Coffee and Jesus Devotional

Coffee and Jesus Devotional was written by some of my friends, family, and myself.  It contains 100 of the best devotions that have been submitted daily on my Facebook page

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The purpose of these devotions are to be a method of quick inspiration and encouragement for the Kingdom Family while connecting online through social media.  To see the latest devotions, check out my Facebook page.

Below are a few examples....

Good Character
 Coffee & Jesus Devotional
Jeff Tilden

“Do not be misled: Bad company corrupts good character." 1 Corinthians 15:33

I had to go to the dentist to get a tooth pulled and an implant put in. When the pharmacist gave me a prescribed mouthwash to use, she warned me that it tasted disgusting. When I used it for the first time, I was surprised that it actually tasted good.

 I recently was told by critics and others that the movie Justice League wasn’t any good. Then I went and saw it and thoroughly enjoyed it. I remember having a conversation in which someone told me that they didn’t like the pizza at my favorite pizza joint. My thought was, “what are they thinking?”
The point is, you can’t always take someone’s word for it...especially when it comes to preferences or opinions. There are some instances in which we probably need to experience something first hand, rather than listen to someone else. Nothing against colleagues and friends, but sometimes they get it wrong, even when their intentions are good.

This is crucial when it comes to a relationship with God and our character. The people we surround ourselves with and listen to may seem well-meaning, but their advice, counsel, and thoughts may be far off from God’s truth and what is truly best for us. Don’t be misled! Find out the truth for yourself!

Prayer-Heavenly Father, mold my character. May it be always shaped by your truth! Help me to never be misled by those that don’t understand your word. In Jesus Name, Amen.

Keep in Touch
 Coffee & Jesus Devotional
Michael Tilden

“May the Lord keep watch between you and me when we are away from each other." Genesis 31:49

We miss those we love when the are gone from our company. The families of soldiers are especially concerned during deployments. Today we are blessed with technology that can keep us connected, in the past we relied on letters and the time it took the mail to reach us or them. To reach God we have instagram, it's called prayer. He hears our concerns and replies with His care. We are never far from our Creator, try calling on Him and receive His love. Ephesians 6:18, "And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord's people."

Prayer-Heavenly Father, help us to always remember that we can constantly keep in touch with you. Thank you for giving us access through your Son Jesus. In Jesus Name, Amen.

I Wouldn't Click the Like Button
 Coffee & Jesus Devotional
by Sandra Tilden

"A soft answer turneth away wrath, but grievous words stir up anger." Proverbs 15:1

I often pray, "God reveal myself to me." You think that's a misprint, don't you? It isn't. I desire that God show me my true self and exactly how I fail Him. I was convicted a couple of days ago after reading a post that I, myself, had written on social media. It was on a public form. I only read it, because someone I don't even know liked it. I had forgotten about it, so I clicked. My comment was in response to someone defending a behavior that I felt was wrong. When I read what I had written I thought, "What is wrong with me? I would not even hit the like button." It had no profanity in it, but it was a bit hateful. I must confess that I was engaged in an argument that was pointless. I am ashamed that I was sharing hate instead of love. I thank God for convicting me, and I promised Him that I am going to think carefully before posting comments.

Just after this incident, still on the same site, I saw that someone had shared pictures and information about a trip they took to the Noah's Ark replica in Williamstown, Kentucky. I have been interested in going to see this structure so I clicked on the pictures and read what this individual had to say. Then I began scrolling down to read some of the comments that people had shared. The comments had turned into a religious debate between those who claim to be non-believers and those who say they believe in God. It was pathetic to see the hateful comments from both sides. The last thing I read was a comment from the guy who posted the original pictures. He said, "This post was just for information and my little opinion about a really nice day. Sometimes I don't know who's worse, religious or non-religious."

The Bible says:
"A soft answer turneth away wrath, but grievous words stir up anger." Proverbs 15:1

"By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another." John 13:35

As a Christian, God holds us to a higher calling. He commands us to love one another. There's so much hate, let's make sure we share love on these social media sites.

Prayer-Heavenly Father, change my heart to radiate Your love. May I not get wrapped up in pointless debates, fueled by pride. Help me to be different, the light of Christ. In Jesus Name, Amen.

Time with the Father
 Coffee & Jesus Devotional
by Robby Garland

“Come near to God and he will come near to you.” James 4:8

A few nights ago I was shooting baskets in the driveway with my nine year old son. I began to give him instruction on what he needed to practice when I wasn’t home to be outside with him. He quickly responded, “It’s more fun when you are out here.” I said, thinking he preferred I were there only to rebound for him and make things easier, “that’s why I need to get a ball return for the goal so you won’t have to rebound.” With a coy smile on his face he quickly stated, “that’s not the reason I want you out here.” You see my son, like his daddy is a talker. While shooting baskets, he likes to tell me about his day at school or the book he read or the video he watched on the iPad. He enjoys my presence because he wants to spend time with me. I couldn’t help but think this must be how God feels. Often times we only want God’s presence in our lives to help make things go smoother or easier. What God really wants is just to spend time with us. He wants to hear about our day. He wants to know how we feel or the trials we face. Of course he already knows them but it’s the time spent together He longs for. Spending time with God is our privilege as Christians and we often take it for granted. Take the time to share your day with God. You won’t regret it.

Prayer-Lord, may I always long for time with You. Through this time, teach me Your truth and impart wisdom in me. Fulfill my heart and lead me to show others the peace found in relationship with You. In Jesus Name, Amen.