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I Won’t Complain

Bless our God, O peoples, give Him grateful thanks and make the voice of His praise be heard, ~ Psalm 66:8

Are you a praiser or a complainer?

My mother’s favorite song is “I won’t complain”, the version by the late Rev. Paul Jones. The words of the song explain that in every situation, God is still good. His goodness and mercy will counteract and overpower any negative situation that comes against us.

Whether we have good days or bad days, we still have a right and a responsibility to praise God. Should we offer Him our complaints more than our praise? The songwriter says that if he should count them, he would find that his good days will always outweigh his bad days.

With God, our good moments and hours throughout the day will always outweigh the bad. Take a few moments away to give God thanks, and let the voice of His praise be heard.

By the way, the song is pretty awesome. Click here to listen and recharge your day with thanks. Enjoy your tea!

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Ayoka Boyce ~ Minister, Author, Blogger, Sipper of Tea

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Taking Him out of the Box

I rise before dawn and cry for help; I wait for Your words.~ Psalm 119:14

Last week, I was expecting an important piece of mail. I had hoped for it on Tuesday, expected it on Wednesday and nearly chased the mail carrier down for it Thursday.

My mail carrier delivers faithfully but I rarely celebrate her arrival  until she brings something that I want. Usually, I can leave the mail in the box for days. When I don’t need something, I don’t think about her at all.

How I put God in a box

I often hear, “Don’t wait to call on God when you need Him. Talk to Him all the time.” Admittedly, when things get tough, I talk to Him a lot more than usual. The sense of worry drives me to seek immediate answers and instant gratification from my trouble.

It isn’t a good look. I know that He is so much more than a problem solver. My actions put God in a box. My actions say that “I am going to seek you now because I need you now. But I may not neccesarily seek you tomorrow, if this gets fixed today.” When I don’t seek Him daily, I don’t have the full relationhip or benefit of being in His presence. I don’t get to hear His voice everyday.

Ouch. I have to do better

I desire to have a stronger and more meaningful relationship with God. Let me seek Him with the same intensity each morning. Let me desire to hear His words in my life every day. Let me get up earlier so that I don’t rush His time.

I’m stepping on my own toes this morning. Beginning tomorrow,  I’ll be getting up earlier. Enjoy your coffee and power up your day.

Join me each morning with Morning Coffee and Daily Inspirations

Ayoka Boyce ~ Minister, Author, Blogger, Lover of coffee

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Peace on Purpose

You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you. ~ Isaiah 26:3

“There is a lot on your plate. how do you balance it all?”

Most of us have been presented this question. We all have a lot on our plates. When we live our lives based on ‘purpose’, this comes with the territory.

Having a lot on the plate does not have to equate to being stressed out. We can have responsibilities without becoming burned out. We can have extra tasks and not become frazzled.

In the midst of all that we do, and all that we plan to do, we have an all powerful and unchanging God who we can always rely on to keep us in perfect peace. Remember to keep your mind stayed on Him. Walk and work with purpose and peace.

Stay peaceful, enjoy your coffee and Power up your day!

Join me each morning with Morning Coffee and Daily Inspirations

Ayoka Boyce ~ Minister, Author, Blogger, Lover of coffee

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This is What I Know

I have been young, and now am old; Yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken, Nor his descendants begging bread. ~ Psalm 37:25

If I had to describe this year in one word it would be “Uncomfortable.”

By no means do I mean this in a negative way. As I reflect on 2016, I can say that I have been in some uncomfortable positions. I can go down the list, finances, relationships, family, health, work…you name it. Every uncomfortable place had a purpose in my life.

My 2016 lesson: If I am comfortable, I am most likely not in the right position!

No matter how uncomfortable things may feel we know that God does not forsake the righteous nor will he have us in the position of lack. He does use situations to shift us into purpose.

Remember what you know. Trust God without worrying. Enjoy your cup of coffee and power up your day!

Join me each morning with Morning Coffee and Daily Inspirations

Ayoka Boyce ~ Minister, Author, Blogger, Lover of coffee

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A Song in the Morning

But I will sing of Your power; Yes, I will sing aloud of Your mercy in the morning;
For You have been my defense, And refuge in the day of my trouble. ~ Psalm 59:16

Have you ever woke up with a song on your heart? This morning, I woke up and started singing the Travis Green song, “You made a way, don’t know how but you did it, You made away.”

The morning is full of power. Mornings are full of new mercies, new chances and new opportunities. Even if yesterday was a bad day, He was our refuge, the day did not consume us. We made it through to today, and it is good.

Walk in the joy of this morning. Trust in His power to carry you throughout the day. Enjoy your cup of coffee and power up your day with a song that ministers to your heart.

Join me each morning with Morning Coffee and Daily Inspirations

Ayoka Boyce ~ Minister, Author, Blogger, Lover of coffee

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