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Being Thankful While Trying Too Find Your Tail.

Being Thankful While Trying Too Find Your Tail.

Of all the devotions I have written, I get a request so often to repeat this one.

Maybe you must be feeling, you lost your tail?

I think during the last almost two years of disasters, riots, unrest, covid, jobs lost, craziness of the world and having to be stuck in our homes, we all have had to look for our tails.

We need to work together helping each other find our tails.

Isaiah 40:
28 Do you not know? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary,
and his understanding no one can fathom. 29 He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. 30 Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall;
31 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.

Are You Eeyore?
Author: Pat Aman
November 21,2003

Can you be thankful while trying to find your tail… This have been so busy, I think a couple of days I lost mine.

Have you ever felt like Eeyore. You know the little gray patched up donkey in the Winnie the Pooh series. They lived in a beautiful 100 acre woods Eeyore use to say, “Is my tail still on?” Then he would say, “let’s have a look, and he turned slowly round to the place where his tail had been a little while ago, and then, finding that he couldn’t catch it up, he turned round the other way, until he came back to where he was at first, and then he put his head down and looked between his front legs, and at last he said, with a long, sad sigh, “I believe you’re right, Pooh, it is still there.”

Sometimes I feel the same way, I feel I have lost my tail, and cannot find it. I think that we sometimes go to that 100 acre woods, a beautiful place, but it becomes our gloomy place just like Eeyore.

When you are in that gloomy place it is hard to give praise and thanks when we feel like Eeyore that we have lost our tail.

Even though Eeyore had great compassion for others, and was always trying to help people, he still at times felt, Oh, poor me.

See, he lost his love for life. He some how lost the sense of a positive attitude. His fire had gone out.

In our lives we all at times may think, I am burned out, woe is me. We still truck along trying to do our best, but we have to continually put patches on our lives just to hold us together.

God speaks of this very thing in Revelation chapter two. He tells the church at Ephesus, that He knows all their good deeds, but He is getting a little disappointed in them, because they have lost their first love. “Him.”

Again, I myself sometimes feel tired, even though I keep getting up from being knock down, that my first love is getting depleted from my life. I need to get that fire back, the fire that helps build my faith up. Yes, that is when I need to get down on my knees and look up to God and find my tail.

God promises to give strength to the weary, and I tell you now, I have to stand on that promise.

So, if today, you are feeling like Eeyore, and you have lost your tail, and are sitting in your gloomy place look up to the Heavenly Father.

Yes, get back on your knees, and look up to God and say, “I think you are right God, I still have it together.”

And then begin singing, praising and thanking God and see your life turn around, as we become thankful instead of woe is me.

In others words, you may have to be like Eeyore, turn around, check things out, and see if you may have to let some things go that maybe clouding up your way. The way God wants you to go.

You may as Eeyore, have to get in a downward position on your knees, so God can show you that your tail is still on and your headed in just the way He wants you to go.

You just need to turn around and follow God with Thankfulness and Praise.

Devotion Written By: Pastor Pat Aman Book © 1996/2021 “Coffee With Pat Daily Devotionals” “Coffee With A Little Spice Of Life” and Westbow Press a division of
© Thomas Nelson and Library of Congress Control Number: 2018910976……….



Author: Pat Aman

In studying today, I thought of Nicodemus. And the devotion I wrote many years ago.
“I Wonder When Did Nicodemus Believe?

Isaiah 9:2 says, “The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death upon them hath the light shines.”

At John 3:1-3 tells us that Nicodemus first came to Jesus under the cover of darkness, a questioner: “Who are you really? How can a man be born again?” Jesus answered his questions, and raised more. But John does not say that Nicodemus believed.

Perhaps he mulled the questions and answers over, for St. John 7: 50-52, tells us he defended Jesus when other Pharisees accused him: “Does our law judge a man without first giving him a hearing and learning what he does?” But John still does not say he believed.

Then, unexpectedly, St. John 19: 39-40, shows Nicodemus performing an act of great faith. When Joseph of Arimathes took Jesus’ body down from the cross, Nicodemus came with expensive spices and helped anoint the body for burial. According to Hebrew law this made him unclean, he could not celebrate Passover. Further, it publicly identified him with Jesus when even the disciples had fled.

I wonder when Nicodemus decided to believe in Jesus, in a blinding moment, or by a slow process of growth?

John’s way of telling the story of Nicodemus shows me that when we first believe is not what really matters. What matters is that we, like Nicodemus, finally arrive at Jesus, to offer our wealth, our reputation, our entire being and our service.

I wonder, if Nicodemus had come to us by night, we would have like Jesus taken time to answer his questions? Even worse, would we might have just assumed that Nicodemus was was a good person, and he did not need Jesus, because he was already good?

How many people will be in Hell because we did not take the time to talk to them, but, we judge the good are bad situation of their lives incorrectly?

Judging people is a fault in this world today. People read the Facebook, papers and listen to every media outlet, and believe everything that is in it.

I feel that we do not need to judge someone until we walk in their shoes.

Maybe even meet with the person that we are judging and find the true facts about the story. Then we would learned the truth as well as find out that the person just like Nicodemus is doing greater things in the community that is helping people. But, that person needs your love, mercy, grace.

So, before you judge someone, remember God tell us that we should not judge our brother and sister, but lift them up in the Holy Love of God.

Remember one day you may fall, and it just may be the person you have judged and torn down, that will be there to lift you up.

Devotion Written By: Pastor Pat Aman Book © 1996/2021 “Coffee With Pat Daily Devotionals” “Coffee With A Little Spice Of Life” and Westbow Press a division of
© Thomas Nelson and Library of Congress Control Number: 2018910976……….



Author: Pat Aman

I believe every believer who loves God wants to be holy. But not every believer is actually living holy. Many times we have old habits we’ve never overcome, even though we’ve lived with them for years.

If you’ve struggled like this, even for years, I know you can be free. God wants you free, and the Scripture says the truth will make you free. If you continue in the Word of God, it will make you free and you can live holy.

Jesus said in His prayer to the Father “Sanctify them through the truth, the word of truth”( John 17:17)

I don’t care if what’s holding you back is the strongest addiction there is, God will and can set you free. All He needs is your choice, your quality decision that, “No matter what, this is it. I’m leaving bondage behind.”

God is faithful. He’s just waiting on the opportunity to help you. He is a merciful and loving Father. (Jeremiah 15:19) says, “Therefore thus saith the LORD, if thou return, then will I bring thee again, and thou shalt stand before me, and if thou take forth the precious from the vile, thou shalt be as my mouth, let them return unto thee; but return not thus unto them.”

“If thou return…” As a believer, that’s what God’s asking you to do. To draw nigh unto Him and He’ll draw nigh unto you with every deliverance, every blessing, every prosperity that you need. If you’re a person who’s moved away from God, He’s asking you to return. If you’ve never been saved, He’s asking you to come to Him and make Jesus your Lord and Savior.

“The precious from the vile…” He wants us to learn to separate in our lives the precious things that are His from the vile things of this world. God won’t force you to do that. He doesn’t require you to live a life separated unto Him because He wants to be a dictator. NO That’s not God’s way at all.

God wants you to do what He says and walk in His ways because they produce freedom. They produce the best for you. You can’t walk in the ways of the world and be free. God loves you. He wants you to be able to wake up every morning happy, full of joy, with your needs met, your family around you, and no trouble on any side. And He wants you to be free of all those things you’ve struggles with for years.

Accept Father God’s love, salvation, and grace.


How Can I Pray Without Ceasing, If I Cannot Walk In My Prayer?

How Can I Pray Without Ceasing, If I Cannot Walk In My Prayer?
Author: Pat Aman

But we request of you, brethren, that you appreciate those who diligently labor among you, and have charge over you in the Lord and give you instruction, 13 and that you esteem them very highly in love because of their work. Live in peace with one another. 14 We urge you, brethren, admonish the unruly, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with everyone. 15 See that no one repays another with evil for evil, but always seek after that which is good for one another and for all people. 16 Rejoice always; 17 pray without ceasing; 18 in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. I Thessalonians 5:12-19

We should aim is to be fruitful people of love whose lives are nourishing for others; we want to be durable in that and not wither when the heat comes; and we want to be eternally significant or prosperous. That’s our goal, because when we are fruitful like that in the midst of the drought of hardship, God will get the glory. But the key to that kind of fruitfulness, we have seen in Psalm 1 is meditation on the Word of God day and night. We must be a Word-saturated people.

“Blessed is the man Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, Nor stands in the path of sinners, Nor sits in the seat of the scornful; But his delight is in the law of the Lord, And in His law he meditates day and night. He shall be like a tree Planted by the rivers of water, That brings forth its fruit in its season, Whose leaf also shall not wither; And whatever he does shall prosper.”Psalms‬ ‭1:1-3‬ ‭

So, can you truly kneel in Prayer and say the Lord’s Prayer?

Can I Truly Say The “Lord’s Prayer”
Author: M.W. Gass

I cannot say Our, if I live in a watertight spiritual compartment; if I think a special place in heaven is reserved for my denomination.

I cannot say Father, if I do not demonstrate the relationship in my daily life.

I cannot say which art in heaven, if I am so occupied with the earth that I am laying up no treasure there.

I cannot say hallowed be Thy Name, if I, who am called by His name, am not holy.

I cannot say Thy kingdom come, if I am not doing all in my power to hasten its coming.

I cannot say Thy will be done, if I am questioning, resentful of, or disobedient to His will for me.

I cannot say on earth as it is in heaven, if I am not prepared to devote my life here to His service.

I cannot say give us this day our daily bread, if I am living on past experience, or if I am an under-the-counter shopper.

I cannot say forgive us our trespasses as we forgive them that trespass against us, if I harbor a grudge against anyone.

I cannot say lead us not into temptation, if I deliberately place myself, or remain, in a position where I am likely to be tempted.

I cannot say deliver us from evil, if I am not prepared to fight it in the spiritual realm with the weapon of prayer.

And if I cannot say this prayer honestly, knowing it will cost everything. Me totally giving my entire bring to God, then I cannot say “Amen”, unless I can honestly say, “No matter the cost to me, this is my prayer.”

Devotion Written By: Pastor Pat Aman Book © 1996/2021 “Coffee With Pat Daily Devotionals” “Coffee With A Little Spice Of Life” and Westbow Press a division of
© Thomas Nelson and Library of Congress Control Number: 2018910976……….


Should We Obey The Government?

Should We Obey The Government?
Romans 13:13

After the devotional before this one I have had several questions from people from Canada, California to North Carolina.

I had to pray and seek God’s direction on this very question stated above.
So, here is my heart beliefs.

This could actually be a six weeks study I soon realized. So, I just stated my own heart and belief. But, none of us will truly know the truth until we stand before Father God ourselves on our knees for our own actions. But, Father God knows our hearts.

Yes, absolutely we should not break the law. But, we should also should follow Fathers God’s commandments and the voice of the Holy Spirit.

Being a follower of Christ certainly doesn’t mean we should always go along with everything a government tells us to do. There are times we must “obey God rather than men”

“And when they had brought them, they set them before the council. And the high priest asked them, saying, “Did we not strictly command you not to teach in this name? And look, you have filled Jerusalem with your doctrine, and intend to bring this Man’s blood on us!” But Peter and the other apostles answered and said: “We ought to obey God rather than men.”
‭‭Acts‬ ‭5:27-29‬ ‭

My husband and I have been vaccinated, because we studied on the vaccines, prayed about the vaccines, and listen to what the Holy Spirit told us to do and and directed us. We chose to be vaccinated because Joe’ travels and I have had over 17 surgeries.

And yes, we wear a mask in stores and places because of our heart beliefs.

But, we will not judge and cannot judge what others feel they must do. We just do what is right for our family.

Our church lets people decide to wear a mask. They do not hold judgment on anyone’s personal beliefs. Only God can do that….

But, our church uses the arm bands system. You wear the color you chose for your family.

  1. Green band means I will hug or shake your hand.
  2. Yellow band means I will talk to you but I prefer to stay six – ten feet away.
  3. Red band means I am here. I will wave to you, but I prefer absolutely no contact. So, I chose to enter side doors and sit in section that is separated. I will also leave through those doors.

This is a very hard time for all of us right now. It is a hard position to even talk about.

I have read Romans 13:13 in 25+ versions of the Bible.

All I can say is each of us will be held accountable for our actions one day.

I think of the government of China. The Chinese government because of over population commanded a few years back all baby girls be killed at birth. They only wanted sons to live. A lot of Chinese women hid and tried to adopt their baby daughters out to people in the USA through Christians adoption agencies hidden in China.

So, this was a time I would not have followed government.

And I do not believe in abortion, so I cannot follow government agencies to help women kill their babies.

But, I will continue to pray for our government officials.

When the time is nearing for Jesus to return there will be people including government that will try to shut our voices and put us under government rule, just like China did in killing all baby girls.

There will be a time when our Bibles will be taken away and our buildings we assemble in be destroyed, burn down, even as the church is assembled together.

Millions of Jews were killed during the Holocaust, in their homes and Synagogues, because they fought against communism. They were persecuted, slaughtered and killed.

So, I ask you to pray and then you must just listen to the Holy Spirit talking to you. You must follow your heart and know Father God will direct you.

I truly had hoped to give a more direct answer, that was asked to me today, but in the world today, things and people have changed.

Father God has never changed, but people have made new laws that are actually taking our rights away. Our voices away.

The Bible says that “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever” (Hebrews 13:8 NLT). God is not limited by your circumstances. He is limited by your unbelief..”

And yes, our family continues to wear mask, use hand sanitizer and spray our clothes and shoes with antibacterial spray before we get in the car after we leave a store.

But, that is our right to chose to do those things to protect others as well as ourselves.

And it is others rights to pray and be directed in the decision that is best for their family.

There are so many things we do not understand now and never will on this earth.

But, as God’s Word says, ““Love never fails. But whether there are prophecies, they will fail; whether there are tongues, they will cease; whether there is knowledge, it will vanish away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part. But when that which is perfect has come, then that which is in part will be done away. When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things.

For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known.

And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.”
‭‭I Corinthians‬ ‭13:8-13‬ ‭

Below are scriptures of concern to several people.

And each person requiring my thoughts love one another and respect one another.

“Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God. Therefore whoever resists the authority resists the ordinance of God, and those who resist will bring judgment on themselves. For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to evil. Do you want to be unafraid of the authority? Do what is good, and you will have praise from the same. For he is God’s minister to you for good. But if you do evil, be afraid; for he does not bear the sword in vain; for he is God’s minister, an avenger to execute wrath on him who practices evil. Therefore you must be subject, not only because of wrath but also for conscience’ sake. For because of this you also pay taxes, for they are God’s ministers attending continually to this very thing. Render therefore to all their due: taxes to whom taxes are due, customs to whom customs, fear to whom fear, honor to whom honor.”

Devotion Written By: Pastor Pat Aman Book © 1996/2021 “Coffee With Pat Daily Devotionals” “Coffee With A Little Spice Of Life” and Westbow Press a division of
© Thomas Nelson and Library of Congress Control Number: 2018910976……..….

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