Do it Now!

Monday Morning Coffee©Happy Monday people!

This morning I want to share my dentist story with you. The dentist has never been my friend; the vibration and sound of the dentist’s drill always send me into a frenzy of panic!

Some years ago, an old filling in one of my back teeth fell out, but I ignored it. As time went on all the adjoining fillings began to fall out one by one until there was a big crater, and last Thursday morning I woke up with the worst toothache imaginable. I rushed to the dentist!

When we leave things too late; we face the consequences. Oftentimes a simple apology is all that is needed to salvage an important relationship, but we keep putting it off until things become irreconcilable.

Settle matters quickly with your adversary while you still on the way ….Matt 5.25

Is there something you keep putting off too? 

By the way my dentist says I may lose all my back teeth! …… I am now praying for a miracle!

By Yetty Iriah

Make it Count!

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Happy Monday people!

The events of the last few weeks are constant reminders that just when we feel we have things under control, our lives can be turned upside down in an instant. 

My post today is dedicated to the memory of those who lost their lives in the 9/11 attacks sixteen years ago. 

I was in New York exactly one week ago and I visited the 9/11 Memorial site. There were over three thousand names etched on the marble memorial stones; a poignant reminder that at the end of it all we will all just be names on a gravestone!

What was meant to be a normal working morning had sadly turned out to be a tragedy of monumental proportions. 

It was an extremely emotional visit, and I left with the resolve to make each day I have left on this earth count for God and eternity.

How about you?

By Yetty Iriah

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‘Stormy’ Reflections!

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Happy Monday people!

This morning let’s reflect on the devastation caused by the recent hurricane Harvey and spare a thought for the families displaced by this terrible storm. 

Storms are part of life, and spring on us without warning like a thief in the night, we are never prepared, and our trust in God does not grant us immunity. 

Storms have a way of reminding us of what matters most. None of the evacuees was mourning the loss of a Hermes or Louis Vuitton bag, they were just grateful to be alive.  

Storms pry from our hands the very things we struggle to build; million dollar homes are gone in seconds. 

Storms show just how exposed and vulnerable we truly are; like sitting ducks in the firing line!

God never promised us a life without storms but He will be our shelter in the storm. 

What’s your own ‘stormy’ reflection?

By Yetty Iriah

Not on the Agenda?

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Happy Monday people!

The year is rapidly rolling to a close and for most of us it has been a year of twists and turns, far from what we had planned; but we are not alone.

Joseph’s dream also involved several dramatic twists and turns, but God had an agenda. 

Hannah had a burning desire for a child, but she too had to wait because God had an agenda. 

Mary’s wedding plans were interrupted because God had His own agenda. 

When life happens, remember it’s God’s agenda, not ours!

By Yetty Iriah

The Spare Wheel

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Happy Monday good people!

How is your summer going? All over the world the weather has been erratic, from intense heat  to flash floods, mudslides and an eclipse expected sometime today! 

I don’t know about you, but this is the perfect weather for excuses! It’s either too hot or too wet!

We all make excuses when we have to endure some discomfort. 

So what has the Lord asked you to do? And are you like Moses who had a million excuses?

Too busy? Too tired? Too weak? Too far?  What’s your own excuse?  

If we don’t play our part in the Lord’s mission, surely someone else will.  

Remember Queen Vashti?

The Lord always has a spare wheel! …..Don’t get replaced!

Happy reflection.

By Yetty Iriah

The Payback Buisiness

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Happy Monday good people!

There is a human side to all of us that yearns for revenge when hurt by others.

Some years ago, someone said something that really hurt me, I stewed in it for days. Mauling over the matter in my mind on my way to work one morning, I drove onto the bus lane by mistake and ended up with a £60 fine! It was a double insult, but I paid the price for not letting go. 

David had a chance to kill Saul on at least two occasions, but decided to leave him in God’s hands. 

Have you too been let down, hurt or betrayed? Like David, let go today.

Don’t engage in the payback business….it could be costly!

Have a reflective week.

By Yetty Iriah
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Mend that Crack!

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Happy Monday people!

Many beautiful relationships are destroyed forever over trivial matters.

Eights years ago five of us started a women’s group, and amidst stiff opposition, we have kept going, impacting our community and changing lives. 

Yes, we have had our little cracks over the years, but the  unity we share in Christ has kept us going strong. 

Recently we met up for a chilled evening and warm meal, and looking around the room, I thanked God for adding to our number, and for the miracle that the five of us are still here! 

Apart from a few more pounds around the middle and some facial lines, we have all been truly blessed.

Mend those cracks today, lest your wall comes tumbling down!

By Yetty Iriah

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