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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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A Great Ending

Better is the end of a thing than the beginning thereof: and the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit.~ Ecclesiastes 7:8

When I lived in NY, I attended Love Fellowship Temple, pastored by Bishop Hezekiah Walker. One of the ministries that I served on was the church choir. During one rehearsal, (there were many) I recall him having us go through the end of a song over and over. We were dragging at the end of the song, just to get it finished. He taught us how to put just as much energy into the end of a song because the end is just as important as the beginning and the middle.

Remember all of the lessons learned, the people met and the people released, the dreams pursued, and the businesses started.  Remember every experience where God has kept us. To sum it up, We came out of 2016 better.

Yesterday, I recorded a video on FaceBook Live, titled “What if?” It was a reflection of 2016 and of life questions.

Today, I am going to move with intention. I don’t want to rush through the day, just to get to the evening celebration. I want to intentionally enjoy this day that God has blessed me to see. The beginning was good, but truly, the end of 2016 is better!

Check out the video here!

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Happy New Year Eve! Enjoy your cup of coffee and power up your day!

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

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A Year Crowned with Goodness

You crown the year with Your goodness, And Your paths drip with abundance. ~ Psalm 65:11

What a year! 2016 has been filled with emotions, hard truths, ups and downs. From our personal lives, to our cities and even national and worldwide, there have been changes.

My relationship with God changed this year. He did not change, but he allowed my situations to change me. My faith in Him has increased. I look for His hand now. I pray and seek His face now more than ever. Where I saw Him as a distant God, I now know Him to be the mender of my broken heart.

This year was crowned, or ‘surrounded’ by his goodness. And by His grace, so shall 2017. Don’t go into the New Year with worry. Trust in His goodness and that the path He leads you on, will be abundant with purpose.

Let’s go into the New Year strong. Enjoy your cup of coffee and power up your day!

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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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