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Walk Beside God

Walk Beside God
Author: Pat Aman

And the LORD, he it is that doth go before thee; he will be with thee, he will not fail thee, neither forsake thee: fear not, neither be dismaued. Deuteronomy 31:8

I learned at a young age, that if my parents and I went somewhere that if I stayed close to them and I did not walk away they protected and watched over me. They directed me and I learned lessons of safety and protection and it helped to me stay out of trouble. If I started to turn and go in a different direction, they would call me back. When I listened and obeyed, I knew I was safe.

This in turn taught me fast that when I am walking with someone that obviously I am not going to walk in opposite directions. If I walk in a different direction I can’t listen to them, I can’t enjoy them, I cannot share things with them, and I won’t be able to understand them.

This is the way it is when we walk with the Lord, our will is going to align with His will. Since we are walking side by side with Him our focus will be on Him.

When we are constantly walking with someone we are going to understand them better than we ever did. We are going to know their heart. Walking with God is not just a time in the prayer and Bible study, it’s a lifestyle that we can only obtain through Jesus Christ. It is an intimate relationship with our Heavenly Father.

As God has me on a new venture. God has told me what I need to do, but, as humans even myself, I still want to hold on to some things and not let God take the lead.

But God is trying to show me, that part of the time is over, and new ministry has begun. It is time to walk on new ground. Healing ground. Restoration ground.

God is using my gift of writing poetry, devotions and books as my new venture.

Even though He had to sit me down hard, to the place of trials, hurt, anger and then nubbiest so I could listen to Him, and to put right in front of my face something very special and important in the gifts He wants me to use.

So, as I finally listened and obey in other words walked in the direction God has for me, a door has begun to open fast.

Below are three great quotes by the great men.
“Those who walk with God, always reach their destination.” – Henry Ford

“If I walk with the world, I can’t walk with God.” – Dwight L. Moody

“God’s mighty power comes when God’s people learn to walk with God.” – Jack Hyles

Maybe today, God had talked to you. Maybe He has asked you to make a move in a new direction.
All I can say, if He has, listen and be obedient. For God will never fail you. And when one door shuts, a bigger door opens.

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


The Three Trees

1 Samuel 12:24 – Only fear the LORD, and serve him in truth with all your heart: for consider how great [things] he hath done for you.
Colossians 3:23-24 – And whatsoever ye do, do [it] heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; (Read More…)
1 Corinthians 15:58 – Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.
Romans 12:1 – I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, [which is] your reasonable service.
2 Corinthians 9:7 – Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, [so let him give]; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.

The Three Trees
Author: Unknown

Once there were three trees on a hill in the woods. They were discussing
their hopes and dreams when the first tree said, ‘Someday I hope to be a
treasure chest. I could be filled with gold, silver and precious gems. I
could be decorated with intricate carving and everyone would see the

Then the second tree said, ‘Someday I will be a mighty ship. I will take
Kings and queens across the waters and sail to the corners of the world.
Everyone will feel safe in me because of the strength of my hull.’

Finally the third tree said, ‘I want to grow to be the tallest and straightest Tree in the forest. People will see me on top of the hill and
look up to my branches, and think of the heavens and God and how close to
them I am reaching. I will be the greatest tree of all time and people
will always remember me.’

After a few years of praying that their dreams would come true, a group of
woodsmen came upon the trees. When one came to the first tree he said,
‘This looks like a strong tree, I think I should be able to sell the wood
to a carpenter, ‘and he began cutting it down. The tree was happy, because
he knew that the carpenter would make him into a treasure chest.

At the second tree the woodsman said, ‘This looks like a strong tree. I
should be able to sell it to the shipyard.’ The second tree was happy
Because he knew he was on his way to becoming a mighty ship.

When the woodsmen came upon the third tree, the tree was frightened
because he knew that if they cut him down, his dreams would not come true.
One of the woodsmen said, ‘I don’t need any special wood quality from my
tree, I’ll take this one,’ and he cut it down.

When the first tree arrived at the carpenters, he was made into a feed box for animals. He was then placed in a barn and filled with hay. This was
not at all what he had prayed for.

The second tree was cut and made into a small fishing boat. His dreams of
being a mighty ship and carrying kings had come to an end.

The third tree was cut into large timber and left in a pile of lumber, alone in the dark…his dreams of being the tallest tree, reaching toward
heaven were gone.

The years went by, and the trees forgot about their dreams.

Then one day, a man and woman came to the barn, she gave birth and they
placed the baby in the hay in the feed box that was made from the first
tree. The man wished that he could have made a crib for the baby, but this
manger would have to do. The tree could feel the importance of this event
and knew that it had held the greatest treasure of all time.

Years later, a group of men got in the fishing boat made from the second
tree. One of them was tired and went to sleep. While they were out on the
water, a great storm arose and the tree didn’t think it was strong enough
to keep the men safe. The men woke the sleeping man, and He stood and said ‘Peace’ and the storm stopped. At this time, the tree knew that it had
carried the King of Kings in its boat.

Finally, someone came and got the third tree. It was carried through the
streets as the people mocked the man who was carrying it. When they came
to a stop, the man was nailed to the tree and raised in the air to die at
the top of a hill. When Sunday came, the tree came to realize that it was
strong enough to stand at the top of the hill and be as close to God as
was possible, because Jesus had been crucified on it.

The moral of this story is that when things don’t seem to be going your
way, always know that God has a plan for you. If you place your trust in
Him, God will give you great gifts.

Each of the trees got what they wanted, just not in the way they had

We don’t always know what God’s plans are for us. We just know that His
Ways are not our ways, but His ways are always

Devotion Written or Posted By: Pastor Pat Aman Book “Coffee With Pat Daily
Study Notes: The New King James Bible

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Blessing, Love and Prayers,

Pastor Pat


The Poinsettia

I receive the most beautiful pink Christmas Cactus from our precious family and grandchildren. And it is full of blooms. I went straight to the Farmer Almanac to see how to take care of it. And I even got to FT my sister Ruby who grows them beautifully and asked her what I needed to do. To me this gift is one that will last for years, if water with care, and loved with sunshine. It is one I will remember my precious loving family each time it blooms. I love a Christmas Cactus, and I love Christmas Poinsettias

Author: Unknown

A charming story is told of Pepita, a poor Mexican girl who had no gift to present the Christ Child at Christmas Eve Services. As Pepita walked slowly to the chapel with her cousin Pedro, her heart was filled with sadness rather than joy.

“I am sure, Pepita, that even the most humble gift, if given in love, will be acceptable in His eye.” said Pedro.

Not knowing what else to do. Pepita knelt by the roadside and gathered a handful of common weeds, fashioning them into a small bouquet. Looking at the scraggly bunch of weeds, she felt more saddened and embarrassed than ever by the the humbleness of her offering. She fought back a tear as she entered the small village chapel.

As she approached the alter, she remembered Pedro’s kind words: “Even the most humble gift, if given in love, will be acceptable in His eyes.” She felt her spirit lift as she knelt to lay the bouquet at the foot of the nativity scene.

Suddenly, the bouquet of weeds burst into blooms of brilliant red, and all who saw them were certain that they had witnessed a Christmas miracle right before their eyes.

From that day on, the bright red flowers were known as the Flores de Noche Buena, or Flowers of the Holy Night, for they bloomed each year during the Christmas season.

Today, the common name for this plant is the poinsettia!


The poinsettia is a plant from Mexico. It is known for its red and green foliage. Mostly used around Christmas for floral displays. Also known as the Christmas Even Flower. The star like leaf pattern was said to resemble the Star of Bethlehem (Christmas Star). The red color is to symbolize the blood of Jesus Christ and His crucifixion on the cross.