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The Alabaster Box

The Alabaster Box
Author: Pastor Pat Aman
Written 2008/2014/2015

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 lives.

As each of you that read Coffee With Pat daily, you know that CWP has not been able to post on the website. It seems that there is one problem after another. I have at times become very irate over this situation. But, I pray that I have finally figured it out. I hope I have finally learned the new program to work on the CWP site.

As of 2015 and thanks to Mark Reynolds​, I can work on website with no problems. Even post from my IPhone.
Thanks, Mark.

I know that some of you maybe thinking, Pat, there are people who are sick, depressed, angry, and have so many more problems and issues then you not being able to work website at the computer.

Well, my answer to this is, “that is the exact reason I need to be able to post devotions and maybe say something that may help those persons in their time of despair.

Since 1996 Coffee With Pat has touched so many lives for the glory of God. People have been saved, healed and even stopped from taking their lives because they came across Coffee With Pat while searching the web for an answer to their hopelessness. So, now you may understand while I have been in despair myself, when I have not been able to post on the daily devotion site.

See, there may have been someone out there who needs a touch from God’s hands and heart, and  just possibly, the Word the Lord gave me to share on a certain day, or even today, touched them and turned their lives around.

More of this devotion coming later….My car is ready to pick up at garage before they close. LOL.

Yes, see, I do not have someone or a group that do the devotions for me. I do each and everyone with the good Lord and me. And, yes, just like you, I have other things that come up, just like my car leaking transmission fluid after I had it changed.  I  am one person as you are and I am just human with daily things to take care of just like you do…

Be back in a little bit….. More to come…..

Well, I am  back. They put a new seal around the pan from changing the transmission fluid. I should be able to put a couple 300 thousand on my 2007 Chyrsler 300.

Someone asked me why don’t I buy a new car? I said, “why”? There is nothing wrong with the one I have and it is pay for, and besides, I do not have any idea what I would want to buy.

I can hardly believe Easter Time has come and gone, and it seems we have just celebrated Christmas.

When I think of Easter, I think of Mary annointing 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!”Pat Aman

She broke a box of ointment and poured it on Jesus. This ointment was valued at 300 pence. A 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.

Some Preachers teach on the subject of 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 scarified 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 broken 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 think 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 heal you.

I have added the video link below: The Alabaster Box by: CeCe Winans.


God Give To Each A Special Gift


Ephensions  4:11-13   And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;Vs.12   For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:Vs.13   Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ.

1 CORINTHIANS 12:28  And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues.

God Gave and God Sets

* These ministry offices and gifts are given and set in the church by the Lord.

Question:  Are they still for today?

Answer:    Do people still need a miracle?  a healing?  helps?  etc.

Question:   Are there still Apostles. Prophets, Evangelists, Pastors and Teachers today?

Answer:     In the above scripture, why were they given?

1.  For the perfecting of the saints.
2.  For the work of the ministry.
3.  For the edifying of the body of Christ. ( church )

Question:   For how long were they given?

Answer:     1.  Until we all come into the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the
Son of God.
2.  Unto a perfect man, unto the stature of the fullness of Christ.

Has the church come into unity yet?

Is the church perfected yet?

Is the church presenting the fullness of Christ?

Does the church still need edifying?

* Anyone that is familiar with the church must realize that these gifts and callings are
still needed today.

Each office of the five fold ministry; Apostle, Prophet, Evangelist, Pastor, and Teacher, carries its own distinct anointing and has its own individual work. For these offices to work together, and accomplish the building up of the body of Christ; they must recognize their differences and be yielded and submitted to one another. Each of these offices are directly responsible to the Lord Jesus Christ and are directed by the Holy Spirit, to the work of service.

Directed by the Holy Ghost

ACTS 8:5   Then Philip went down to the city of Samaria, and preached Christ unto them.

ACTS 8:26-40   And the angel of the Lord spake unto Philip, saying, Arise, and go toward the south unto the way that goeth down from Jerusalem unto Gaza, which is desert.
Vs.29   Then the Spirit said unto Philip, Go near, and join thyself to this chariot.

ACTS 10:19-20  While Peter thought on the vision, the Spirit said unto him, Behold, three men seek thee.
Vs.20   Arise therefore, and get thee down, and go with them, doubting nothing: for I have sent them.

ACTS 16:6-10  Vs.6   Now when they had gone throughout Phrygia and the region of Galatia, and wereforbidden of the Holy Ghost to preach the word in Asia.

Each Must Recognize its Limitations

ACTS 8:14-17   Now when the apostles which were at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent unto them Peter and John:
Vs.15   Who, when they were come down, prayed for them, that they might receive the Holy Ghost:
Vs.16   ( For as yet he was fallen upon none of them: only they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.)
Vs.17   Then laid they their hands on them, and they received the Holy Ghost.

Question:   Why didn’t Philip pray and lay his hands on them, that they might get the Holy Ghost?

1 CORINTHIANS 12:29-30  Are all apostles? are allprophets? are all teachers? are all workers of miracles?
Vs.30   Have all the gifts of healing? do all speak with tongues? do all interpret?

* No one person has it all, gifts, callings, etc.  We must recognize our individual gifts and that of others. We need each other and should be willing to yield.

I do believe that some are able to flow in and work in all parts of the Five Fold Ministry. Why?

I feel God allows certain person to function in each area, in as the Leadership Head. When you have a leader who works in each, they are able to recognize people in the church and their gifting. And they are then able to help grow the person with God giving them wisdom.

A Pastor should be able to walk in each of these sittings, so they can make sure the persons God has honored them to lead, can grow and fulfil that gift to give God glory and Honor.

For if the leader does not understand each ministry, then how can they teach each ministry position.

God bless each of you,
Pastor Pat

Pastor Pat Aman
Devotion Written By:2008 Pastor Pat Aman  Book © 1996/2015 “Coffee With Pat Daily Devotionals”
Study Notes: The New King James Bible
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Why Go To Church


church777 Hebrews 10: 23-25 23Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;) 24And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: 25Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching. A Church goer wrote a letter to the editor of the newspaper and complained that it made no sense to go to church every Sunday. “I’ve gone for 30 years now,” he wrote, “and in that time I have heard something like 3,000 sermons. But for the life of me, I can’t remember a single one of them. So I think I’m wasting time and the pastors are wasting theirs by giving sermons at all.” This started a real controversy in the “Letters to the Editor” column, much to the delight of the editor. It went on for weeks until someone wrote this clincher: I’ve been married for 30 years now. In that time my wife has cooked some 32,000 meals, but for the life of me, I cannot recall the entire menu for a single one of those meals. But I do know this: They all nourished me and gave me the strength I needed to do my work. If my wife had not given me these meals, I would be physically dead today. Likewise, if I had not gone to church for nourishment, I would be spiritually dead today!” When you are DOWN to nothing …. God is UP to something! Faith sees the invisible, believes the incredible and receives the impossible! Thank God for our physical AND our spiritual nourishment! God Bless You, 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 For when I end each message with “My Love & Prayers,” I truly mean that, for I pray for each of you every evening! ( PHILIPPIANS 1:3-4 ) Devotion Written or Posted By: Pastor Pat Aman Book “Coffee With Pat Daily Devotionals” Study Notes: The New King James Bible Unless otherwise stated, all content in this mail is © 1996 through 2015 by Coffee With Pat, and the Respected Authors, and may not be copies or reprinted without permission of the author. The Joy Of The Lord Is My Strength Laughter Is Good For The Soul


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Only read if you are ready to make a change in your life.


        Ten Guidelines From God
Effective immediately, please be aware that there are changes YOU need  to make in YOUR life. These changes need to be completed in order that I may fulfill My promises to you to grant you peace, joy and happiness in  this life. I apologize for any inconvenience, but after all that I am doing, this seems very little to ask of you. Please,follow these 10 guidelines

James 1:5 If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.

Life has dealt you a blow and all you do is sit and
worry. Have you forgotten that I am here to take all your burdens and carry them for you?  Or do you just enjoy fretting over every little thing that comes your way .

Something needs done or taken care of. Put it on the list. No, not YOUR list. Put it on MY to-do-list. Let ME be the one to take care of the problem. I can’t help you until you turn it over to Me. And although My to-do-list is long, I am after all… God. I can take care of anything you put into My hands. In fact, if the truth were ever really known, I take care of a lot of things for you that you never even realize.

Once you’ve given your burdens to Me, quit trying to take them back. Trust in Me. Have the faith that I will take care of all your needs, your problems and your trials. Problems with the kids? Put them on My list. Problem with finances? Put it on My list.
Problems with your emotional roller coaster?  For My sake, put it on My list. I want to help you. All you have to do is ask.

Don’t wake up one morning and say, “Well, I’m feeling much stronger now, I think I can handle it from here.”
Why do you think you are feeling stronger now? It’s simple. You gave Me your burdens and I’m taking care of them. I also renew your strength and cover you in my peace. Don’t you  know that if I give you these problems back, you will be right back where you started? Leave them with Me and forget about them. Just let Me do my job.

I want you to forget a lot of things. Forget what was making you crazy.  Forget the worry and the fretting because you know I’m in control. But there’s one thing I pray you never forget. Please, don’t forget to talk to Me – OFTEN! I love YOU! I want to hear your voice.
I want you to include Me in on the things going on in your life. I want to hear you talk about your friends and family. Prayer is simply you having a conversation with Me. I want to be your dearest friend.

I see a lot of things from up here that you can’t see from where you are. Have faith in Me that I know what I’m doing. Trust Me; you wouldn’t want the view from My eyes. I will continue to care for you, watch over you,  and meet your needs. You only have to trust Me.
Although I have a much bigger task than you, it seems as if you have so much trouble just doing your simple part. How hard can trust be?

You were taught to share when you were only two years old. When did you forget? That rule still applies.
Share with those who are  less fortunate than you.
Share your joy with those who need encouragement.
Share your  laughter with those who haven’t heard any in  such a long time. Share your tears with those who have forgotten how to cry. Share your faith with those who have none.

I managed to fix it so in just one lifetime you could have so many diverse experiences. You grow from a child to an adult, have children, change jobs manytimes, learn many trades,  travel to so many places, meet thousands  of people, and experience so much. How
can you be so impatient then when it takes Me a little longer than you expect to handle something on My to-do-list? Trust in My timing, for My timing is perfect. Just because I created the entire universe in only six days, everyone thinks I should  always rush, rush, rush.

Be kind to others, for I love them just  as much as I love you. They may not dress  like you, or talk like you, or live the same way  you do, but I still love you all. Please try to get along, for My sake. I
created each of you different in some way. It would be too boring if you were all identical.  Please, know I love each of your differences.

As much as I love you, how can you not love yourself?
You were created by me for one reason only — to be loved, and to love in return. I am a God of Love. Love Me. Love your neighbors. But also love yourself. It makes My heart ache when I see you so angry with yourself when things go wrong. You are very precious to me. Don’t ever forget……

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Notes: The New King James Bible​