It’s been a month

It’s been a month since I last pinned a devotional on this blog. Isn’t it funny how fast time moves? I’m often reminded that time waits for nobody and this is why I suggest one thing to you … TAKE NOTHING FOR GRANTED!

If you follow me on social media, then you may know that my Grams passed away on September 6, 2020. She was the matriarch of our family and her passing, even at 90 years old, affects us deeply. You’ve heard me mention her in sermons and devotionals and you may even know the influence she has on my life, now she’s gone. Am I sad? Yes, but I’m grateful that she’s not suffering and I got to spend the last 2 weeks with her.

Anyway, allow me to change the subject before I become a mess of tears. I didn’t come with any particular subject in mind, I simply wanted you to know I haven’t forgotten about you. I’ll be back posting devotionals soon.

In the meantime, I want to share with you our virtual Bible study from last night. There’s so much going on and others who are hurt, grieving, broken, hopeless and in need and due to this, last night’s virtual service was prayer. I’m sharing it, in the hope that it’ll help someone else to know, you aren’t alone.

You can view the video by clicking HERE

In all things give thanks!

Daily Devotional – 8/20/20 “Am I in God’s will?”

God’s assignment will NEVER cause you to sin. I do not care where He has told you to go or given you to say, His instructions won’t put you in position to sin or be outside of His will. It can sometimes hurt, bring some confusion and anger, create restless nights and draining days but not sin. No beloved, you’re in this mess because you allowed flesh to fight a battle only anointing could win. In your feelings you made a decision, flesh made look good and instead of owning up to ‘said’ mistake, apologizing and repenting; pride took over and now you’re too far in.

Can you guess what happened next? You had to do whatever it took to keep up appearances. You have to keep on playing the game in order to pay for being the boss. Sure, your pictures portray happiness but hell is all through your home. Your flyers are pretty but most of them are premeditated in pettiness. This is why you have to stop making rash decisions, in your feelings. God did not tell you to start that ministry, leave your spouse, take out that loan, say yes to the job or get in covenant with them. Truth is, you were mad, in flesh and struck out when you should have stayed. Somebody hurt your feelings and you lashed out when you should have left. Somebody removed you from a position and instead of being patient and praying; you permitted the pain to alter your posture.

Ask yourself these questions; is where I am God ordained, is what I’m doing God’s will for my life, is who I’m with helping or hurting me and is the place I’m residing delivering or depressing me? The most important question, am I still in God’s will? Reality is, you are either in God’s will or not because there is no in between. And please, do not judge your ability to slay people in the spirit, the amount of money in your checking account, the number of dates filled in on your calendar, the likes on your posts and views on your videos to being in God’s will. Some of you no longer have God’s anointing but are still being booked because of your name, not the oil.

The oil of God anoints, it does not anger.
The oil of God protects, it does not provoke.
The oil of God enlarges, not endangers.
The oil of God rebukes, not rejects.
The oil of God is deliverance, not deceitfulness.
The oil of God is beholding, not betraying.

God ordained you, not for you but for those He knew you could reach. He called you because of the fire in your belly and you said yes, so now you have a responsibility to that yes. What are you doing with it? “Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the knowledge of God: I speak this to your shame.” – 1 Corinthians 15:34