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Will You Pass Are Failed

Will You Pass are Fail?
Author: Pastor Pat Aman
2/14/2017

“1 Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.” -Hebrews 11:1

In Hebrews 11, we see the words confidence, hope, and assurance,

Monday a week ago I put all three of these words totally in God’s hands.

I have been losing weight lately. Not trying, but just staying busy and on the run.

Anyway, my engagement ring and wedding band have become loose on my finger. I actually woke up a few weeks ago and started to make the bed and my engagement ring was laying by my pillow.

But that Monday I got up and dressed and when I set down to put my shoes on, I saw my engagement ring was not on my hand. I went to the bedroom and removed every sheet, blanket, and spread, so sure that is where my ring would be located. But, I did not find it. I searched on the floor. Walked around every room I had been in, but no ring was to be found.

I went and set at my desk and started praying. All of a sudden I said, “God, yes the ring is important to me, but it is just a material thing. Joe and I have been married 41 years at that time and with a engagement ring, or without a ring we are still happily married.

If you want me to find the ring, I have the confidence, hope, and assurance, in You that I will find it. But, it you feel that I do not need the ring for some reason, Your will be done.”

Afterwards I decided I needed to run a few errands, so I put my shoes on, grabbed my purse and went and got in the car.

I had not even thought about the ring anymore. See, the ring was not important. It was just a material item.

I truly was surprised at how I was not even consumed, concerned or thought about it totally at all. I was at peace.

Anyway, I got in the car and as I was putting my seatbelt on I saw my engagement ring laying in the middle of the passengers seat.

I then remembered that Joe and I had gone out to eat the night before and maybe when I unfasten my seatbelt to get out of the car, it came off my finger.

The amazing thing is it was lying in the middle of the seat and did not fall between the seats as I unfasten my seatbelt.

I picked it up and thanked God that He allowed me to find it.

Then, as clear as anyone talking to me I heard a voice say, “Pat, my daughter, you showed me that your love for your husband and your love and faith in Me, was more important than a material item, like your engagement ring. My daughter it shows me that I am first in your life. And I am pleased.”

Friends, I just cried. Not over finding the ring, that was just an extra bonus. But, I had passed the test my teacher Father God had allowed me to take.

Remember, what consumes you, controls you. It can put you in chains of bondage.

So, I asked you today. What mark will you make on the test you maybe going through?

Will you pass or failed?

When you are going through something hard and wonder where God is…Remember the teacher is always always quite during the test.

Sometimes when you wonder why you can’t hear God’s voice during your trials, remember the teacher is always quiet during the test.

BUT, the teacher never leaves the room. The teacher is constantly walking around the room protecting their students.

Blessings, Love and Prayers,
Pastor Pat Aman
http://coffeewithpat.org

Devotion Written By: Pastor Pat Aman Book © 1996/2022 “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……….

Devotions

What are your Giants?

What are your Giants?
Author: Pat Aman

I pray you will have a wonderful week. I already thank Father God my week will be wonderful. Last week started off a doozy. But, I am feeling 100% better and stronger even today.

I miss being able to fellowship together with my brothers and sisters in Christ. But, I know starting tomorrow, I will be back, running the race that is set before me.

Let’s take a moment to talk about giants that we may have in our lives. Sometimes we let things overwhelm us and not let God take care of them. Just as I kinda let things overwhelm even me last weekend. Making decisions, even positive ones can be a little much for us all as we get older in age.

I wonder if David even felt afraid for just a second of the Philistine giant, Goliath, in his life. Goliath who was three to four times the height of David. He was wearing at least 278 pounds of Armor besides his own big body which could have weighed 400-600 pounds, being well over 13 feet tall. He wore a bronze helmet, bronze leg plates, and a bronze javelined was strapped to his back. In his huge hand, he carried a spear. The point alone possibly weighed about twenty pounds. Goliath had a armor barrier who bare his shield that walked before him.

Goliath told David to come here and I will give your flesh to the birds of the air and the beasts of the field. David said to the Philistine, “You come against me with a sword, spear and javelin, but I come in the name of the Lord Almighty, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied.” I

1 Samuel 17:44 “Come here,” he said, “and I’ll give your flesh to the birds of the air and the beasts of the field!

Before this, young David had taken his staff in hand, stooped down, and picked up five smooth stones and placed them in a pouch.
1 Samuel 17:40 Then he took his staff in his hand, chose five smooth stones from the stream, put them in the pouch of his shepherd’s bag and, with his sling in his hand, approached the Philistine. With a Shepherd’s staff in one hand and a sling in the other he approached the giant. With one stone He flung the stone, it hit Goliath in the head and killed him.

The key to this scripture is He came in the name of the Lord.

What are the giants in your life?

How can God help you overcome them?

I believe it is good not only to pray, but to turn to His Word for the answers. There are directions and power in prayer and God’s Word.

Whatever these giants are in our lives, we must not run from them. We must face them head-on as David did with Goliath. Put on your spiritual armor and stand firm, unafraid, trusting God for strength.

The exciting thing about all this is when we put on the full armor of God and obey Him, then we can stand back, call TIMBERRRR– and watch the giant fall!

“God has given us the armor to dress in daily. So put it on and watch the giants in your life fall.” Pastor Pat Aman

Yes, some of us need to learn how to face our giants. Some of us need to run towards our problems and stop running away from them. Some of us need to introduce our Goliaths to our Father God.

Please realize Father God stands ready to battle with you. Yes, the same Father God who enabled David to kill Goliath.

Today, talk to Father God about your Goliaths. Then confidently move towards those obstacles, knowing the Father God stands with you, and has gone before you to prepare the way.

Devotion Written By: Pastor Pat Aman Book © 1996/2022 “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……….

Devotions

Your Body Is The Temple Of God

Your Body Is The Temple If God

Parents, if your children walk out your door not dress appropriately, whose fault is it?

Hummmmm?

“Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ himself? Shall I then take the members of Christ and unite them with a prostitute? Never! Do you not know that he who unites himself with a prostitute is one with her in body? For it is said, “The two will become one flesh.” But whoever is united with the Lord is one with him in spirit. Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a person commits are outside the body, but whoever sins sexually, sins against their own body. Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.”
‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭6:15-20‬ ‭NIV‬

A girl bought an iPhone. When her father saw it, He asked her “What was the 1st thing you did when you bought it?

“I put an anti-scratch sticker on the screen and bought a cover for the iPhone” she replied.

“Did someone force you to do so?”

  • “No”

“Don’t you think it’s an insult to the manufacturer?”

  • “No dad! In fact they even recommend using a cover for the iPhone”

“Did you cover it because it was cheap & ugly?”

  • “Actually, I covered it because I didn’t want it to get damage and decrease in value.”

“When you put the cover on, didn’t it reduce the iPhone beauty?”

  • “I think it looks better and it is worth it for the protection it gives my iPhone.”

The father looked lovingly at his daughter and said, “Yet if I had asked you to cover your body which is much more precious than the iPhone, would you have readily agreed???”

She was mute…..
Author: Unknown

~ Dear Girls, always do remember that, indecent dressing and exposure of your body reduces your value and respect.

Devotions

But, What Is Discernment?

But, What Is Discernment?
Author: Pat Aman
March 12, 1997/rev22

The Webster Dictionary says, “dis·cern·ment, the ability to judge well: “an astonishing lack of discernment” (in Christian contexts) perception in the absence of judgment with a view to obtaining spiritual guidance and understanding: “without providing for a time of healing and discernment, there will be no hope of living through this present moment without a shattering of our common life”

The legendary preacher, Charles Spurgeon once said, “Discernment is not simply a matter of telling the difference between what is right and wrong; rather it is the difference between right and almost right.”

The word used in Psalm 119:66 “Teach me good judgment and knowledge,for I believe in you commandments.”means “TASTE.”

It is the ability not only to make discriminating judgments, to distinguish between, and recognize people and life in different situations and courses of action. But, you can almost TASTE, the right from wrong.

It includes the ability to “weigh up” and recognize the moral and spiritual status of individuals, groups, and even movements.

How is such discernment to be obtained?

We receive it as did Christ Himself—by the anointing of the Spirit, through our understanding of God’s Word, by our experience of God‘s grace, and by the progressive unfolding to us of the true condition of our own hearts.

That is why we also should pray, “I am your servant; give me discernment”

Psalm 119: 125 – 130 “I am your servant, give me understanding,
that I may know your testimonies!
It is time for the LORD to act,
for your law has been broken.Therefore I love your commandments above gold, above fine gold. Therefore I consider all your precepts to be right; I hate every false way. Your testimonies are wonderful; therefore my soul keeps them. The unfolding of your words gives light; it imparts understanding to the simple.”

I have myself discerned immediately when I noticed that a persons talk, is not their walk.

And I have at times been so busy with the daily routines of life, that I missed it.
In other words, I should of immediately removed myself from certain situations and I ended up getting disappointed and even hurt. Those were the times I have had to asked Father God to forgive me for not listening to that still small voice, saying, “watch out.” Yes, Discernment.

I have also met people who say that they have the gift of discernment, but what they have is a judgmental spirit. They constantly are combing people with a fine tooth come. They find fault in everything and everyone who not following their leadership and ways. Discernment isn’t judgment. Judgment speaks of control and a need to be right. If you are judging something in yourself or in another, you cannot uncover what is true in a situation.

We must remember that the heart center is where you connect directly with your feelings, your discernment. It is more reliable than your “gut instinct” alone.

We must realize with the knowledge of what discernment is (and isn’t) and a true sense of how to use it in your life, you can go forth boldly and make decisions confidently. You can use your discernment to make choices for your family, your church, and in every part of your daily life.

Devotion Written By: Pastor Pat Aman Book © 1996/2022 “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……….

Devotions

hank Goodness Father God Does Not Text Message

Thank Goodness Father God Does Not Text Message
Author: Pat Aman

NBC news did a segment on Texting Is Not Communication.

They said, “Texting really is ruining personal relationships. Text messages can’t provide the human contact and perspective that come from true dialogue, but they can encourage laziness and passive-aggressive behavior. Our increasing preference for texting creates a higher quantity of interactions, but it decreases their quality. On the surface, these texts may seem like an acceptable way to handle daily communication, but they actually are all examples of ways to avoid conflict, from making lying easier to dodging in-person confrontation. Our increasing preference for texting over email and phone calls creates a higher quantity of interactions, but it decreases their quality, harming our relationships. Indeed, it’s a far cry from paying attention and listening to the thoughts and feelings of another person, and it’s missing the human contact and learning that comes from true dialogue.”

I, myself, personally feel the same way. I absolutely hate texting. I refuse to waste my time texting a conversation. If you have the time to spend 30 minutes texting me, then you would of had the time to call and tell me in 10 minutes the same conversation. And I do not Twitter, Snapchat, TicTok!!!!

The days of picking up a corded phone and dialing someone’s on phone number from memory are over, and it has been replaced by the cell phone text message.

I truly believe texting has interfered with true accountability and a way to hide feelings that need to be talked out in a conversation. Because we all know that good communication is the cornerstone of relationships.

Non-verbal communication, including voice inflection, facial expressions and body language, is a crucial part of everyday life. None of these things, however, come through via text, and this will affect how people communicate with

Despite appearances, I am not completely anti-texting. Like any technology, texting has its place, especially to say a quick hello, banter simply, or make plans. And yes, I love receiving pictures of family and friends. And I love FaceTiming with the grandchildren.

But for instance, I met a friend for lunch today and when I arrived at our location, I text them I was inside restaurant waiting for them. Yes, plain and simple. And they thumbs me up that they read the text.

But, while we were eating, we both talked ninety miles an hour. We both needed that one on one personal voice conversation. Even though we jumped from one topic to the next, we still came back and finished the subject.

Another example, my daughters both know they must pick up their phone and talk to me. They know I refuse to carry on a text conversation.

Now I know when they are at work, they cannot talk because of their jobs, but, after work we talk. Yes, we may do a group text, “please send your Christmas list. What is your ETA. And everyday I send them a text, “ I Love you, bunches, Love Mama. And they will text back their love to me, but, other than that, we talk, not text.

And gracious me, let me not answer the phone when they try to call me. They are immediately calling their daddy. He could be half way across the USA working, but they call daddy asking, “ where is mama?” And if he does not know, they, mostly our oldest, more than the younger “Dad, check the cameras, is Mama’s car in the garage?” And if my car is in the garage, why is mama not answering her phone?

Then he has too check the cameras in the yard. And usually he will say, “ your mom’s on the lawnmower and she has her headset on. She is probably listening to music and did not hear the phone. Are she is working in the yard.” Well at the point they are saying, “ Dad, please make sure when you get home or you talk to her that her headset is hooked up to her Bluetooth, so she will answer her phone.” Yes, they need to hear my voice. They need to know I am ok.

You know, Father God is the same way, He waits daily to hear our voice. He waits patiently for us to come sit and talk to Him. He has so much to share with us. He wants to share with us things to make our day go smoothly. But, we get to busy and miss the opportunity.

Yes, BUSY. “B.U. S. Y. “

Being Under Satan’s Yoke!

And then we fuss at Father God because our day was awful.

I imagine Father God thinking and saying, “ they are too busy texting and letting technology take their lives away, that they could not take a minute to talk to me today.

I am getting older and I am not wanting to carry on conversations by texting that I need their help, an etc.

I myself can see me at 90 years old trying to text, help me I have, well you know, whatever the conversation maybe concerning.

I feel if a person respects me enough to call me, you will have my respect and my full attention.

I wonder how Father God would handle texting?

Text: Father God, I am here, when will you be able to text me back?

The Bible tells us in, John 10:27, My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.

This scripture from the book of John is an encouragement to us. It tells us that hearing the voice of God will be a distinguishing factor to those who consider themselves his sheep and under his care.

We must hear Father God’s voice, to understand the direction we must follow.

Isaiah 6:8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?” Then I said, “Here am I. Send me!”

And I love the Bible verse, ““And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear.”
Isaiah‬ ‭65:24‬ ‭

Yes. Even though we have Father God’s written Word to direct us, He still expects us to talk one on one with Him. He knows that as we speak our voice calling out to Him, it builds our Faith. And then in turn, we hear His voice in our hearts and spirit directing us, in our lives.

Yes, I would hate to know, that I would have to view my phone to see if I have a text read receipt showing me Father God has read my text message to Him, and I had to wait for His reply, via text message.

Today, take the time to get personal and talk not only to Father God, but to your family and friends.

Devotion Written By: Pastor Pat Aman Book © 1996/2022 “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……….

Devotions

Complacency

“Complacency”
Author: Pat Aman

The Book of Zephaniah’is only 3
chapters long, and has 53 verses. If I
were to be asked how many of you have read the book, I would not be sure
who would raise their hands.

The reason is everyone loves to read about the promises of Father God; the good news, and Psalms, but very few people like to read about Father God dealing with sin in their lives.

Zephaniah is a book of forceful prophecy. The book deals with a “revival” that produces outward change, but does not fully remove
the inward heart of corruption.

Zephaniah, hammers home his message repeatedly, that the day of the Lord, judgment day is coming, when the
malignancy of sin will be dealt with. Israel and her neighbors will soon
experience the crushing hand of God’s wrath. The Book of Zephaniah
emphasizes the certainty of God’s judgment, because God hates sin.

The people of Judah lived wickedly for fifty years under King Manasseh and King Amon. Zephaniah urged, his people to repent of their wicked
lifestyle. The nation was filled with idolatry, selfishness, and immorality and God was preparing to judge them. They were lazy and they had no concern about the things of God. They disobeyed God, resistedcorrection, and relied on themselves.

Zephaniah 3: 3-5 3 Her princes in her midst are roaring lions; Her judges are evening wolves That leave not a bone till morning. 4 Her prophets are insolent, treacherous people; Her priests have
polluted the sanctuary, They have done violence to the law. 5 The LORD is righteous in her midst, He will do no unrighteousness. Every morning He brings His justice to light; He never fails, But the unjust knows no shame. But, in the mist of it all, God’s promise to
preserved a remnant, a small group of people who will continue to serve God faithfully. But it also tells that after the chastening process is complete, blessings will come in the person of the Messiah, who will be cause for praise and singing.

Zephaniah 2:7 7 The coast shall be for the remnant of the house of Judah;
They shall feed their flocks there; In the houses of Ashkelon they shall lie down at evening. For the LORD their God will intervene for them, And return their captives. We need to remember that God is a loving God, but He will not let you continual in a life of sin.

Complacency (an I don’t care attitude) is a deadly disease. If you do not care about God or believe that you can continue in sin without, consequences, you are headed for judgment. Many today do not seek God’s blessings or fear His wrath; such thinking is dangerous.

Zephaniah 1:12 12 “ And it shall come to pass at that time That I will search Jerusalem with lamps, And punish the men Who are settled in complacency, Who say in their heart, ‘ The LORD will not do good, Nor will He do evil.’ The sins that were found in Judah are the same ones that you must avoid, disobeying God, resisting correction, failing to trust in God, and not having any desire to learn about God.

Zephaniah 3:2 2 She has not obeyed His voice, She has not received correction; She has not trusted in the LORD, She has not drawn near to her
God. Even though God must judge sin, He is faithful to each individual who
turns to Him in faith.God is mighty and able to save, protect, and bless.

Zephaniah 3:17 17 The LORD your God in your midst, The Mighty One, will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you with His
love, He will rejoice over you with singing.”

Father God is a loving God. He does not want to see us suffer, but if we continue to do wrong and sin, He is our Heavenly Father whom loves us enough to chastise us.

John 3:16-17 16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten
Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting
life. 17 For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world,
but that the world through Him might be saved.

I know that just as Joe’s parents and my parent’s corrected us , when we did wrong. And Joe and I also corrected our girls, it helped all of us to know right
from wrong. We knew to not do that anymore. In others words we learned
our lessons, and sometimes it was the hard way.

Today, this Friday morning, spend time with Father God, and ask Him to show you what changes you may need to make in your life. Some of them you already know, so do not wait until God has to let you fall to your knees, so He can lift you up.

I cannot understand why at times we are so stubborn and we have to hit bottom before we trust our Father God to know what is best for us.

Life would be so much easier if we just behave and understand our Heavenly Father does not like to chastise us. But, we need to thank and depend on Him enough to understand, He as our Father God will do what is necessary to save us from the torments of eternal life of damnatiion.

Devotion Written By: Pastor Pat Aman Book © 1996/2022 “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……….

Devotions Pet Advice for Cold Weather

“Jesus Walk To Calvary”

“Jesus Walk To Calvary”
Author: Pat Aman

Jesus Gave His Life For You And Me,
On Golgotha Hill, For All To See.
He Prayed “Not My Will, But Thine Be Done” In Gethsemane, God Heard The Prayers Of His Only Son.

Then He Walked That Lonely Road To Calvary, And Carried A Heavy Cross In Agony.

They Placed A Crown Of Thorns On His Head, And Rusty Nails Pierced His Precious Hands.

They Laughed At Him,
And Spit In His Face.
Just Because Of Us,
And Our Sinful State.

They Thrust A Sword Into His Side,
And The Blood Ran Down The Cross,
As His Mother Stood By. The Tears On Her Face She Could Not Hide,
For She Knew Her Son Was About To Die.

Then He Looked Up To His Father In Heaven, And Whispered The Words, “Let Their Sins Be Forgiven. Forgive Them Father, For They Know Not What They Do. For It Is For Your Children, That This I Must Now Go Through.”

Then The Clouds Turned Black,
And The Earth Begin To Shake. As He Took His Last Breath, These Words He Spake. He Said, “It Is Finished,
And I Commend My Soul To Thee,
Now Your Children Can Live For Eternity.”

Then Jesus Bowed His Head And Died,
So He Could Go To Heaven, To Sit At His Father’s Right Side.

And Then They Took Him Down From That Old Rugged Cross, And Wrapped In Him A Burial Cloth, And Placed Him In A Borrowed Tomb, Yet They Did Not Realize, As Jesus Knew, He Would Only Need It For A Day Or Two.

For On That Third Day, The Stone Would Be Rolled Away, Because Jesus Christ, Our Lord, Would Defeat Death And The Grave.

Now Satan and His Demons Are Under Our Feet, For Jesus’ Death and Resurrection Has Made It All Complete.

And Just As He Promised, He Is Coming Back, To Carry His Children Away.

So You Better Be Ready My Friend,
For It Could Be This Very Day. And Then We Will Live Forever More, On Heaven’s Bright and Beautilful Shore.

Written By: Rev. Pat Aman
Copyright March 27, 2006
All Rights Reserved
Devotion Written By: Pastor Pat Aman Book © 1996/2022 “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……….

Devotions

Holy Spirit Breathe In Us.

Holy Spirit Breathe On Us
Author: Pat Aman

Restoration Church had a blessed day of the outpouring of the Holy Spirit today. Father God showed up and touched His children in so many ways today.

I love the verses below from John chapter 14. What a blessed promise Jesus gave to us so that the world would come to the saving Grace and Mercy of Father God.

“And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also. Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me. “If you had known Me, you would have known My Father also; and from now on you know Him and have seen Him.” Philip said to Him, “Lord, show us the Father, and it is sufficient for us.” Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you so long, and yet you have not known Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father; so how can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father in Me? The words that I speak to you I do not speak on My own authority; but the Father who dwells in Me does the works. Believe Me that I am in the Father and the Father in Me, or else believe Me for the sake of the works themselves. “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father. And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask anything in My name, I will do it. “If you love Me, keep My commandments. And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever— the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you. I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you.”John‬ ‭14:3, 6-18‬ ‭

God’s Holy Spirit in us, as Christians, is our greatest gift from God. When we receive the gift of the Holy Spirit we receive the gift and the giver, because the gift is the giver. The Holy Spirit is our bond with God, our source of communication from God, and the guarantee that we are His children.

For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father.” The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs; heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together. (Rom 8:14-17)

The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Love. And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us. (Romans 5:5)

When we walk in obedience to the Holy Spirit we experience inner love, joy and peace.

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law. And those who are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. (Galatians 5:22-25)

God is pouring out His Holy Spirit. “But this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel: ‘And it shall come to pass in the last days, says God, That I will pour out of My Spirit on all flesh; Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, Your young men shall see visions, Your old men shall dream dreams. And on My menservants and on My maidservants I will pour out My Spirit in those days; And they shall prophesy. (Acts 2:16-18)

The Holy Spirit is promised to those who receive Jesus Christ as savior.

Then Peter said to them, “Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. “For the promise is to you and to your children, and to all who are afar off, as many as the Lord our God will call.” (Acts 2:38-39)

The Holy Spirit is promised to those who ask. “If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him!” (Luke 11:13)

The only limitation to God’s Holy Spirit in you, is you. For the one whom God has sent speaks the words of God, for God gives the Spirit without limit. (John 3:34)

The Holy Spirit produces rivers of liquid life inside you.

On the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. “He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.” But this He spoke concerning the Spirit, whom those believing in Him would receive; for the Holy Spirit was not yet given, because Jesus was not yet glorified. (John 7:37-39)

The Holy Spirit is given to you so that you can be a blessing to others. (1 Corinthians 12:7) But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all: …..
(1 Corinthians 12:11) But one and the same Spirit will Holy Spirit, breathe on me.

One of my favorite songs is the old hymn, Breathe in me.”
Words: Baylus Benjamin McKinney (b. July 22, 1886; d. Sept. 7, 1952)�Music: Baylus Benjamin McKinney

Breathe on me
Until my heart is clean;
Let sunshine fill its inmost part,
With not a cloud between.

Breathe on me, breathe on me,
Holy Spirit, breathe on me;
Take Thou my heart, cleanse every part,
Holy Spirit, breathe on me.

Holy Spirit, breathe on me, �My stubborn will subdue; �Teach me in words of living flame �What Christ would have me do.

Breathe on me, breathe on me,
Holy Spirit, breathe on me;
Take Thou my heart, cleanse every part,
Holy Spirit, breathe on me.

Holy Spirit, breathe on me, �Fill me with pow’r divine; �Kindle a flame of love and zeal �Within this heart of mine.

Breathe on me, breathe on me,
Holy Spirit, breathe on me;
Take Thou my heart, cleanse every part,
Holy Spirit, breathe on me.

Holy Spirit, breathe on me, �Till I am all Thine own, �Until my will is lost in Thine, �To live for Thee alone.

Breathe on me, breathe on me,
Holy Spirit, breathe on me;
Take Thou my heart, cleanse every part,
Holy Spirit, breathe on me.

Please today, Asked Father God’s Holy Spirit breathe on you. Refresh the living Spirit living inside of you.

God Bless you.
Pastor Pat

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Devotions

Hard To Love

Hard To Love
Author: Pat Aman

Luke 6:32 (NCV) If you love only the people who love you, what praise
should you get? Even sinners love the people who love them.

Love, ah… it’s easy for us to love each other. We are brothers and
sisters in Christ. It’s easy to love members of your family, of your
church, and it’s easy to love friends. But how about the hard-to-love?

What about the person that has wronged you?

The person who has talked bad
about you, spread gossip, rumors?

The person that did you wrong in a
business deal, at school or at a social function?

How about that person you truly feel you can not love anymore, because of
the hatred they have shown to you? We all have them, don’t we?

Or am I the only one?

Jesus is saying, “Hey Christians, even the pagans love those who love
them. How are you going to show MY Love?”

Notice how the love of Christ
turns the “world’s” value system upside-down. The world says, “hate your enemies;” Jesus says love your enemies. But how do we do it?

I remember one time someone ask my daddy, “hey do you like me?” His
answer was, “as a human man I do not like your ways, but as a child of
God, and my brother in Christ, I love you.” WOW!

Now as the sentence above states, Jesus says love your enemies. But how do we do it?

Ready for the answer?

Hang on to your hats!

Pray. Yes, prayer.

Simple answer yes, but a powerful solution. Pray for that person who has wronged you.

Now don’t go and pray like I used to pray, “Lord get back at that person. Lord, make them pay for what they did to me, or Lord, give me a chance to blow him out!”

You really don’t think God wants us to pray to change God, do you?

Prayer doesn’t change God; it changes us. In my opinion, God uses prayer for two reasons. One — to allow us to participate in His plan and two — to
change us. Pray fervently and earnestly for someone that is hard for you
to love, and God will change your heart toward that person. God will show
you what He Himself sees in that person.

How will the world know us Christ-Followers?

They will know us by our love that flows from our love of Jesus Christ.

John 13:34-35 (NCV) I give you a new command: Love each other. You must
love each other as I have loved you. All people will know that you are my
followers if you love each other.

Tough stuff, but we need to do it, folks and we can do it armed with His love.

Think I will add a prayer to this devotional to help you and me start to realize until we forgive others we continually break Father God’s Words to us.

Matthew 5: 23
“Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother or sister has something against you, 24leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to them; then come and offer your gift.

Ephesians 4:32
Forgive, and you will be forgiven.

Colossians 3:13
Be kind and tenderhearted to one another, forgiving each other just as in Christ God forgave you.

Father God we praise you and thank you for all you do for us. Father God , help us to love the hard to love; help us to see them through the perfect eyes
of Jesus. Lord, forgive us for not loving others as You command us to do.
Forgive us for falling short of Your mark. Restore us Father God, fill us up
with Your Spirit and Your love, so that through us Your love will flow to
others. In Jesus precious name, Amen.

Devotion Written By: Pastor Pat Aman Book © 1996/2022 “Coffee With Pat Daily Devotionals” “Coffee With A Little Spice Of Life” and Westbow Press a division of
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Devotions

Don’t Be Arrogant and Prideful

Don’t Be Arrogant and Prideful
Author: Pat AH Aman

We must not be arrogant when working with other fellow men, but, be loving and have a Servants Heart.

Have you ever dealt or known someone who thought the world revolves around them and their time schedule?

I think we all have and maybe even ourselves been known to fall in this category.

You as I have seen people who were even able to even lift someone’s burden, but their mind was so full of themselves that they did not realize it.

We never need to judge anyone, period!

If Father God has laid on your heart to be a blessing to someone just do it. Do not look at their circumstances and then think, well, they have children or others to help them. You may not know the what those person’s are going through are their circumstances so that is why Father God spoke to you. You just be obedient to Father God.

I think that daily we must make sure we are letting people see Jesus through our eyes.

We do this by saying, “ how would Jesus handled this situation?

If we do this then we will be walking the path that Father God has for us to walk.

Is it possible that God desires something far greater for us than our own personal ambition? Yes it is, and yes He does. This greater thing that God wills is to be found in the most unlikely of places, a place to which most of us would never look at all: servanthood.

Perhaps no Scripture verses capture both the servant-heart of Christ and the command that we follow in the footsteps of servanthood better than Philippians 2:3–8: “Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.”

Titus 2:7
Show yourself in all respects to be a model of good works, and in your teaching show integrity, dignity,

1 Corinthians 4:2
Moreover, it is required of stewards that they be found trustworthy.

Colossians 3:23
Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men,

Hebrews 13:5
Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”

1 Samuel 2:3
Talk no more so very proudly, let not arrogance come from your mouth; for the Lord is a God of knowledge, and by him actions are weighed.

Romans 12:3
For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned.

Proverbs 8:13
The fear of the Lord is hatred of evil. Pride and arrogance and the way of evil and perverted speech I hate.

Devotion Written By: Pastor Pat Aman Book © 1996/2022 “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……….