Battle Ready?

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Happy Monday people!
This morning it’s a quick shot of Expresso😊

I once listened to Alice McDermott former RAF pilot, now Baptist minister narrate her firsthand experience of warfare, having flown several missions into Iraq and Afghanistan. I was amazed at the level of training and preparedness she had to undergo before her deadly missions.

Raf Fighter Jets

Sadly, today most of us live our lives on the edge like sitting ducks on the firing line, oblivious of fact that we are at war! The enemy is invisible and relentless, the battle is real!….And you are the target!

‘Therefore put on the whole armour of God….’ (Eph 6:13)

Wake up friends!….This is War!
Are you battle ready to fly into that storm?

By Yetty Iriah

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We Don’t Talk Anymore!

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Happy Monday people!
This morning it’s Frappuccino!
When most of us were growing up our dinning table was a family meeting place. I vividly remember the serious conversations I had with my parents around the dinning table. It was a place where we shared both our food and our hearts.

Today the dinning table is an extension of the office, awash with laptops, cables, books and papers. Most only eat on the dinning table on special occasions!

We eat at different times and anywhere in the house, phone in one hand, fork in the other and eyes darting between our plate, phone and the TV screen.

Some have dinning tables preset with candles, luxury crockery and gold ornamental plates, that are never used!

The dinning table is the one place to get up close and personal and parents are missing vital clues to their children’s mental wellbeing!

Get the family to the dinning table again!….And Talk!!!!

By Yetty Iriah
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Let’s Go!

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Happy Monday people!

Today it’s Cappuccino! My husband always holds on to his seat for dear life with his heart in his mouth when I am at the wheel! The very reason I had to sit my driving test six times!

Life is not a smooth freeway, but a one-way road with traffic stops, speed bumps, potholes and road blocks…..and don’t forget those sneaky speed cameras!

Now and again we need to use our rearview mirrors to remind ourselves of how far God has brought us.

Do you live life in reverse, transfixed on the past, unable to make progress? You may be headed for a crash!

Forgetting those things which are behind I press on towards the mark….” (Phil 3:13-14)

With God in the driving seat we can trust Him for better days ahead.

Hey!…Let’s Go!….Don’t look back! ….Remember Lot’s wife!

By Yetty Iriah

Monday Morning Coffee©️2020

Who Needs a Monument?

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Happy Monday people!
If you take a trip into Central London you will be amazed at the number of high rise office buildings. A concrete jungle has emerged overnight!

The disciples once marvelled at the huge marble pillared temples in Jerusalem surrounded by carefully laid cobblestones. Jesus warned them that a day will come when all the buildings will be destroyed!

All over the world,monumental cathedrals have been converted into luxury hotels and nightclubs.

What is your legacy to the next generation? Will you build a monument or plant a tree? If we teach our children the Word we lay down deep roots for generations to come.

And there arose a generation that did not know the Lord or the things he had done for Israel.‘Judges 2:10

Today we have a dotted skyline and a generation without the Word!

The Lord’s heart bleeds!….. Ours should too!

Good morning.

By Yetty Iriah
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Which Door Lord?

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Happy Monday People!

It’s SALE season again! How do you shop? I pick the items I like, try them on at home, choose the ones that fit and return the rest to the store……..I wish it was that easy to make life’s choices

Our choice of spouse, career, neighbourhood, or children’s school has serious implications for the future. Do you agree that the greatest decision you have made is your choice of spouse? …..A story for another day!

Elimelech left Bethlehem; the land of bread and moved with his family to Moab. His choice had tragic consequences.

Lot chose the rich luscious green land of Sodom and Gomorrah leading to a salty pillar, incest and the birth of the Moabite Kingdom; perennial enemies of Israel!

Grandma Eve also chose to eat that delicious-looking apple!

“There is a way that seems right to a man, but ends in death!” (Pro 16:25)

Some choices are irrevocable!……Think again!

By Yetty Iriah

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Which is Your Cross?

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Happy Monday people!
Why do we often complain about the weight of the crosses we bear and compare ourselves with those who carry seemingly lighter crosses?

Simon of Cyrene, a Gentile convert was passing through Jerusalem, when he was seized from the crowd and forced to carry the heavy cross uphill behind Jesus.

Simon just happened to be in the crowd on that day, the heavy cross was forced on him; he did not have a choice! (Luke 23:26)

On reflection, the crosses we bear in life are not of our own choosing, our crosses are just thrust on us suddenly often without warning!

And God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. (1 Cor 10:13)

Sorry dear!…..You can’t choose your own cross!

Prayer for the Week
O Lord! The cross I carry feels so heavy, but you continue to provide the strength for me to bear it. Forgive me for grumbling when I have and as I follow Jesus may I find purpose in my pain.

By Yetty Iriah
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Say Sorry!

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Happy Monday people!
I will ruffle a few feathers this morning!
Sadly the last 2 months have been a difficult time for us, especially those who have lost colleagues, friends or family to this dreadful virus.

The one positive aspect of the lockdown is that we got an opportunity to share a safe space with our ‘best and dearest’! Did we make use of this time to resolve lingering family conflicts? Have we had those difficult conversations? Did we seize the opportunities to apologise or forgive?

Will our children or spouses be leaving the lockdown with hurt and damaged egos because of what has gone on behind closed doors?

“SORRY” is one of the most powerful words in any language.

Don’t let hurt feelings and damaged egos be the legacy of your own lockdown!

Good Morning.

By Yetty Iriah
Monday Morning Coffee©️2020

Shoes Off!….Please!

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Happy Monday people!
Do you take offence when you visit friends or family and they ask you to take your shoes off at the door? Do you outwardly complain or grudgingly comply?

Shoes are not just a fashion accessory in the literal sense; they represent who we are, our social standing, our background, our values, our principles and our experience; the very things that the Lord wants to change!

The burning bush must have been quite a spectacle to behold, but Moses had to take his shoes off before he could approach the miraculous.

Today most of us approach God wearing our designer shoes; expecting preferential treatment and some walk in carelessly with dirty shoes and muddy boots in total disregard for His sacred presence!

The Lord opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.- (James 4:6)

If you want to experience the miraculous like Moses you must take your shoes off too!…..Even if they are Jimmy Choos or Loubs!

Prayer for the Week
Lord forgive for the times I have relied on my own importance and approached your presence without respect. This week teach me to be humble and take my shoes off like Moses so that I also can walk in the miraculous.

By Yetty Iriah
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