wealth. Mark 10:25 25 It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God. I want to take the liberty here of stretching the Greek translation of camel to the word cable. I do this only to illustrate a point and certainly not to re-write the Bible. ; )

Picture in your mind a cable or rope. Notice how the cable is strands of small cords tightly bound together. Each overlapping the other to form a
large cable. A single simple strand could pass through the eye of a needle if all the excess ones were removed. 

My question to you is this. What is binding you today? What is keeping you from becoming a more fully devoted follower of Christ? What excess cords do you need to remove? Is your life like a cable with strands of past sins? Past hurts? Past broken relationships? Past sorrows or regrets? How about present worldly desires? Are these strands binding you? Are they strangling you to the point of not being able to pass through the eye of the needle to full devotion to Christ? 

Join me today and start unraveling the bondage of the past as well as present worldly desires. Pull away each piece and lay them at the cross. Let God take it. What an wonderful thought, giving it all to God. Who can better handle it than Him? 

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. 

(Nehemiah 8:10)
“The Joy Of The Lord, Is Your Stenght. (Proverbs 17:22)
“A Merry Heart Does Good, Like Medicine, But A Broken Spirit Dries The Bones.” 


Forgiveness-Part 2

Coffee With Pat

Forgiveness – Part 2

Written By: Pat Aman

I want to share a Part 2, to last nights devotion. My testimony and opinions were long, so I want to share with you, now from my study Bible.

The following is directly quoted from the Study Bible.

**Lack of forgiveness blocks access to the kingdom and to its marvelous power. Quote:,Pat Aman”

Matthew 6:5-15, 

5.”And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to praystanding in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by men. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full.

6. But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to yourFather, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. 

7. And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they thinkthey will be heard because of their many words.

8. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him. 

9. “This, then, is how you should pray: 

  ” ‘Our Father in heaven, 

  hallowed be your name, 

10. your kingdom come, 

  your will be done 

     on earth as it is in heaven. 

11. Give us today our daily bread. 

12. Forgive us our debts, 

     as we also have forgiven our debtors. 

13. And lead us not into temptation, 

  but deliver us from the evil one.[a

14. For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. 

15. But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgiveyour sins.

Mark 11:22-26

22. “Have faith in God,” Jesus answered. 

23. “I tell you the truth, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throwyourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart but believes that what he says will happen, it will be done for him. 

24. Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that youhave received it, and it will be yours.

25. And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone,forgive him, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins.”

The first person you probably have not forgiven is yourself. More people lack forgiveness toward themselves than toward anybody else. They are unwilling to forgive themselves and to recognize that God say,

“As far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us” (Psalm 103:12)

If you are a believer, He has already cleansed your conscience from dead-works so that you might serve the living God.

Hebrews 9:14 

14.How much more, then, will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself unblemished to God, cleanse our consciences from acts that lead to death, so that we may serve the living God!

God cleans us for service in order not to leave us with the guilt of past sin.

21. That should be dead, buried, and forgotten.

“If our heart does not condemn us,” the Bible says, “we have confidencetoward God.” (I John 3:21)

Obviously, we cannot have continuing sin in our lives and expect-forgiveness. We have to be free from ongoing conscious sin and rebellion against God. But if we are walking in the light, and walking in forgiveness, the blood of Jesus Christ is continuously cleansing us from all sin. 

(I John 1:7)

7. But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowshipwith one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.

The second person we have to forgive, if we have bitterness, is GodHimself. There are people who blame God because a child died, because a husband ran away, because they have been sick, because they have not had enough money. Consciously or unconsciously they think all of these things are God’s fault.  There is deep-seated resentment; yet you cannot be resentful toward God and experience kingdom power flowing in your life; you have to rid yourself of any bitterness toward God. That may take some soul-searching. Yu must ask yourself, “Am I blaming God for my situation?

The third person you may have to forgive is a member of your family.

You have to get rid of resentment, especially toward those closet to you. The husbands, the wives, the children, and the parents, all must be forgiven when slights and resentments have built up in family situation.

Many people say, “Well, I didn’t think that counted. I thought that was just a family matter.” All lack of forgiveness has to be eliminated, especially toward every family member.

Finally, there has to be forgiveness for anybody else who has everdone anything against you. It may be that your resentment is justified.

The person may have done a very evil, terrible thing to you. You may have every legal and intellectual right to hold a grudge and to hate that person. But if you want to see kingdom life and power flow in your life, it is absolutely imperative that you forgive.

Forgive them to the point where you actually feel yourself cleansed of resentment and bitterness and are actually praying for them. If you do not, the lack of forgiveness will make it impossible for God’s power to be released to and in you. The miracle life depends 100 percent on your relationship to God the Father. That relationship is built strictly on the strength of His forgiveness of your sin.

Forgiveness is the key. Other sins can be present, and if your heart condemns you for something else, then of course you do not have confidence before God. But it is lack of forgiveness that often comes between people and God.**

Blessings, Prayers, and Love,

Joyfully, In The Master’s Service,

Pat Aman

Scriptures: The New International Bible

**Devotion Quoted Directly from: The Nelson New King James Bible**

Devotions Uncategorized

Forgiveness-Part 1

Coffee With Pat
Written By: Pat Aman

Well, let’s get started. I myself, have been hurt, by people that I loved and cared for. I have now made it through, crossed over to be free, because I have choosen to forgive them. I hope that I can share with you, what you need to do, to make it through.

I know that in reading the devotion below you are saying, ” I know all of this” but, you still may feel that you cannot forgive someone.  If this is the circumstances, the first thing you need to do, is ask God to give you the will to forgive. He will do it. I do not have a problem with forgiving.  As a matter of fact I have forgiven  persons whom have hurt and told lies against me.  I have even tried to reconcile with them. Even to the point of calling and saying Merry Christmas, and or etc.

But, there is an old saying hurt me once shame on you, hurt me twice, shame on me. 

Reconciliation does not mean you have to keep going  back, again and again, or put yourself in a position to be hurt again, over and over. 

Let’s say, every time you went to the State Fair, you ate a lot of junk food, then got a ride that turned you upside down, and you became sick. Don’t you think that after a while  you would catch on. If I do this, I will face these circumstances.

To be reconcile, is just to say, listen, I know what has happen, and I forgive you. If I have done anything to you please forgive me.I wish you
the best, and now  I have done my part. I made the step of faith. Now it is in God’s hands. That  is all God expects you to do. When you have forgiven the person and tried to reconcile with them, it is then up to God. 

God knows that there are some people who refused to be reconciled with. But that is between them and God. You just do you part, because  I know that God also knows the circumstances, and does not want us to continue to be hurt. 

I know that not only myself, but you have gone through things that were just not right.  I know that also you may feel anger, and resentment,
but you have to let it go.

Do not get caught up and trapped in the past. Do not dwell on the things and disappointments of the past. 

I know that you are saying, “but I cannot forget, Pat, you just do not know how bad it hurt me.” 

Friend, our life does sometimes pass before us. We remember the good and the bad. Some times we even dwell on the bad things over and over again.
You have to stop that now. Every time satan tries to bring the past up, tell him to get lost. You need to focus on the good things of life that God has for you. If you have done wrong, ask God to forgive you. When you do Praise God, He does not remember the bad in your life anymore, so why should you. The devil can only tell you lies, so stop listening to him.  

One of the scriptures that God took me too, really helped me to understand, that I must forget the past, so I could reach forward to the goal God has planned for me.

Philippians 3:12-16
12. Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me.
13. Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, 
14. I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. 
15. Therefore let us, as many as are mature, have this mind; and if in anything you think otherwise, God will reveal even this to you. 
16. Nevertheless, to the degree that we have already attained, let us walk by the same rule, let us be of the same mind. 

I know that with the last few years of many surgeries, if I had not let go, I would not be here today. I could have let bitterness take control, but God and I had a long talk, and He told me,”Pat, for your spiritual and emotional health, you have to let it go. If you do not, you will not get well, and you will stay in bondage of unforgiveness and resentment. It will rule you and destroy you. You must not try to correct the situation. I will take care of it. You are my child, and I will make sure things are straighten out, and I will take care of those who have hurt you. You just forgive them,love them in Me, and bless them, and turn them over to me. See, Pat, I know who you
are, and the people who know you also, knows who you are, so do not worry about your reputation. It stands high in my book. And Pat, look at what happen to my Son, Jesus. He was lied on, accused wrongly,  and hurt, but He knew that He had to go through it, so you would not be in bondage to hurt and unforgiveness.”

WOW!, when God talks to you, you better listen. Thank God I did. 

Matthew 5:43-45    
43. “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ 44. But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and
persecute you, 45. that you may be sons of your Father in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.

Matthew 18:21-22,21. Then Peter came to Him and said, “Lord, how often shall my brother sin
against me, and I forgive him? Up to seven times?” 
22. Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven.  I know what you are saying,”Pat do you know how many times the same
person has hurt me?” 

Yes, I been there, done that, and have a sweat shirt to show for it. It seems like it has been for me the same person over and over again. 

But that does not matter.  We still have to forgive them over and over again. Not for their good, but for our spiritual and emotional health.  We have to remember that they may be taking it out on us because they are in a bondage of hurt and disappointments.  That is the reason God says, “For them, and pray for them.”

Matthew 5:23 -24,
23. Therefore if you bring your gift to the altar, and there remember that your brother has something against you, 
24. leave your gift there before the altar, and go your way. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift.

Matthew 6:14-1514 “For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will
also forgive you. 15 But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.


We all want to be in Heaven together, Praising God, giving Him all the glory and honor He deserves.

Do not let unforgiveness keep you from entering Heaven. It will not be worth it.  Let God control your circumstances. Let God make a difference in your life.

Forgive and let God take care of all the rest.

Blessings, Prayers, and Love,

Joyfully, In The Master’s Service,

Pat Aman

Scriptures: The Nelson New King James Version

Devotions Uncategorized

God Guides-He Provides

Monday morning, and for a few days, I will have eight paws and two shadows following me around…. I am doggy sitting for our youngest daughter. Our Cali is usually right under me, but today she and Rosie are watching my every move…💜🐾💜🐾💜🐾💜🐾💜

Let Faith Works Come Alive In You
Author: Pat Aman…

(Haggai 2:23) says, “ In that day, says the Lord of hosts, I will take you, Zerubbabel, My servant the son of Shealtiel, says the Lord and will make you like a signet ring, for I have chosen you, says the Lord of Hosts.”

Zerubbabel was precious to God. God gave the example of a signet ring, because a signet ring represented an article of special value to its owner.

Zerubbabel’s name remains recorded for all to see as a sign of the special place granted him by God, for he is listed in the genealogies of our Lord Jesus. Zerubbabel let the Holy Spirit bring Faith’s works alive in him. He sought God and trusted God to provide for all his needs. He made God a priority in his life.

We must as Zerubbabel trust God and not our own wants and wishes.

I asked you this, which I know you have heard before, “want to see God laugh, tell Him your agenda.” Our agenda is not always God agenda for our lives. And I will tell you now, I prefer God’s agenda over mine. With God’s showing me the way I will never fall flat on my face, but with me doing anything my way, I will definitely fall on my face right into the middle of a cow pasture, just where a cow has been walking around and probably taking care of some business. I have found out that when we are not following God’s direction for our lives we will be having to face then same old stuff and going through the same things, over and over again. I do not know about you, but I got tired of going through. I was ready to cross over Jordon River and stop daggling my feet in the water.

I learned how to let Faith Works come alive in my life. So today I am telling you that you need to have faith to know that God knows what He is doing. He never fails. We need to remember we are God’s children and precious to God. He cares for us and wants His best for us. Not our best, but His best. We need to let Faith Works come alive in us.

The challenge to faith is the same in every generation; seek first the things of God and trust Him to provide the daily necessities of life. The glorification of any work we pursue comes by the presence of God in it. God calls us to commit what we are, what we have and all that we do to Him. Make the work of God a priority, both with your time and with your money. Understand that it is the presence of Jesus that produces glory. Choose to believe and reckon as true that we turn from selfish ambition and personal agenda to focus on advancing God’s kingdom, He will bless us toward that end.

Devotions Uncategorized

Greater Works

Coffee With Pat

Author: Pat Aman

(St John 14:13-14) says, “And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.  If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.”

What a wonderful promise Jesus gave to us. The purpose of the Christian’s power of attorney, it glorifies God to answer all prayers and save, heal, and bless all men spiritually and materially.  But He cannot do so unless they ask in faith, nothing wavering. Please read Hebrews 11:6, James 1:5-8

and Mark 11:22-24.

The “21” reasons for greater works are:

1.   Satan is cast out                     

(John 12:31)

2.   Satan’s defeat on the cross       

(Colossians 2:14-17) and (1 Peter 2:24)

3.   Completed redemption    

(John 19:30) and (1 Peter 1:10-12

4.   Spirit baptism which could not be given until Jesus was glorified. 

(John 7:37-39 and )(Acts 1: 4-8)

5.   Christ intercession for believers  (Romans 8:34) and (Hebrews 7:25)

6.   His restored glory                  

(John 17:5)

7.   High priesthood of Christ (Hebrews 4: 14-16)

8.   Headship of

(Ephesians 1:20-23)

9.   All authority given to Christ to give to believers

(Matthew 28:18-20) and (John 14: 12-15)

10. Completed victory over death, hell and the grave

(Hebrews 2:14-15) and (Revelations 1:18)

11. His headship of the church (Ephesians 1: 20-23) and (Colossians 1: 16-18)

12. Making of the New Covenant benefits based upon better promises and confirmed by greater powers. 

(Matthews 26:28), (2 Corinthians 3: 6-15), (Hebrews 2:1-2), (Mark 16:

15-20) and (Luke 24:49)

13. Fullness of grace now possible in Christ 

( John 1:17) and (Colossians 2:10)

14. Full salvation glory that was to follow the sufferings

(1 Peter 1: 10-12) and (Hebrews 2:1-4)

15. Entrance into the holiest by every believer now possible

(Hebrews 10: 19-38) and (Ephesians 2: 14-18)

16. Time for God to bless both Jew and Gentiles alike

(Ephesians 2: 12-18) and (Ephesians 3: 1-11)

17. Time to send men with full authority and power like God sent Christ. 

(John 17:18, and 20:21)

18. Time for each believer to receive all the gifts and fruit of the Spirit, which they could only receive in part in the Old Testament. 

(John 7: 37-39), (Matthew 17: 20) and (Mark (;23)

19.Time of no limitations in Christ, in the Spirit, and in the full benefits of the gospel promises.

(Matthew 17:20), (Mark 9:23), (John 15:7), (2 Corinthians 1:20) and (2 Peter 1: 1-12)

20. Time for the universality of the program of God in blessing all

nations. Believers would be carrying out the full program of the gospel in

world wide works of power even in a greater degree and kind than that of

Christ, depending upon the needs.

(Matthew 28:18-20), (Mark 16: 15- 20), (Luke 24:47-49), (Acts 1: 4-8) and (Genesis 12: 1-3)

21. Because I go to My Father and will not be here to continue My works or do greater ones, I will give My power to My disciples to carry on where I stopped. They will do the greater things that I would have done if I had continued.  I will give them authority and se to it that My work is carried on through them.

(John 14:12)

I hope that you take the time to look up each verse.  Do not just take my

word, but study God’s word.  Christ entrusted us enough to give us His

Power of Attorney.  Now what will you do with it?

Father God, Thank you for entrusting me to continue the great works that You began.  In Jesus Name I Pray. Amen and Amen

Inspired By: The Holy Spirit

Written By: Rev. Pat Aman

Notes on the “21” reasons for greater works came from the “Dake’s Annotated Reference Bible”


New Creature

New Creation

Author: Pat Aman

2 Corinthians 5:17  Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!

When we ask Jesus to come into our hearts and forgive us of our sins, He immediately cleanses us of our sins. We become a new person with new thoughts and actions.

But that does not mean we will not be temped anymore, it just means we now have the power to overcome temptation, by the power of the name of Jesus.

Jesus died on the cross, and shed His blood for us so we could be changed, forgiven, set free and deliver of our sins. Praise God!

As Children of God we must appropriate the fact that God has called us to live for Him. We must avoid any selfishness or personal ambition. We must practice diligence in everything,  and do what is right. Making sure our ethics reflect Jesus Christ in all our conduct.

People must see Jesus in us daily, in all our ways. We must try to live a life of holiness which requires that we live according to God’s standard, not that of the world. 

We must be determine to grow spiritually. Such growth is painful because one undergoes stretching, molding, and refining by the Holy Spirit. 

This is why it is so important to be willing to be shaped by the Holy

Spirit so that people can come to know Jesus through what what see in us.

Because of this we must spend time in God’s presence, in Prayer and Bible Study.

I promise you that you will not regret one second, minute or hour that you

spend time with God. For God Blessings His children and we get a renew spirit, every time we go and spend time with our Heavenly Father.

Just remember to daily keep Jesus in your heart and close to your heart.

There is a poem that I read back in the 70’s. As a matter of fact, my

husband Joe carries a cross in His pocket everyday, since we read this

poem. He does not carry it for show, but just to remind Him of the one who died for him, so that he could have eternal life.

A Cross In My Pocket

Written by Mrs. Verna Mae Thomas of McGehee, Arkansas. 

All Rights Reserved 

Carry a cross in my pocket

A simple reminder to me

Of the fact that I am a Christian

No matter where I may be. 

This little cross is not magic,

Nor is it a good luck charm

It isn’t meant to protect me

From every physical harm.

It’s not for identification

For all the world to see

It’s simply an understanding

Between my Savior and me.

When I put my hand in my pocket

To bring out a coin or a key

The cross is there to remind me

Of the price He paid for me.

It reminds me, too, to be thankful

For my blessings day by day

And to strive to serve Him better

In all that I do and say.

It’s also a daily reminder

Of the peace and comfort I share

With all who know my Master

And give themselves to His care.

So, I carry a cross in my pocket

Reminding no one but me

That Jesus Christ is the Lord of my life. If only I’ll let Him be.

Unless otherwise stated, all content on this site is © 2006 – 2019 of 

Coffee With Pat and Christian Faith Publishers.