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Devotions

It Is Time To Worship

After being out of the state for about 15 days, I have had a time getting over the exhaustion of travel and bronchitis. It has taken me just as long to recuperate as it did the traveling time.

I realized it is time to go before my Father God in prayer and resting. It is time to be anointed in a new oil. A refreshing of the Holy Spirit.

I Am Emptying My Alabaster Box
Author: Patricia Aman

Have you ever just felt like throwing your hands up and screaming? If you say NO, I will pray for you because we all have felt this way at sometimes in our life. There are times like these when we need to have a Mary Heart. We need to go and pour ourselves out at the feet of Jesus.

As I think of Mary anointing Jesus feet. She once was a broken person, but, Jesus touched her. Because Jesus had touched her and gave her a new life, the Holy Spirit spoke her to anoint Jesus, preparing Him for the steps He would soon take to walk the Road to Calvary.

I love the story of Jesus, Mary and the Alabaster Box.

I often tell people, “do not judge others by what you see, because you do not know what is in their Alabaster Box!” Quote: Pat Aman

She broke a box of ointment and poured it on Jesus. This ointment was valued at 300 pence. Pence was the daily wage of the average worker. Therefore, in modern terms, it was worth about $15,000.00.

This spikenard was produced from a rare plant that grew in India. It was very expensive, and many people saved for years to be able to provide this for their own funeral preparations. However, this woman, poured it out on the Lord Jesus.

A lot of preachers teach about how expenses the oil/perfume cost. Others teach that it meant Mary was giving her best, her all. But, I think of it this way. ‘What was really in Mary’s Alabaster Box?

I like to imagine that as she broke the vessel so that she might extract every drop of ointment for use on the Lord Jesus, she was also showing Jesus every broken part of herself.

The vessel was her broken life, filled with the oil of all the hurts, sorrow, jealousy, hatred, disappointments and even happiness that she had experienced. Yes, she had paid a great price in her life, the way she had lived, but, Jesus only saw the broken vessel as clay that He could mold into a beautiful vase. And he did not judge or smell the unpleasant odor of her sins, but the sweet-smelling aroma of her love and her willingness to sacrifice everything to follow her Lord and Savior.

Whatever you may think about when reading this story, Mary gave all she had to Jesus for His glory! She totally opened herself up to Him. She did not try to hide one part of herself.

I wonder have we broken the Alabaster Box of our lives and poured out ourselves, every drop for Him? All the brokenness of our sinful lives.

God is seeking people who have surrendered everything they have, everything they are and everything they hope to be. He is looking for people who will assume the place of servants before Him. He is looking for those who will merely respond when He speaks to them. He is looking for those about whom He can say, “They have done what they could.”

I think of Apostle Paul also when I read this story. In 2 Timothy 4, he says,“6 For I am already being poured out as a drink offering, and the time of my departure is at hand. 7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. 8 Finally, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give to me on that Day, and not to me only but also to all who have loved His appearing.”

I feel that after Mary anointed Jesus, she also, felt the very same way that Paul did.

Are you now ready to break the Alabaster Box of your life? Please right now, open your Alabaster Box to Jesus. He is waiting to pour His glory out on you, as you give glory and honor to Him.

We must all be Mary’s in our worship. We must totally empty our Alabaster Box at the feet of Jesus. Mary did not care what Martha thought. She did not care about what all the men in the room thought. She let her hair down in public, which was totally something a women did not do, and gave her entire worship to her Savior. She poured her heart and soul out. She totally emptied herself.
Sounds like that is what you do also….It is what we all need to do….Not worry what is going on around us, what others may think. It is just about God getting His glory.

Blessings, Love, and Prayers,
Pastor Pat

(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

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Devotions

Joy In Us

Joy In Us
Author:Pat Aman

When we abide in Christ, our prayers are effective, we glorify God in our fruit bearing we demonstrate our discipleship, and our joy become full through experiencing Christ’s own joy with us.

Also when we obey the Lord and align our will with His will we receive
understanding of His Word, and many other areas of our lives.

Now, I know, some of you are saying, “Oh, that name it and claim if stuff.” Well, in away yes. See, if you spend time with God daily, and read His Word, then your will, shall become His will for your life.

In other words plainly written, the more you know of God, the more you will know of yourself. For we are made in His image and His ways.

As you commit more to God and His Word, then you will soon find out that you are only asking Him in Prayer what you know that He has promised you that He would do for you, by and from your obedience to Him.

Learn to do it God’s way. Moses was told the first time to strike the stone with the rod and water would flow. He did what was asked of him, and God gave them water.

The second time around, Moses did not listen too good. God told Moses to speak to the rock and water shall come out, but instead he decided to strike the stone twice with the rod to get water instead of following God’s direction. Well, we know what happen then, the people disobedience caused them not to be able to enter the Promise Land.

(You cannot always do something the same way all the time. Sometimes you have to take a chance. Dare to try a new idea. Pat Aman)

We must learn to listen to God and do what He requires for us to do.

If Moses had just spoke to the rock as God said, everything would have been okay, but instead he wore himself out by hitting the rock twice and doing it his way. Speaking would have taken less time and energy than picking up the rod, and hitting the rock. That took a little muscle on Moses own part. It would have been much easier if he had just obeyed God in the beginning.

His disobedience lost him the goal, plans, and ministry God had for him to do in the Promise Land.

Now the question, are you ready to listen to God and enter the Promise
Land, or do your own thing the hard way?

If you decide to do it your own way you may succeed just as Moses did after hitting the rock twice and doing it his own way, but he lost his Promised Vision, and he become tired and weary.

How about asking God what He wants for your life. I promise you that it will be better than any plans that you have come up with on your own.

Get in God’s Word, Prayer, and study to show yourself a workman, then you can asked what you will, and it shall be.

Blessings, Love and Prayers,
Pastor Pat

(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

This devotion is a 1989-2020 © WestBow/Thomas-Nelson and Patricia Aman

Devotions

Why Worry About The Unknown Things Author: Pat Aman

Why Worry About The Unknown Things
Author: Pat Aman

Why Worry About The Unknown Things
Author: Pat Aman

Proverbs 3: 16 “For the Lord shall be thy confidence.”

H. E. Manning wrote, “He has kept and folded us from ten thousand ills when we did not know it; in the midst of our security we should have perished every hour, but that He sheltered us, ‘from the terror by night and from the arrow that flieth by day…’ from the powers of evil that walk in darkness, from the snares of our own evil will. He has kept us even against ourselves, and saved us even from our own undoing. Let us read the traces of His hand in all our ways, in all events, the chances, the changes of this troubles state. It is He that folds and feeds us, that makes us to go in and out…, to be faint, or to find pasture…’ to lie down by the still waters, or to walk by the way that is parched and desert.”


As I read the quote above, I thought, my gracious, God is continually taking care of us. There are so many times that we are worrying about things that really do not, or should not matter, because if we are God’s children, He is always watching over us and taking care of us.

Just think about it, God is protecting us from so many unseen things that we do not even know about. He takes care of the problem for us, when we did not even know or realized that there was a problem or need in our life at that moment.

I thank God that He does take care of the unseen or unknown things in my life. The things that are not bought to my attention.

So, if He can take care of the unknown things, then I am assured that He will take care of the requests and needs of my life that I know about and I lift them up in prayer to Him.

Psalm 91
1 He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
2 I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”
3 Surely he will save you from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence.
4 He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.
5 You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day,
6 nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday.
7 A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you.
8 You will only observe with your eyes and see the punishment of the wicked.
9 If you make the Most High your dwelling- even the LORD, who is my refuge-
10 then no harm will befall you,
no disaster will come near your tent.
11 For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways;
12 they will lift you up in their hands,
so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.
13 You will tread upon the lion and the cobra; you will trample the great lion and the serpent.
14 “Because he loves me,” says the LORD, “I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.
15 He will call upon me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him.
16 With long life will I satisfy him and show him my salvation.”

Blessings, Love, and Prayers,
Pastor Pat

(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

This devotion is a 1989-2020 © WestBow/Thomas-Nelson and Patricia Aman

The Unknown Things
Author: Pat Aman

Proverbs 3: 16 “For the Lord shall be thy confidence.”

H. E. Manning wrote, “He has kept and folded us from ten thousand ills when we did not know it; in the midst of our security we should have perished every hour, but that He sheltered us, ‘from the terror by night and from the arrow that flieth by day…’ from the powers of evil that walk in darkness, from the snares of our own evil will. He has kept us even against ourselves, and saved us even from our own undoing. Let us read the traces of His hand in all our ways, in all events, the chances, the changes of this troubles state. It is He that folds and feeds us, that makes us to go in and out…, to be faint, or to find pasture…’ to lie down by the still waters, or to walk by the way that is parched and desert.”


As I read the quote above, I thought, my gracious, God is continually taking care of us. There are so many times that we are worrying about things that really do not, or should not matter, because if we are God’s children, He is always watching over us and taking care of us.

Just think about it, God is protecting us from so many unseen things that we do not even know about. He takes care of the problem for us, when we did not even know or realized that there was a problem or need in our life at that moment.

I thank God that He does take care of the unseen or unknown things in my life. The things that are not bought to my attention.

So, if He can take care of the unknown things, then I am assured that He will take care of the requests and needs of my life that I know about and I lift them up in prayer to Him.

Psalm 91
1 He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
2 I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”
3 Surely he will save you from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence.
4 He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.
5 You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day,
6 nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday.
7 A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you.
8 You will only observe with your eyes and see the punishment of the wicked.
9 If you make the Most High your dwelling- even the LORD, who is my refuge-
10 then no harm will befall you,
no disaster will come near your tent.
11 For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways;
12 they will lift you up in their hands,
so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.
13 You will tread upon the lion and the cobra; you will trample the great lion and the serpent.
14 “Because he loves me,” says the LORD, “I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.
15 He will call upon me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him.
16 With long life will I satisfy him and show him my salvation.”

Blessings, Love, and Prayers,
Pastor Pat

(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

This devotion is a 1989-2020 © WestBow/Thomas-Nelson and Patricia Aman

Devotions

What Did You Say?

What Did You Say!
Author: Pat Aman
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But I say to you that for every idle word men may speak, they will give account of it in the day of judgment. (NKJV) Matthew 12:36

Scriptures About Our Words

When we speak words, they are said…..And you can “take them back.” we absolutely cannot retrieve words spoken out loud.

Words can kill the spirit or heal the spirit. They can edify or they can
demolish. Here is a bit of what God’s word has to say about our words.

The Power of the Tongue

James 3:4-10 (NRSV) Or look at ships: though they are so large that it takes strong winds to drive them, yet they are guided by a very small rudder wherever the will of the pilot directs. So also the tongue is a small member, yet it boasts of great exploits. How great a forest is set ablaze by a small fire! And the tongue is a fire. The tongue is placed
among our members as a world of iniquity; it stains the whole body, sets
on fire the cycle of nature, and is itself set on fire by hell. For every species of beast and bird, of reptile and sea creature, can be tamed and has been tamed by the human species, but no one can tame the tongue–a restless evil, full of deadly poison. With it we bless the Lord and Father, and with it we curse those who are made in the likeness of God. From the same mouth come blessing and cursing. My brothers and sisters, this ought not to be so.

Contrast Between Edifying Words & Destructive Words

Prov 15:2 (NRSV) The tongue of the wise dispenses knowledge, but the
mouths of fools pour out folly.

Prov 15:4 (NRSV) A gentle tongue is a tree of life, but perverseness in it
breaks the spirit.

Eph 4:29 (NRSV) Let no evil talk come out of your mouths, but only what is
useful for building up, as there is need, so that your words may give
grace to those who hear.

Prov 12:18 (NRSV) Rash words are like sword thrusts, but the tongue of
the wise brings healing.

Eph 5:4-6 (NRSV) Entirely out of place is obscene, silly, and vulgar talk;
but instead, let there be thanksgiving. Be sure of this, that no
fornicator or impure person, or one who is greedy (that is, an idolater),
has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God. Let no one
deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes on those who are disobedient.

Warning Against Futile Words

Eccl 5:3 (NRSV) For dreams come with many cares, and a fool’s voice with
many words.

Mat 6:7 (NRSV) When you are praying, do not heap up empty phrases as the
Gentiles do; for they think that they will be heard because of their many
words.

Devotions

God Told Me!

God Told Me…I Am Ready To Pour Myself Out To The Church
Author: Pat Aman
Inspired/Instruction: The Holy Spirit
1/30/2020

I feel that in these last days there will be a new wine poured out on God’s children. As each of us awaits with great expectations of things to come. Almost like a realigning for the church.

“For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God.”
‭‭Romans‬ ‭8:19‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“The entire universe is standing on tiptoe, yearning to see the unveiling of God’s glorious sons and daughters!”
‭‭Romans‬ ‭8:19‬ ‭TPT‬‬

“For the creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed.”Romans 8:19 NIV

Just as Jesus Ministry began with Him turning the water into wine at Cana, it was almost like a prophecy of a changing times.

“He told them this parable: “No one tears a piece out of a new garment to patch an old one. Otherwise, they will have torn the new garment, and the patch from the new will not match the old. And no one pours new wine into old wineskins. Otherwise, the new wine will burst the skins; the wine will run out and the wineskins will be ruined.And no one after drinking old wine wants the new, for they say, ‘The old is better.’ ””Luke‬ ‭5:36-37, 39‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Even now as I mentioned above, I feel the pouring out of new wine. A wine of healing and redemption. The last day harvest is going to come in upon us like a broken dam. Because of this new wine, we must have new wine containers to catch the overflow of the Holy Spirits outpouring. The old containers will not be able to hold the new wine. And we will not be able to put patches on old traditions. Things must be made new.

Decisions will need to be made in our churches to either stay stagnant to old religious traditions are to welcome and receive the new wine. Our churches cannot stay stagnant, but must be ready to move into a new season.

And again, old containers (wine sacks) will not be able to manage, sustain, in the new season of wine.

Will this new season of wine be easy?

No!

For most of churches will go through a tough journey of change. The church may even go through man’s traditions of holding on to the old comfortable ways, and then loosing and missing of God’s blessing of harvest in the church.

Friends listen, God will not let the church settle in this last day harvest. If the establish church do not except the pouring out of new wine, then God will let His Spirit move in places that you would never expect it to move.

Again, the church can receive the new wine with new wine sacks ready for an infilling are their old wine sacks will burst open and fall into shredded pieces of trash.

I feel lost visions are going to be restored. There will also be a flowing of redemption and healing ministry.

Satan has worked hard the last few years to destroy the church. He has worked overtime to weary the workers. He has torn down the church through sin.

Because of sin in the church, I also know God will do a cleaning out, a sweeping of the church. I feel it is already started. It will either bring the church together for the glory of God, are churches will have to close their doors.

It is time to rebuild the temple of God. It is time for a sanctification of the church. It is time for a breakthrough anointing new wine which is the Holy Spirit of God working and restoration. It is a purification of the hearts of God’s children.

Church let’s not give up now. It is a time of new beginnings. It is a time of discernment and a willingness to obey the voice of God.

If we want to be a part of this manifestation and glory upon the church, we need to have a spirit of obedience to the Holy Spirit.

We must be willing to step out on a new journey, a journey of pouring of new wine.

Are your wine sacks ready?

I myself have asked Father God to make me new. To give me a new body, a new wine sack. I do not want a patch job on my life. I want to be made new. I want the new wine to pour out of me and overflow to this dying, lost and hurting world.

Blessings, Love, and Prayers,
Pastor Pat

(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

This devotion is a 1989-2020 © WestBow/Thomas-Nelson and Patricia Aman