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Where did I put my Faith?

If you follow my blogs, or follow me on social media, then you know that I misplace things often. Keys, notebooks, etc can go missing for weeks and then pop back up in the strangest places.

What I noticed today is that I misplace the things that I use most often. It’s frustrating to look for keys that I know I ‘just’ had in my hands and literally cannot get my hands back on them.

Today, I’m looking for my Faith. I know I just had it. It was in strong operation yesterday when I read the Word and prayed in church. This morning, I need that same confidence.

They say when you lose something, retrace your steps. So what happened between yesterday and today? I left church, had dinner, watched a little television. I know I didn’t leave my Faith at church, I had it with me on the drive home. I completely believed God would show me the way out of this storm.

Did I misplace my Faith when I got home? Is it hiding around here? Maybe it got buried underneath the mail that has bills that I don’t have the money to pay. Or I could have dropped it outside by the car, which is behind in payments. Then again, it could have gotten lost in my phone when I was pressing the ignore button to phone calls I didn’t have the heart to answer.

It’s Monday, and I need to find my Faith. I literally just had it yesterday. Not just a feeling, I had the substance in my hand as I worshipped and hoped. I had the evidence of everything being worked out even before I could see it. Now the substance I seem to hold is an empty purse, a broken spirit.

They say you always find what is lost in the last place you look (duh). So I looked in my Word. I don’t remember leaving it there but I remember finding it there before.

I looked for my Faith in the 4th chapter of 2nd Kings. I found the woman who was moments away from losing everything. She cried to the prophet Elisha and he showed her a strategic plan to immediately get out of debt.

I read it and said, wow, this lady could be me. Hurting and at the end of her rope. No one to turn to and no where to go. There was no escaping or hiding from her situation, she had to face it.

I believe that her cries were not from defeat. If she was defeated, she would have already given up. Her cries mustered up strength that she didn’t realize was there. It didn’t matter how bad the situation appeared to be. It did not matter that time had pretty much run out for her and her sons. There was still faith for fuel.

That’s where I am this morning. I found a reserve of faith that I didn’t realize I had. It didn’t let me give up today. Instead, I activated what I had and I looked in the Word for my missing faith.

But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. Hebrews 11:6 KJV

That was my reminder. God wants me to have faith. He doesn’t want me to misplace it, or simply not use it. He is pleased when I believe in Him. He is pleased with me when I diligently seek him.

So today, I’m working. Just like the woman in 2nd Kings, giving up isn’t an option. If you happen to see tears on me, I’m pulling on my strength. And when you see me in my Word, know that I have found my Faith. It’s in the last place I looked. And it is in excellent working order.

Enjoy your coffee and power up your day through faith.

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

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Your Voice Matters

I love the Lord, because He has heard My voice and my supplications ~ Psalm 116:1

Have you ever had one of those days, or weeks, where there was so much on your mind and heart that you almost felt like you were going under?

Last week, I had two major life changes and very little rest. I am still adjusting my new normal. I did not feel as though I had anyone to talk to. I really needed someone to ‘talk it out’ with, but I did not reach out.

Then there was this morning.

There is something special about the peace I find early on Sunday Mornings. Everything surrounding me is quiet. I finally had a chance to talk to God  about everyhing that was going on. I had time to ask Him for strength and patience through this. I had time to talk about my concerns and that I did not want things to fail.

The best thing was that He heard me this morning. I have more confidence today than I have had most of last week.

Being Heard

There is so much frustration in the world, because people don’t believe that they are ‘being heard’. If this is you, I encourage you to first talk to God. He hears the words from your mouth and the words from your heart. He can direct your steps to the right people. He can send the help you need. He knows how to make your voice heard and can meet every need you have.

We are still on consecration, so no coffee for me today. Even still, 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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Favor!

May our sovereign God extend his favor to us! Make our endeavors successful! Yes, make them successful! ~  Psalm 90:17

I was taught long ago that God’s favor is greater than any amount of money or anything that money can buy. His favor opens doors, extends time, gives mercy and makes room. He is the God that gives us beyond what we can ask or think.

A few weeks ago I had to remind myself, God is greater than a bill for $300

There are days when life can become unnerving. Bills,  and life situations can seem to hit all at once. And sometimes when it rains, it really pours. I have found that taking a moment, and asking God to extend His favor, He will turn our outlook and the situation around.

A prayer for today

Today, I simply pray that the favor of God is extended into our lives. For our jobs, our careers, our families and our finances, I pray that He makes our endeavors successful. His will be done!

Don’t wake up worrying. Seek His favor today. 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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Enduring Faithfulness

For great is his love toward us, and the faithfulness of the LORD endures forever. ~ Psalm 117:2

The LORD is awesome!

Last night, for New Year’s Eve service, we  (my church, The Sanctuary RIC) prayed for our families. We prayed for healing and full deliverance for our families and ourselves. I specifically cried out for my sister. She has been ‘away’ for a few months. I also specifically cried out for my cousin. She had a stroke a few days ago.

By the time I got home last night, my cousin was on Facebook. She is talking, typing and doing well! And when the phone rang at 7:15 this morning, my sister was on the other end of the line. “Come get me, I’m free.”

“Wait, what? I’m on the way!”

I read a passage yesterday (I don’t remember the site) that simply said that our prayers are not words to try to convince God to do something for us. He already knows what He has promised to us. When He says that he is faithful, He really is. The last time I saw my sister, she looked near death. This morning she looked happy and healthy. Her life was preserved and I am believing God for her complete freedom.

In every situation, remember the faithfulness of God. He has not forgotten His word and you don’t have to convince Him to love you. He already does.

Happy New Year! 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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No Anxiety Zone

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God ~ Philippians 4:6

What is on your mind this morning? With Christmas being a week away, many of us have the same thoughts, bills, gifts and more bills. Children have already made their requests known to us. But this scripture implores us to make our requests known to Him.

Prayer ~ Talk to God about everything that causes you to be anxious. He does not want you to carry a load of worry.

Supplication ~As we go to God, we are to be humble and willing to accept His will in our lives. His answers do not always come in the packaage that we expect, but His will for us is always good.

Thanksgiving ~  Being thankful is more than a feeling of gratitude. With thanksgiving, we tell God that we are thankful. We give Him thanks with our mouth and our actions.

Has any anxiety presented itself to you this morning? Grab it by the hand and give it over to Him with prayer, supplication and thanksgiving.

Enjoy your morning coffee and power up your day with prayer.

Join me each morning with Morning Coffee and Daily Inspirations

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

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